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.

GRI G4 – Materiality, Transparency, Comparability – FIGHT!

Saying whether the changes to GRI are good or bad reveals a lot about the commentator’s position. Here’s my guide to reading comments on the G4, and at the end of the post, my own comments.

GRI G4 will transform companies. Discuss.

Some commentators are bemoaning the changes to the GRI G4 released last week, while others are praising them. I’ll hold my views until next week, but it’s interesting that the G4 has polarised responses more than any other change to the GRI Reporting Framework.

Top Tip – Master the Materiality Matrix: Making CSR look Easy (Part 4 of 4)

In order to succeed in CSR, you need to update the Materiality Matrix regularly and also to understand the business context for CSR. This is the final part of a 4 part series: Top Tip – Master Materiality.  Other Parts: 1  2  3  4

Top Tip – Master the Materiality Matrix: Making CSR look Easy (Part 3 of 4)

The Materiality Matrix will allow you to understand the Business Case for CSR for your business (and help you put a cash value on it) and a central input to a communications strategy. This is part 3 of a 4 part series: Top Tip – Master Materiality. Subscribe to receive notification of the remaining part! Other Parts: 1  2  3  4

Top Tip – Master the Materiality Matrix: Making CSR look Easy (Part 2 of 4)

Constructing a CSR Materiality Matrix is one of the most useful things that a CSR professional can do. Getting stakeholder’s perspectives right is as important as getting the business perspective right. This is part 2 of a 4 part series: Top Tip – Master Materiality. Subscribe to receive notification of the remaining parts over the coming weeks. Other […]

Top Tip – Master the Materiality Matrix: Making CSR look Easy (Part 1 of 4)

Let’s be honest, a CSR materiality matrix isn’t an especially sexy thing. But if you do it well, then CSR gets a whole lot easier, sale-able, profitable and maybe even creative. When I train Executives on CSR or sustainability, the materiality matrix is front and centre. It isn’t a perfect framework, but it goes a long way […]

GRI G4 – First Look

GRI released its draft of the G4 for comment. There are some significant changes that are proposed, some of which will make companies scream, but some of which will help companies to do a much better job of reporting their most material CSR issues. That should lead to increased quality of reporting for both amateur […]