Though corporate social responsibility (CSR) was once sneered at as public relations activities fuelled largely by extra company dollars, it will someday catalyse the next step in the evolution of the world’s corporations.
CSR & Sustainability
Until recently, supporting biodiversity was a call from conservationists; for companies it was regarded as cheque book philanthropy.
The importance of stakeholder engagement to Lafarge was established in 2003, when reference was made to it in its core values, the Principles of Action.
Sustainability is no longer a buzzword used by advertisers and corporate CSR departments; it’s a global agenda binding governments, corporations, civil society and citizens together to secure the sustainable future of our planet.
The social licence is not simply the overall organisational legitimacy, but features a local character in that it builds on locally rooted values and norms.
Much to the embarrassment of the man who coined the term, “social licence to operate” (SLO) has become a buzzword in certain circles.
If the social licence to operate is an unwritten contract, where does that leave communicators?
The social licence to operate has been a central concept in the mining industry lexicon for the past two decades.
The International Trade Union Confederation is determined that no worker is left behind in the transition to a new economy.
That’s the question asked by civilians, terrorism experts and security forces in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, as rolling coverage brings images of chaos in cities around the globe.