Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Purpose is all the rage – and seemingly the ubiquitous topic du jour. As the business & society agenda continues to mature, the forces of value and values become more prominent drivers, and the SDG’s have emphasised business opportunities for enhancing shareholder value via private sector engagement in directly addressing development challenges, corporate and brand purpose has hit the spotlight across many businesses. Risk-based drivers, including the now famous Larry Fink annual letter to CEOs (2018) have added further impetus to the purpose agenda.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The next C&E Breakfast Dialogue is to be held on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at The RSA in central London. The focus will be on exploring the past and the future of the shared value story and asking some key questions about its potential in theory and performance in practice.  The session will be co-hosted by Manny Amadi CEO of C&E Advisory and Jackie Duff, Global Strategic Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Coca-Cola*.

Monday, June 13, 2016

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. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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*…