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Launch of UK’s first professional body for people working in corporate responsibility and sustainability

Yesterday (9 July) saw the launch of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), the UK’s first professional body for people working in corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability. The launch event, which took place at London’s Guildhall, was attended by more than 200 professionals from the sector.  Also in attendance were influential leaders in…

Mitie reports strong sustainability performance in 2014

Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcer, has announced a significant increase in sustainability performance for the ninth consecutive year and strong progress towards its 2020 targets. The Sustainability Report, published today, highlights initiatives such as the Women of Work network, launched during the year with the aim to raise the profile of women at Mitie.…

Steve Wilkins: A lean mean green machine

What is Sustainability? Defining the term “sustainability” is no mean feat. The term is often overused and sometimes not easy to define. For that reason many HR Managers often find it challenging to implement sustainability strategies. Furthermore, there is no current metric to measure sustainability, so how do we determine how effective our strategies are?…

Unilever focus on fairness in the workplace

Unilever has announced a third year of good progress on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, and an intention to expand further its sustainable living ambition to bring about broader change on a global scale. Commenting on progress, Unilever CEO, Paul Polman said, “In the three years since we launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan we…

Sustainability is key to business success, say top Indian CEO’s

Two thirds of CEOs of Indian companies say that sustainability is very important to the future success of their business, but less than half (44 percent) think business is making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new report published today by Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The…

Kevin Dunkeld: Top Tips on how best to connect people and business in a sustainable way

How does one company connect people and business across the globe in a sustainable way? Being sustainable remains an important issue and one which businesses increasingly need to focus on; it is a crucial aspect to the long term capability of a business as well as helping sustain positive psychological well-being in employees. As a…

SME’s prioritising sustainability to make them more attractive employers

A quarter of British small businesses cite sustainable business practices as one of their top priorities for the coming year A third expect to increase their investment in sustainable business practices over the next five years Over half recognise the cost benefits of implementing sustainable business practices and some have seen improved profitability as a…