The Pilot Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is due for publication in November this year and will feature an initial 100 companies.
Those behind it (Aviva Investors, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, EIRIS, Institute for Human Rights and Business and VBDO), together with supporters of the initiative, are confident that the CHRB has the potential to scrutinise, incentivise and recognise those companies doing the right thing in the arena of human rights, and penalise those that do not.
“Be honest: how authentic is your brand?” is the question a growing number of consumers, stakeholders and potential investors are asking: what they really want to know is “Can I trust you?”.
Brand authenticity has become increasingly important, used as the differentiating factor by consumers and investors when making their choices.
UK and international partnerships between companies and NGOs continue to evolve apace. We know from the annual C&E Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer, and practical experience, that partnerships are ever more important to companies and NGOs: each seeking to maximise their resources, scale, reach and impact in response to harsh economic realities, growing social need and environmental priorities.
The next C&E Breakfast Dialogue is to be held on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 at The RSA in central London. Focused on exploring the role of CR in supporting the emergence of next generation, inclusive & diverse business leaders, the session will be co-led by Marie Sigsworth, HR Director Aviva Functions & Digital*, and Peter Block, C&E’s new Lead Consultant on people development and talent management*…
Leading practitioners gathered for C&E Advisory's Panel Discussion in London to mark the launch of the 2015 edition of the C&E Corporate-NGO Partnership Barometer. Manny Amadi opened the session with a presentation of the study's headlines, followed by a panel-led discussion on experiences, success factors, and trends in corporate-NGO partnering. The discussion focused on the subject of consortium-based partnerships, the special topic for this year's Barometer, as well as the increasing emphasis on co-creation in problem-solving, mission-focused relationship.
Lucy Carver, Director, The Bigger Picture, BSkyB
From strategic development of our CR agenda to supporting out charity partnership programmes, they have provided sound counsel, and added huge value.