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Not many would deny that mutual benefit is important when it comes to corporate social responsibility - common sense tells us that schemes must help both businesses and charities if they are to work in the long run. But it’s now more than good sense driving through CSR initiatives in big businesses, it has become fashionable to ‘give back’ to those less fortunate than ourselves.

 
 
 

The Ipsos MORI SRI report ‘Britain: A Paler Shade of Green?’, confirms what most of us already knew: in 2007 the ‘Environment’ briefly overtook the ‘Economy’ in terms of the percentage of the population identifying it as an “important issue facing Britain today”; however the recession restored the normal order of things … with a vengeance. So, is it possible to recession-proof sustainability, and if so, how?

 
 
 

I don’t know about you but I overindulged on the number of sporting spectaculars on show this summer - the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Commonwealth Games, Tour de France, Wimbledon… At times my family played second fiddle to the successes and failures of our global sporting heroes. Unsurprisingly, the same factors that caused successes and failures during this year’s summer of sport also heavily impact Health and Safety performance. Let me explain.

 
 

Social Value. Really?

  • 28 Aug 2014
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The Social Value Act, passed in 2012, placed an obligation on commissioning public authorities in England and Wales to consider how the services they procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of an area. That all sounds positive, but what does it actually mean?

 
 
 

August. While we enjoy the long sunny days, for many families the month is filled with a mixture of hope and trepidation as they await A Level and GCSE results. For the parent - will my teenager get into the university of their choice, or achieve the grades for college A Levels? For the teenager – will I get my grades? Will I still be with my school friends? What if I don’t get the grades, what happens then?

 
 
 

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