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The Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose I had the pleasure of spending a little time recently with John O’Brien MBE a former colleague at Business in the Community and he very kindly gave me a copy of his (and Andrew Cave’s) recently published book ‘The Power of Purpose’ which in a nutshell outlines the need for businesses […]

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Creating community impacts for the long term

Creating community impacts for the long term Earlier this year we were delighted to collaborate with the British Transport Police on a school’s programme to highlight both the safety issues around trespass on the railways and to champion safe travel on the railway network. The resultant ‘Railsafe’ programme was a tremendous success, creating over 150 […]

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Energy Management, Made Easy

Far too many companies put energy management in the important, but not urgent box, and typically it doesn’t get addressed, or just to move it off the list a quick ‘switch off’ campaign is organised and the potential for real progress is missed. One problem behind this, is often that the potential savings are dealt […]

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Delighted to be announced ‘Best CSR Consultancy – UK’

Collins McHugh was delighted to be awarded the ‘Best CSR Consultancy – UK’ in the Small Business Awards last week, first because it is a great accolade for the work of our small team of specialists and secondly because we feel it has set a great standard to further improve from. No great company large […]

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Does good CSR have to have a business benefit?

We were recently asked our thoughts on an article written some months ago in the Harvard Business Review entitled, rather grandly we thought, ‘The Truth About CSR’. First admittedly, we had to revisit the article of which I remembered chiefly because of the use of the word ‘theatres’ for different aspects of CSR. Theatre one, […]

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How will ‘Brexit’ affect climate change?

As some of the dust begins to settle from the immediate effects of ‘Brexit’ many questions will remain unanswered for some time. The impact of ‘Brexit’ on responsible and sustainable business practices is an interesting one. Much of the spirit of responsible and sustainable business practice is based around joint working, collaboration and a joint […]

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Thoughts on Sustainability Reporting Standards

Thoroughly enjoyed the Smarter Sustainability Reporting conference earlier this week in London. Despite interesting contributions from The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), an update on the new G4 reporting standard from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and a presentation from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), by far the people who stole the show were investors, Aviva and researchers Bloomberg!

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