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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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Why Resilience Matters

We live in a world which is marked by disruption; whether it is the impact of the financial crisis on companies and business, extreme weather conditions or increasingly the potential for energy scarcity and the related travel and/or communications issues. Risk management reviews can throw up any number of potential hazards to the smooth running […]

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Top 10 CSR resolutions (in our opinion!)

Top 10 CSR resolutions (in our opinion!) Know your impacts (in many instances you are now legally required to report on them!) Be proud of the positive and work hard on the negative Communicate internally as much as externally on CSR Don’t worry about ‘greenwash’. You are either doing it or you are not, just […]

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Social Investment – a missing link for Corporate CSR?

        Investment in social enterprises is still very much a fledgling agenda in the mind-set of the investment community. This is probably not surprising as the criteria for being designated a social enterprise (as used by the Cabinet Office in its 2012 Social Enterprise Market Trends) suggested the following five criteria: The […]

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Is CSR repositioning itself in the Boardroom?

It has been very rewarding over the last 10 years to see CSR increasingly distance itself from the nice to do heading in business operations. In part driven by the challenging economic backdrop and the need to achieve more with less, CSR is playing an ever-increasing role in delivering the business basics; efficient cost control, […]

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An opportunity to share your thoughts on CSR with the government…

The Government is currently consulting on Corporate Responsibility, so why not air your views at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/corporate-responsibility-call-for-views It struck me, whilst reading some of the key questions being asked, that perhaps part of the problem may be in how we approach the area of responsibility; seeing it as a whole range of individual activities, each of […]

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