Managing the Pro-Development Impacts of Your Business

Looking back on corporate responsibility in 2010, one of the topics that rose to the top of the agenda was the role of business in international development. In particular, this was spurred by the UN’s review of (a lack of) progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. There are a range of initiatives to advance business contributions... Read more

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Sustainability in the Wellness Sector – why now?

What has CSR and sustainability to offer the wellness industry, and vice versa? That was the topic addressed by Lifeworth founder Dr Jem Bendell in a keynote for the Wellness Summit in Singapore on October 14th. The talk aimed to invite wellness professionals to take sustainability to heart and integrate it in what they offer clients and how they relate... Read more

CSR Disclosure Gets Hot

Yesterday I chaired a session of the CSR Singapore Compact Summit on measurement and disclosure of corporate responsibility. It was the type of topic I skipped at CSR conferences in the past decade, as I headed off to things seeming more exciting and new, like leadership, partnership, finance or enterprise. But now matters of measurement and disclosure... Read more

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Study finds CSR, ESG and social enterprise overlook the publicly and commercially critical issue of economic inequality

Economic inequality is increasingly recognised as negatively impacting on the environment, poverty, crime, peace, health and even financial stability. As such, the rates of economic inequality represent both a public issue and concern for business and investment. A study published on September 24th in the the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, finds... Read more

News on the Authentic Luxury Network

THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO MEMBERS OF WWW.AUTHENTICLUXURY.NET – WHICH IS HOSTED BY LIFEWORTH CONSULTING. …We are now almost 600 members, sharing more than 200 photos of our work, and 50 blogs on our views and news. Check in to to see what’s being shared, or to share. It’s been a busy season for authentic... Read more

Responsible finance could do more for development than MDG charity

This week the world’s leaders meet in New York to discuss progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed ten years ago as time-bound targets for achievable reductions in poverty. The spin masters of global policy have already been busy framing this milestone in the media. But aside from the spin, the reality is very different... Read more

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UN Report Calls for Further Standardising CSR & ESG to Promote Public Interest

“In the wake of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, questions have been raised about the meaningfulness of voluntary corporate responsibility communications and the analysis of these by responsible investors,” claims the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, Supachai Panitchpakdi. This has made it necessary... Read more

Reflections on 10 Years of Cross-Sector Partnership, from acclaimed analysts Peter Newell, Steve Waddell and Saleem H Ali.

10 years following publication of “Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development” we share reflections from 3 experts in cross-sector partnering, who contributed to the original book. Their chapters are available for free from Greenleaf to mark the anniversary (see the links below). The reflections are from Professor Peter Newell,... Read more

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Critical Thinking on Partnership: free chapters mark ten years

“Ten years after Terms for Endearment was published it continues to be groundbreaking, as it provides a more nuanced analysis of cross-sectoral partnering than many studies on the subject, and maps out an agenda for corporate citizenship that continues to inspire us today. A decade ago Terms for Endearment was critical in helping me to realize... Read more

Insights on Sustainable Luxury 2.0

At Lifeworth Consulting one of our three main programme areas is luxury brand strategies in relation to responsible business and sustainable development. As part of that work we have researched and written key reports, benchmarked high jewellery firms, developed ethics policies and guidelines for high jewellery clients, adjudicated on luxury CSR awards... Read more


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