Category Archives: Business

Human rights: help or hinderance?

Many people misunderstand what human rights really mean in the modern economy, and the language we use doesn’t help. Mention abuse of human rights and most ordinary people will think of Amnesty International, dictatorial governments and appalling torture. So they … Continue reading

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Green Bank goes private

Mike Tuffrey reflects on the continuing tussle between public and private ownership Britain’s new Conservative government made one decision last week that wasn’t promised in its manifesto – moving the Green Investment Bank into the private sector. Instantly dubbed a … Continue reading

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Poverty: big, bold and very challenging

SDG #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Wow! Let’s say that again: The SDG number 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere. And in just 15 years; by 2030 like the other proposed Sustainable Development Goals being … Continue reading

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Less supplicant, more partner

Governments are an essential partner for successful business, even if predicting elections is a tricky business Last month I commented on the UK general election. The outcome looked too close to call, I thought, and concluded… “one thing is clear, … Continue reading

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Big choices, or mundane concerns?

What the UK general election campaign says about the future for responsible and sustainable business Here at Corporate Citizenship we’ve been analysing the manifestos of nine of the political parties contesting the UK general election. At time of writing it’s … Continue reading

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Mixed messages, and other election news

Now is the time to tackle carbon pricing, when the oil price collapse will sugar the pill Britain’s last financial budget before polling day, announced on March 18, included the inevitable pre-election boondoggles. It also sent mixed messages on the … Continue reading

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The state we’re still in – can anything be done?

Thoughtful business leaders will not get much airtime in the coming UK general election. The countdown is underway. With fewer than 60 days to go until voting, the next few weeks in Britain will be dominated by an increasingly febrile … Continue reading

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What’s in a word?

Reflections on different understandings of corporate purpose – and what that means for business-government relations. These days everyone seems to want to know the views of the ‘young leaders of tomorrow’. If the present is tough, the future offers hope, … Continue reading

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Breaking out of the parallel universe

Let’s welcome moves to get business and politics talking to each other. The idea of a parallel universe is a staple of science fiction. Indeed the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Interstellar, is all about a mission to save humanity from devastating … Continue reading

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Disclose or die

Years of effort to increase corporate reporting on sustainability is having little impact on global stock exchanges, despite reports showing growing demand from investors. Only 128 of the 4,609 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges currently disclose basic … Continue reading

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