The 2013 BT Better Future report is out and we are all very happy (and a little relieved too if truth be told). It takes a lot of work from people across the business to collect all the data together, validate it, decide how best to structure the report, design the web site to present it, create an executive summary, create the input to the annual financial report and have all the data and the words externally validated. This year we announced our new Better Future programme at the same time, so we also have a new web site…read more
Corporate responsibility ecompasses the activities of a company that contribute positively to society (and the environment) beyond the need to make a profit and follow the law. Can either the political left or right claim greater ownership of this concept ?
I used to think, perhaps naively, that the left leaning would be more likely to posit that companies have a broader 3 P’s (people, profit, planet) role and the right leaning would be more likely to have a narrower ‘profit only’ view of the role of companies.
But it is always healthy to turn assumptions on their head and take …read more
In November I wrote a short post reflecting on the sustainability implications of past achievements such as the lunar landings and the soon to be retired space shuttle. With permission, I have reposted this blog from my friend and colleague Mitch Jackson, Staff Vice President, FedEx Corp Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, that uses a common theme of leaving the earth’s orbit for inspiration for a sustainable future.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs
Vinod Khosla recently identified the seven most influential individuals that matter in clean technology at Forbes.com. Frankly, we could add one to the …read more
I was recently asked to write a guest post for CEIL. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, CEIL is an independent organization designed to educate and share information with government and military professionals charged with identifying buying green goods and services. It might seem a bit odd, my writing for a government organization blog as a representative of a UK based telecom company, but I see a lot of overlap within government and corporate. Below is my guest post for the readers of CSR Perspective.
The central question asked of CR practitioners is “how far should a corporation go …read more