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Making sense of the sustainability debate

Published: 3rd Dec 2017 by Debbie Griffiths

The CRS profession has entered its own echo chamber. For anyone interested in corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) who couldn’t make it to the Institute of CR and Sustainability (ICRS) annual debate, here’s a 5-minute run down of what went on and what this sustainability professional made of it all.  Research findings The ... read more

The corporate social responsibility of paying taxes

Published: 7th Nov 2017 by Debbie Griffiths

Turn to any media this week and you can’t avoid the latest tax-dodging revelations from the #ParadisePapers. Right royal tax shock Some names don’t surprise, but the Queen and Bono were real shockers. Her Majesty is the epitome of public duty and paying taxes is a public duty – that’s why she started the royal precedent of paying ... read more

How to communicate effectively for sustainable behaviour change

Published: 30th Oct 2017 by Debbie Griffiths

Sustainability communications do pretty well when it comes to sustainability conferences. Some are devoted entirely to sustainability communications or reporting. Others integrate communications into broader-themed events aimed at a wider corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability audience. The latter includes the upcoming Sustainability Leaders ... read more

7 buzzwords in responsible retail

Published: 21st Sep 2017 by Debbie Griffiths

            “We need a common language” was one of Dr Mark Sumner’s conclusions at end of the edie Responsible Retail conference in London (Sept 20).   To start things off, here’s a round-up of some of the most frequently uttered words from the line-up of responsible retailers. Plus a ... read more

Is high street sustainability an oxymoron?

Published: 29th Aug 2017 by Debbie Griffiths

Where does retail therapy sit on your top ten things to do? It’s fairly low on mine, going by the traditional definition:   retail therapy: the practice of going shopping to make yourself feel happier. Personally, I can think of plenty of other things to make me feel happier. But, being British, they usually depend on the weather: gardening, ... read more

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