Category Archives: CSR

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30 CSR Pro’s to Follow in 2015 …

This is interesting. Triple Pundit have published their list of 30 CSR Pro’s to follow in 2015 authored by @Mary_Mazzoni.  Whilst being honoured to be included within such a great community, I was particular interested in the fact that all three of the UK … Continue reading

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JUST: a social justice label for construction …

Taking built environment sustainability deeper into the responsibility agenda, the International Living Future Institute are launching (Oct 2013) a new and important transparency initiative for the built environment to sit along side the Living Building Challenge and Declare. Just will … Continue reading

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A low carbon diet for construction boards

Question for you:who on your board is really championing sustainability and the low carbon agenda? Board members, as Lucy Marcus reminded us at construcTALKs, need to balance continuity with change, to embrace the changes in technology. From my experience in (small-medium) construction organizations, boards are … Continue reading

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On Patagonia

Since the early ’80’s Patagonia has featured in my life, initially in respect of climbing hardware and outdoor clothing and latterly as a real source of CSR, Corporate Social Responsible inspiration. I recall my first purchase, and a still a … Continue reading

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Heros and Texts for a future Built Environment based on #CSR

“suddenly the air smells much greener now” Listening to ‘These Streets’, lyrics by Paolo Nutini summed up the brilliant, inspiring Green Vision conference in Leeds – exploring CSR within the built environment. A mix of talks, presentations, round table discussions … Continue reading

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Construction CSR Makeover: can construction learn from Patagonia?

CSR and Transparency seem to be linked buzz words in the world of sustainability at the moment. Fuelled perhaps by an increase in CSR generally, a growing awareness of social media ‘whistleblowing’, the potential of the Social Value Act and a … Continue reading

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Five Emerging Themes in Construction CSR

A recent CSR in construction workshop ran some very interesting discussions on just what CSR in construction is, what it could be and what it should be. There emerged a number of salient, central themes: CSR is not a badge, … Continue reading

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