SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Data ethics: the new minefield for business leaders

Data ethics: the new minefield for business leaders

“Data ethics” hardly has the ring of romance. Or of great urgency. Yet business leaders world-wide face a minefield. They must traverse it with their integrity in tact. It’s no longer a matter of personal choice of whether or not they want to enter this territory.   There are new persistent, […]

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 […]