Article 13's research report highlights that for a vanguard of companies, the introduction of a sustainability perspective to the new product development process can genuinely support a forward-looking and risk-focused approach to business - an approach designed to reflect and respond to changes in the investment and regulatory environment as well as wider society.
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Building on Article 13's Business Unusual research, director, Jane Fiona Cumming, explores in this new report how the innovations showcased in Business Unusual are supported by robust corporate governance procedures.
These procedures are critical to the generation and ongoing viability of the innovation. The report argues that good corporate governance practices will become an essential component in the delivery of sustainable business concept innovation.
This new report from Article 13 reveals a series of innovative approaches by public sector bodies to deliver social and environmental benefits to London communities. This report arises from a piece of research, conducted as part of a wider European study, seeking to assess how public bodies were demonstrating social responsibility.
The research has identified a showcase of fresh ideas being used to tackle issues such as crime and safety and environmental problems in London. The common themes running through the findings are innovation, good governance and partnerships with a focus on engagement, involvement and participation as the keys to success. You can download case studies featured in the report by clicking on the links below.
This research explores how leading FTSE companies are using social innovation and business transformation to drive business success.
Article 13 with SERM Rating Agency has identified innovative approaches amongst an emerging ‘vanguard’ of FTSE 350 companies. Our research shows how these companies are moving beyond the compliance-based and risk management approaches to social responsibility to new models that deliver business transformation and ultimately bottom line impact.
The report looks at the drivers for transformation and the benefits. You will also find case studies of companies who are demonstrating evidence of this new approach.
The need to involve business in the regeneration, social inclusion and sustainable communities agendas is apparent to government and society alike. Most initiatives to date have focussed on the "pull" side of the debate. How can we attract business to a deprived area? How can we make it worth their while?
Article 13's research has taken a different approach, showing how engaging with these agendas can deliver to a company's core business by acting as a source or driver of innovation…so it can move further down the road to becoming a truly "winning company" as well as contributing to wider societal issues.
There is now a plethora of standards in the area of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
These can range from indices like the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good, to detailed guidance on environmental, social, economic and ethical reporting, such as the Global Reporting Initiative's Reporting Guidelines.
This in depth research reviews 25 major CSR and business standards, providing useful summaries and business-relevant analysis. We ask the questions: what is a "standard"? Why is it relevant to companies and organisations operating in today's economy? How can an organisation approach this wide array of standards in a way that delivers to its core objectives? We provide a detailed breakdown of each standard and the areas and indicators it covers.
The illegal extraction and trade in timber is widespread and leads to a wide range of social, economic and environmental impacts. This paper, soon to be published in Environmental Justice 2 (J.D. Wulfhurst & A. Haugstad, [eds]) examines the current government actions and private sector initiatives to reduce illegal logging and associated trade. It suggests that the application of law and technology could lead to a reversal of ecological injustice and other benefits for a wide range of stakeholders, both in timber producing and consuming countries. However, the process of engagement is key: only by sharing the agenda can governments and industry truly understand the risks to the forestry sector and to the long-term sustainability of the industry. Article 13 makes a number of recommendations aimed at building an agenda for action to reform the industry.