Purpose: ‘Responsible Business’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Responsible Business. The piece explores how purpose must be core to any commercial offering, but requires company-wide transformation to deliver on its promises and impact. Not every buinsess will make the cut and no amount of ‘rainbow-washing’ will paper […]

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Learning to love carbon: ‘Responsible Business’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Responsible Business. Restorative is radical. To do more good, rather than just less harm, sounds simple enough, but it is actually revolutionary for responsible business. For a start, you need to love carbon. From a perspective of the grand […]

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No Plan B: ‘Supply Chain Strategies’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Supply Chain Strategies. High street giant Marks & Spencer is leading the charge against abuses in the global supply chain with a long-term commitment to sustainability. With 35,000 different product lines and 32M customers, it is a big […]

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Human Rights: ‘Responsible Business’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Responsible Business. The piece discusses how companies and their supply chains are becoming increasingly involved in safeguarding human rights, as they grapple with the complexities of business responsibilities in a broader context. The discussion includes insights from global names such […]

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Cars, Jeans & Beer, to Muck: ‘Future of Water’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another couple of pieces published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Water. The Overview article which opens the report discusses how 21st-century businesses and brand are tackling the challenges of water stewardship with success, but also with focus, vigour and rigour, plus investment of time […]

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Clean and Green: The Energy of Choice

New writing… My piece for Real Views is now live, looking at why the business case for clean and green energy is making more and more sense for corporate-investor and real-estate portfolios alike, plus how tech is leading the way. As renewables break all records worldwide for generation, the article touches upon the push-and-pull of post-Paris politics and how sustainability plays out in a […]

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Sustainability: Say the Words!

‘Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good’  There can be a nervousness amongst brands and organisations only just emerging into the eco and ethical arena, wary of communicating sustainability credentials and policies for fear of laser-like scrutiny of their entire operation (parts of which may well yet be ‘works in progress’). Fear not… Often this perceived risk […]

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Hacked: Manifesto for Ethical Sourcing in Construction

10 Pledges to Align Industry Values with Business Ethics & Human Rights  1 Bribery & Corruption; 2 Labour & Workers’ Rights; 3. Sustainable Development; 4. Traceability & Transparency; 5. Health, Safety & Wellbeing; 6. Legality of Materials; 7. Complex/Manufactured Products; 8. Circular Economy; 9. Certification & Accreditation; plus 10. Openness & Communication. Tuesday 24 Nov saw the launch of the […]

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Responsible Sourcing: Who cares wins?

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Supply Chain Strategies’, published in The Times, 21 January, 2014. Holistic is hard. This is the blunt message coming out of many board rooms faced with the leadership double-whammy of combining supply-chain complexity and crosscutting sustainability in one clear, communicable strategy for responsible sourcing. Difficulty, however, can prove […]

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