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Bill Cockburn: making an impact

Bill Cockburn: making an impact

December 01, 2000 BT’s UK managing director says the Business Impact Task Force report, published in November at the CBI conference, marks a milestone in corporate social responsibility in the UK – and he wants every company, small or large, now to respond by taking action. Read more >
Managing and measuring to achieve impact

Managing and measuring to achieve impact

December 01, 2000 After two years’ work, the Business Impact Task Force has published its guide on how companies can measure and report their impact on society. Alison Gulliford talks to Mallen Baker, BITC’s new Impact on Society director, about the report and how companies can take up its findings. Read more >
Partnerships for progress

Partnerships for progress

December 01, 2000 As Europe embraces corporate social responsibility, a five-year grand plan for ‘human progress’ is launched. Now with EU enlargement coming, the pace of change can only quicken. Read more >
Managing reputation through a crisis

Managing reputation through a crisis

October 01, 2000 Firestone, Ford, Snow Brand, Mitsubishi, Gap, Nike: research from Oxford University shows corporate social responsibility affects a company’s ability to bounce back after a crisis. Here, Mike Regester, a specialist in corporate crisis management, highlights the role of the community affairs manager. Read more >
Rights and wrongs, business or government?

Rights and wrongs, business or government?

June 01, 2000 A clutch of new reports argues that business has responsibility for human rights, not just the governments which actually sign the UN Declaration. But too few within companies seem aware of the issue – or are yet willing to get engaged. Read more >
A New Vision for Business: a personal view

A New Vision for Business: a personal view

December 01, 1999 Tom Cannon, the chair of the Committee of Enquiry which published its report, A New Vision for Business, in November, sets out the need to adapt the economic agenda as we enter the new millennium Read more >
Putting a human face to global markets

Putting a human face to global markets

February 01, 1999 Addressing the World Economic Forum at Davos, UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, challenged the international business community to enter a compact of shared values, to show the human face of global markets. In fact, some industries have already made a start. Read more >
Business: agent for peace

Business: agent for peace

December 01, 1998 David Grayson is just back from the annual conference of Business for Social Responsibility in the USA. Here he identifies trends in the changing responsibilities of business, including a surprising role as peacemaker in the Middle East. Read more >
Enterprising solutions in the regions

Enterprising solutions in the regions

October 01, 1998 TECs, chambers of commerce and Business Links have been trying to improve their support services for small firms locally. Now a government review is underway. It's time for business to insist on a regional solution. Read more >
KPMG: a professional approach to community involvement

KPMG: a professional approach to community involvement

August 01, 1998 KPMG, one of the UK's largest accounting firms, has rapidly achieved a reputation for effective community investment, focused on employee involvement. Here we examine the programme and how the partnership's sense of social responsibility also helps the business. Read more >