Sustainability measurement and (e)valuation – investors want better data

Here’s our most recent Innovation Forum weekly brief. A 500 word piece on a topic du jour. This week, investors, data, measurement and company/investor misalignment on sustainability. Click below for the short article that assesses the state of play: Investors want better data  Companies still don’t produce the performance data that helps investors make fully informed…

  • Feb 19, 2015
  • Measurement
  • Comments Off on Sustainability measurement and (e)valuation – investors want better data

Lecture five – Stakeholder engagement, internal, external and in emerging markets

Here’s the latest in my lecture series, this week on Stakeholder engagement, internal and external, and in emerging markets It’s embedded below too. Next week the lecture is on reputation, reporting and communications and I will post slides on here. Lecture Five – Stakeholders, external and internal from Tobias Webb

Lecture three – Engaging Employees in CR and Sustainability

So here’s my third lecture in the current series, on employee engagement and sustainable business. The first lecture on where CR came from , the business case, and the course outline with links to readable articles is here. For readers who like this, Mallen Baker and I have put together a complete online training course on all this, with short, interesting videos…

Eight self-serving steps to creating a CSR Program

Wayne Dunn offers some thoughts to becoming successful in driving responsible business inside a company Self-interest. What’s in it for me? This is the true heart of CSR and stakeholder engagement. How could it be otherwise? Why would companies, individuals, communities and others not act in their own interest? CSR is simply about finding ways…

Seven proven ways to get colleagues on board with sustainability and corporate responsibility

Wayne Dunn, author of a few recent excellent pieces on stakeholder engagement, offers some thoughts for readers on that all important stakeholder group of internal executives and managers Here’s his other recent articles that may be of interest, all highly practical: The top five mistakes companies make in engaging stakeholders Stakeholder engagement: Six best practices…

  • Sep 23, 2014
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Comments Off on Seven proven ways to get colleagues on board with sustainability and corporate responsibility

Ethics vs. Sustainability updated, and CSR and Shared Value

Thanks to some excellent feedback on LinkedIn, on this blog and direct emails from readers, I’ve been able to (I hope) improve the presentation I am giving tomorrow in Prague on embedding ethics and sustainability (and some of the differences between the two). The updated deck can be found by clicking here and is ’embedded’…

Why companies engage employees in corporate responsibility and sustainability

Embedded below is a presentation taken from our online training course “Getting to Grips with Corporate Responsibility” which starts again on March 24 2014:  Why companies engage employees in corporate responsibility and sustainability The course uses these materials accompanied by talking head video, online seminars, discussion groups and assignments to help executives learn how good…

  • Jan 22, 2014
  • Stakeholders
  • Comments Off on Why companies engage employees in corporate responsibility and sustainability

Want to manage embedding CR, reporting and communications more effectively?

After many months of work, and after producing more than a hundred videos, slides and online discussions, Mallen Baker and I have launched three more online, on demand, interactive CR management training courses. Phew. It’s been a ride. Imagine revisiting what you’ve learned in your entire career and trying to put online in a useful…

  • Jul 26, 2013
  • Uncategorised
  • Comments Off on Want to manage embedding CR, reporting and communications more effectively?

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

I mentioned this video on stage at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit in London this week. A few folks have tweeted it. I referred to it because I have seen a CEO show it to his team of senior managers. It’s from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Even a jaded ex-journalist such as myself…

15 ways to engage your CEO in CSR (shorter, edited, printable version)

Here’s a shorter, printable, less waffly version of the blog post I wrote which I ambitiously called:  “15 way to get your CEO on board with CSR and Sustainability“ The original piece has had thousands of reads in just a couple of weeks. Which is nice. There’s nothing worse than being ignored, as someone famously…

  • Apr 30, 2013
  • Uncategorised
  • Comments Off on 15 ways to engage your CEO in CSR (shorter, edited, printable version)

15 ways to get your CEO on board with sustainability and corporate responsibility

Convincing senior leadership as to why sustainable business matters remains a major challenge. Here’s a few proven ways, in no particular order, that may help. 1) Get a non-executive/independent director on your side This is largely for listed firms, but some non-listed companies also use outside views at a senior level. Find one most amenable…

  • Apr 16, 2013
  • Uncategorised
  • Comments Off on 15 ways to get your CEO on board with sustainability and corporate responsibility

Embedding sustainability presentation

 This presentation below, originally given in India a few weeks back, is based on Ethical Corporation’s new, in-depth report “How to embed sustainability and corporate responsibility in management processes“ For readers getting this via email (there’s 1100 of you) here’s a link to the presentation if you can’t see it below. Enjoy, if that is…

Kingfisher and Desso CEOs on leadership, collaboration and sustainability strategy

Here’s an audio recording of an hour long session I chaired with Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher CEO, and Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso, back in May this year in London. It was a breakout session at the Responsible Business Summit in London. I was impressed that neither CEO made a fuss about the fact that it…

  • Sep 4, 2012
  • Uncategorised
  • Comments Off on Kingfisher and Desso CEOs on leadership, collaboration and sustainability strategy

Might a Chief Sustainability Officer become a CEO?

Will we one day see a senior sustainability executive, or ‘Chief Sustainability Officer’, become CEO of a large company? I would doubt it, at least things currently stand. I’m not sure a senior sustainability executive, as they currently exist, would make a good CEO in today’s world. Here’s why: 1) In laggard companies there would…