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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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

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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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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Lifeworth Publishes Directory of CSR-related organisations in Geneva.

We can announce the release of the first Directory of CSR Geneva participants. It lists almost 100 organisations and who they are collaborating with in Geneva. To download your free copy as pdf file, visit (or right click and save the target file to your harddrive). Lifeworth’s Dr Jem Bendell is a co-founder... Read more

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

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