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Your role in society

Mounting societal issues coupled with
limited government solutions, continue
to heighten expectations for corporations
to address the gaps and rethink their
responsibility to society

Governing through Corporate purpose

As the very purpose of organisations is being questioned, there must be a role for the board to play in strengthening the perceived legitimacy of the business. How should social licence and considerations about implied corporate values shape your decisions?

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Sustainable value creation – moving towards common metrics and consistent reporting

The World Economic Forum International Business Council (IBC) assert that “society is best served by corporations that have aligned their goals to the long‑term goals of society”. If the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the roadmap, are you aligned?

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UK Stewardship Code

The FRC's most recent iteration of the UK Stewardship Code prioritises sustainable value for beneficiaries, the economy and society, with explicit reference to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors –and requires signatories to integrate stewardship into their investment approach.

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Trustworthy by design

Why do some organisations earn and sustain a reputation for trust over time, while others become embroiled in trust scandals? We explore organisational structure as the key for earning, and maintaining, trust.

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