The global recession was a good thing for sustainability
The financial crash helped raise the bar for corporate sustainability; recent economic growth must not be used to renew the validity of the old system.
The obituary had already been written. Following the crash of 2008, predictions whirled that the downturn would sound the death knell for ‘corporate social responsibility’: a global study by Booz & Company in 2008 warned “green” and “other corporate responsibility initiatives” would be put on ice due to the recession; in 2010, another study by KPMG and BITC proclaimed corporate responsibility budgets had already been slashed by … Continue Reading
Last month Tesco announced it had generated almost 30,000 tonnes of food waste in the first six months of the year. In PR terms, this at first seemed… Continue Reading
View it through whichever lens you want – social, environmental, economic. One thing is certain: the era of business-as-usual is coming to an… Continue Reading
In 1983, a young 22 year-old black kid decided he wanted to become a community organiser.
He left his safe analyst job at a mid-town Manhattan firm… Continue Reading
At the beginning of the year, in the wake of superstorm Sandy and devastating droughts across the US, I predicted (and in truth, hoped!) that the… Continue Reading
The “CSR” space is awash with initiatives run by large businesses to support and upscale small enterprises.
This is a good thing: SMEs are the… Continue Reading
Horsemeat, corporate tax avoidance, and the financial crisis are stablemate scandals. Different breeds, yes. Reared by different factors,… Continue Reading
Astronomers today warned that an asteroid “capable of destroying London will narrowly skim past Earth” later this week.
While scientists… Continue Reading
I recently gave this interview to 2degrees. 2degrees is an online community of over 25,000 sustainability professionals.
What’s… Continue Reading
Social media platforms should in theory be the ultimate sustainable business. With a ‘product’ all about connecting people, they score top… Continue Reading