SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Goodbye to CSR, welcome to Social Commitment

Goodbye to CSR, welcome to Social Commitment

  What made Body Shop special was a long-term company focus on a social commitment in business  Its charismatic founder Anita Roddick wanted to make a difference to how animals were treated. That is, not used for testing cosmetics. The firm’s reluctant owner L’Oréal got tired of poor sales, and has […]

Is this the social licence at work?

Is this the social licence at work?

If you’re Mr Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct the whole idea of needing a social licence must raise a hollow laugh. After all, he’s been called a “business genius” by at least one respected investment analyst, which must do his ego a bit of good. He also owns a […]

How to make sense of the social license

How to make sense of the social license

How does business make sense of the Social Licence? At the 2015 Lord Mayor’s banquet the Governor of the Bank of England went on the record to warn the City that the Social licence to operate was real, and could have costly consequences. [click to watch 30 second video] But […]

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Leaders sometimes speak up. Ethical business leaders most definitely speak up, though not enough do. A sure way to fail as a leader in today’s demanding corporate environment is to keep quiet when you should be doing the opposite. Speak up about what though? How far should progressive business leaders […]