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2nd May 2017 Extending the enterprise 2020 agenda

Long before ideas of “Shared Value,” David and his co-author Adrian Hodges were promoting the idea of corporate responsibility as a driver of new business opportunities, in their books “Everybody’s Business” (2001) and “Corporate Social Opportunity” (2004).

26th April 2017 Flexible hours key to keeping carers in workforce

You could be forgiven for not knowing – but this is Responsible Business Week: a series of events around the UK to promote responsible business practice and to challenge businesses to improve.

3rd February 2017 Trust in the age of post-factualism

I realise, of course, that the word "post factual " was named "word of the year" here in Germany for 2016, so I assume everybody is quite aware of what is meant - basically: people don´t need facts and don't care much about facts, all they want and need is emotions and buzz regardless of substance and truth. Similarly, after much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 was "post-truth" - defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief'.

30th January 2017 In a post-truth world, business has to speak truth to power

The Edelman Trust Barometer report shows that trust in companies is at crisis levels. David Grayson argues that we can repair the relationship with society by pushing for progressive policies.

5th December 2016 Building the case for better supporting business with purpose

Inspired by our late founder and lead sponsor, Nigel Doughty, the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility has been mapping and tracking the myriad of organisations, initiatives and time-limited projects focused in some way on the renewal of capitalism. We identified more than 130, and have found many more since our mapping. Many of these highlight the need for businesses to have a societal purpose.

28th November 2016 Corporate responsibility in a digital revolution – a brave new world?

John Neill, executive chairman of the Unipart Group of Companies and a member of the Cranfield University School of Management’s Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Advisory Council since its inception, is eloquent on the scale and range of impacts of the coming Digital Revolution.

19th October 2016 Preparing for second careers: purposeful jobs for people of all ages

This roundtable at ACTIS, on October 4th 2016, was led by Anita Hoffmann, Visiting Fellow, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

14th July 2016 A society for all?

Eighteen months or so before the 2015 General Election, I suggested to a senior Government minister that the Conservatives should address the debates about the need to renew capitalism in the forthcoming election.

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