David Connor

3BL Media

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8 years 6 months ago

It’s been four months since the EU launched its 2011 – 2014 strategy for CSR and Tom Dodd, CSR Policy Adviser at the European Commission, was one of the key players in delivering the updated definition and overall document. In a project that would have to manage the expectations of an incredibly varied stakeholder group, I believe Tom and his colleagues have done a sterling job in producing such a concise document in the relatively short time period of only 10 months in practical terms. An impressive accomplishment for a process you would expect to be a bureaucratic nightmare...

8 years 6 months ago

£3bn of UK taxpayers money has been allocated to help businesses finance early-stage, new and untested renewable energy projects through the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which will incidentally, be the world’s first bank dedicated to supporting a low carbon economy.  £775 million is to be invested in the first year alone with £200 billion as the estimated figure required for the UK to transition to a low carbon economy. Edinburgh and London have this week been chosen as the dual homes of the Green Investment Bank (GIB). The aim is to play to the strengths of...

8 years 6 months ago

BASF Corporation, one of Europe’s leading CSR lights, recently published their latest integrated annual report. There aren’t many companies at all hitting their environmental targets, never mind hitting them nine years early, but BASF have done exactly that. There will of course be an argument hidden in the detail behind the headlines, to suggest that this may be more of weak or pessimistic goal setting than the...

8 years 7 months ago

In case you hadn't noticed, the majority of online content and conversation in the Corporate Social Responsibility space originates in the good old US of A. Maybe that is no surprise as population size alone provides robust reasoning in addition to a more communicative culture, than many more of my reserved UK based compatriots. In an effort to redress the balance, this is the first of a series of weekly blogs offering a focus on CSR related activity from the European side of the Atlantic, where we stumble into two immediate hurdles. We need to clarify what we mean by CSR, and to also define what Europe actually is - briefly....