All too often social, community and environmental initiatives are written up as case studies, as positive things to do with a smattering of public relations fluff thrown in to emphasise how good the company is to do them.
Our co-founder, Ben, would often say, “Why leave your values at the door when you go to work?”
Good point. Since business is arguably the most powerful force for change in the world, a good value system seems to be a sage idea.
Corporate governance systems exist to discourage self-interested behaviour.
This revolution of information and engagement began approximately 30 years ago. Looking back, we see that two trends were at play that created the current state of affairs. First, the rise of activist stakeholders groups.