CSR

by / on April 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

The Careless Consumer

A recent article for the Royal Society of Arts.  The article goes over the psychology of ‘ethical’ consumption, in particular the lack of alignment between ethics and natural behaviors.  It needs to be viewed in pdf format.  Download the article […]

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm / in CSR, Economics, Management, Politics & Society, Protests

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Could Do more Harm Than Good

The Guardian’s Leave It In the Ground campaign names and shames the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation for not divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies.  Editor Alan Rusbridger launched the project by declaring the case for the divestment […]

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by / on March 6, 2015 at 1:02 am / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Individual Social Responsibility: Why We Don’t Act in Line With What We Say

Just over 15 years ago, I was working with a global NGO helping them to engage with multinational corporations (MNCs). As part of this activity, I ran workshops in which MNC managers interacted with NGO managers on matters of mutual […]

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Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem?  Stop Taxing Corporations
by / on May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem? Stop Taxing Corporations

Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing […]

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by / on February 26, 2013 at 10:56 am / in CSR, Management

What if You had a Strategy and None of Your Employees Knew About It?

Corporate consultants tell us that a key driver of success is having a clear vision for the corporation and being able to execute this at all levels.  However, how many employees really know or understand the overarching strategy of their […]

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Managing Global Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders Globally
by / on December 30, 2012 at 5:39 am / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Managing Global Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders Globally

The management of local and global stakeholders is one of the most critical aspects of the business imperative of multinational corporations.  This talk provides a outline and examples of this imperative within the context of modern stakeholder theory along with […]

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by / on September 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm / in CSR, Politics & Society, Protests, Uncategorized

The Lunatic Environmental Fringes: Who are They?

It is a commonly expressed belief that pro-environmentalists are different from the majority of the population.  The stereotype has them as more left wing politically, more activists and generally more involved with society.  But how does this stack up to […]

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by / on September 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm / in CSR, Interesting Science News, Management

Do You (or your boss, colleagues and organisation) Lack Integrity?

The first decade of the 21st Century has heightened interest in the ethical and social positioning of companies.  However, one of the real dilemmas associated with the movement toward more “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is the lack of any real […]

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How to Move Sustainability up the List of Individual Concerns
by / on July 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in CSR, Politics & Society

How to Move Sustainability up the List of Individual Concerns

New polls frequently announce that a significant proportion of the population is concerned about an issue or willing to sacrifice for a cause, from environmental sustainability to third world debt. However, standard polls don’t accurately measure people’s true beliefs.

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Individual Social Responsibility
by / on March 18, 2012 at 8:53 am / in CSR, Politics & Society

Individual Social Responsibility

Over the last decade we have seen increased interest in the societal role of corporations.  A cursory Google time line indicates that up until around 1998 mentions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) was relatively constant and fairly low but since […]

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