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Best Practice: Autumn 2016

A collection of exemplary CR and sustainability case studies
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The Autumn 2016 issue of Best Practice includes CSR and sustainability case studies from thought leaders across several industries:

Human Rights Challenges for Business in 2017 – Complementary Briefing

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Claiming ignorance is not an option anymore and Human rights standards and due diligence demand is just increasing. But how is the landscape evolving, and what does it mean for corporate risk?

Ethical Corporation’s latest briefing, explains what are the most pressing issues for businesses in 2017 to ensure compliance, mitigate the risks and even go beyond and deliver positive impact in the communities.

Patagonia, Fossil Group and Timberland Share Employee Engagement Strategies

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Given the recent election, Brexit and issue around social inclusion, it is even more important for business to understand the need to resonate with all stakeholders and lead the way with a responsible mind-set.

Giving Back the Aimia Way to Create Real Social Value

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A Data Philanthropy model pairs analytics experts with specific charities to drive greater social impact through new knowledge and insights. Tom Idle reports…
 
In 2014, more than $350 billion in charitable donations were given to non-profits, with around 15% of that money coming from company foundations and 5% direct from companies.
 

Royal Mail Delivers the Post - and Many Community Services, Too

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The company’s CR and community investment policies are geared towards maximizing its position as a national company with a local presence in every community. Miranda Ingram reports…
 
One out of every hundred and seventy-five people in Britain work for the Royal Mail, and 88% of these are postmen and women processing, collecting and delivering mail, six days a week, delivering to 29 million addresses. No wonder they are seen as the “ears and eyes” of the community.
 

Benevity Innovates in Corporate Giving and Volunteering with New Technology

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“Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...
 
Some notable statistics prompted Bryan de Lottinville, a former finance lawyer, to create Benevity, an industry leader in facilitating corporate giving and volunteering, in less than ten years. 
 

Fyffes: Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance

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Fyffes’ CR policies apply best practices that improve business performance — and support employees. Miranda Ingram reports… 
 
It should be a given by now but is nevertheless worth repeating: good corporate social responsibility is win-win. It doesn’t just protect stakeholders but profits the company too, not least in the area of labour relations.
 

CDL Embarks on Its Next Phase of Sustainability Innovation

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CDL integrates sustainability into its business strategy to provide a holistic account of its value creation for stakeholders. Adam Woodhall reports...
 

Arrow “Guides Innovation Forward” by Helping Children Become the Innovators of the Future

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Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…
 
Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so effective that you can’t believe it didn’t already exist. 
 
The DigiTruck, a mobile, solar-powered unit made from an old shipping container mounted on a trailer to create a fully computer-equipped classroom, is such a game changer. It drives 21st century technology to parts of the world still governed by the cycles of day and night.

Best Practice: Summer 2016

A collection of exemplary CR and sustainability case studies
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The Summer 2016 issue of Best Practice includes CSR and sustainability case studies from thought leaders across several industries:

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