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.
Professor David Grayson CBE, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility talks about his personal experience of looking after a loved one and the changes that employers can make to support employees with caring responsibilities.
Professor David Grayson CBE, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management talks about his new book: Take Care: how to be a great employer for working carers. The book is aimed at employers of all sizes around the world who would like to understand why they should look after their employees who are juggling working with looking after a loved one.
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).
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.
In response to the world’s rapidly growing social, economic and environmental challenges, a growing wave of "social intrapreneurs" are harnessing the power of large companies to create new business solutions to address societal problems.
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'.
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.
Speech for Edelman Ergo at the launch of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer
Speech to conference organised by the German Employers Federation: the BDI, the CBU (UK) and other European business representative organisations at the BDI HQ, Berlin, December 2016 on the role of business representative organisations in restoring trust in business