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1st August 2017 What’s in a name? Doing business responsibly and sustainably…

You might be familiar with the classic definition of sustainable development as formulated by the Brundtland Commission in 1987: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Today, we might more immediately define sustainable development as how 9-10 billion people will live at least reasonably well, within the constraints of One Planet, by mid-century.

17th July 2017 Flexible hours key to keeping carers in workforce

David Grayson says smart employers understand the business case for helping the growing number of older employees with caring responsibilities.

3rd July 2017 Take Care: Cranfield Opinion Editorial

I went half-time in my job at Cranfield to look after my mum in her final years. Like many others, I hadn’t thought of myself as a ‘carer’ early on - just someone doing what they wanted to do for a parent who’d always cared for me. And I struggled. My social and professional circles narrowed, efforts at staying fit were abandoned.

3rd July 2017 The next frontier in the responsible workplace

Employers large and small need to take care! They are at risk of losing some of their most valued and valuable employees. They will not lose these employees to competitors or to self-employment but to the employees’ loved ones, for whom the employees have significant caring responsibilities.

2nd July 2017 My latest book: this one was very personal

Next week (July 11th), the publishers Emerald are releasing my latest book: Take Care - How to be a Great Employer for Working Carers. I have gone with a different publisher this time, as this is a rather different topic to my previous ones.

22nd June 2017 2017 Corporate Public Affairs Oration

2017 Corporate Public Affairs Oration delivered by Prof David Grayson CBE, professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and chairman of Carers UK for the Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.

18th May 2017 Who takes care of in-work carers?

David Grayson explains why supporting carers in their places of work is a crucial, but often overlooked, part of diversity and inclusion policies. He outlines five practical steps employers can take to ensure that they operate as responsible organisations.


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