Elon Musk – Stakeholder Engagement = Good Business

Image Source: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/elonmusk Elon Musk is changing the face of business. His Tesla line of electric vehicles is pushing the automobile industry toward driverless vehicles. Add the fun-factor of adding an ‘insane mode’ by software update, delivering almost 30% more power and better handling, and it looks like Tesla is leading disruptive innovation. By making […]

Trust in Business

The first in the series Trust in Business, this part looks at definitions and inputs into the creation of trust.

Measuring Socio-Economic Impact

I recently attended another of Business Fights Poverty’s fine events: Linking Socio-Economic Impact and Business Strategy. It was a great event, and good to see that there has been significant progress in the way social impact is being measured and in the way the conversation is happening, but a few things troubled me.

Introducing Materiality – A Video!

Many of you will already know a lot about materiality in a sustainability context. I thought some of you might like a quick video introduction to materiality, either as a simple summary for your own use or as a resource for anyone who might be interested.

Tax Redax and the Fair Tax Mark

This is one of those posts that updates an earlier stream of thought, in this case on corporate payment of tax. There have been some interesting developments since my top tips on tax were published.

B Corporation / B Team

Another quick video this week. Good 2 minute video from the folk at B Corporation, which is different to Richard Branson’s B Team (video also embedded below. I’d be keen to hear your thoughts – which one is better? The B Team Story from The B Team on Vimeo.

Our Future Lives

Dragon Rouge’s vision of our future, ‘Family of the Future 2030’, is interesting and challenging. It probably raises many more questions than it answers, but it is certainly an interesting vision of how our lives might look in 2030. It also paints many opportunities for business in what will otherwise be constrained and difficult conditions. […]

Bangladesh on the mend? (and how legal reliance might matter)

Is Bangladesh on the Mend? It’s hard to tell, but the recent fire in a Bangladesh factory, raises questions about what has changed since the factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers in April this year. The establishment of the Bangladesh Accord, a group of mostly non-Bangladesh (and mostly European-based) companies seeking to improve worker […]

Why most CSR Budgets are wasted

Most CSR Budgets are wasted. That’s right, I make my living from CSR, and I think that organisations are pouring money down the drain when it comes to CSR.

Triumphing on Tax – Top Tips on Tax Avoidance

If you want to avoid petitions against your company (like this one against Amazon) and consumer boycotts like that experienced against Starbucks (on Facebook) then have a look at these top tips on tax avoidance. “Scrutiny is increasing, demands for transparency are rising and companies that don’t have a clear position will lose this debate” […]