From Global Compact to Global Impact

In June the largest corporate responsibility (CR) initiative in the world, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) celebrated 10 years since its launch, with a Leader’s Summit in New York. I’ve followed the the Global Compact since correspondence in 1998 with its founder Georg Kell; we discussed how the UN could learn from how NGOs and... Read more

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Be Considered for Luxury Brand CSR Award – Lifeworth CEO Judges Walpole Awards

Attention all British Luxury brands, or fans of them: Be considered for Walpole’s Luxury Brand CSR award 2010. Deadline July 16th. Walpole is a not for profit organisation that furthers the interests of the British Luxury industry. Its membership comprises of over 130 of Britain’s most prestigious companies, including Asprey, Alfred Dunhill,... Read more

Talk on Sustainable Fashion, Geneva, June 3rd

Lifeworth’s director, Dr Jem Bendell, is giving a talk, organised by the University of Geneva and MHCInternational. “Sustainable Fashion. The future of Luxury “ June 3, 2010, at midday. Registration required: Why listen to Jem? What... Read more

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Paris Gathering of Authentic Luxury Network – 7th May 2010

At the end of 2007, Lifeworth Consulting launched the Authentic Luxury Network as an online professional social network for people in the luxury industry who want to pursue social and environmental excellence. It has now grown to over 500 participants. One participant, Pamela del Canto, who is a leading light in the sustainable... Read more

Pakistan’s 1st signatory to the UNPRI would further the reach of responsible investment

Lifeworth Associate Hanniah Tariq returned to her home country of Pakistan to do some pro-bono work advancing responsible investment there. We are delighted that through her efforts even challenging conditions such as those faced by Pakistan at present, need not be barriers to responsible investment and we hope, such investment strategies might support... Read more

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The UN gets Fashionable – its an eco luxury event in Geneva

Two worlds that Lifeworth consults with have not often intersected – the United Nations, on the one hand, and luxury fashion, on the other. But these are extraordinary times, when traditional barriers are tumbling, and need to tumble further. In 2008 Lifeworth’s director Dr Jem Bendell had just finished giving a little talk on a cat walk,... Read more

Lifeworth’s Office in India Up and Running

Lifeworth Associate Matthew Slater has established our India base, in Auroville, India. We are on the edge of an intentional community, 2 hours south of Chennai, and 10 minutes from the beach. In December he is joined by associate Janna Greve and director Jem Bendell. We hope that our interactions with the local community and the active programme of... Read more

The New Lifeworth Consulting Site is Launched

I am delighted to announce the launch of the new Lifeworth Consulting website. It maps out what is key about what we do, and allows us to share some of the outputs of our work, such as our publications. There are a three ways to navigate the site. First, you can select from the main menu. From here you can see an outline of “what” we do, including... Read more


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