Mallen Baker's site on corporate social responsibility

This site is the personal website of Mallen Baker, a writer, speaker and strategic advisor on corporate social responsibility and the managing director of a web design and digital media agency specialising in CSR communications, Daisywheel Interactive. He runs the Business Respect email newsletter on CSR.

Feature articles

The ethical dilemma of ‘pay to stay’

(2 Mar 2015) In recent days, highly regarded corporate responsibility champion B&Q has been attacked for what is described as a “pay to stay” request of its suppliers. It makes the company the latest that has been exposed indulging in what some describe as bullying - a fact that is all the more remarkable because its parent group Kingfisher had signed up to initiatives focusing on fair play for suppliers..
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Are we too dazzled by the sustainability leaders?

(30 Apr 2014) When people think about business and corporate responsibility, they tend to see it in terms of a one-way progression..
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Should CSR be made compulsory after all?

(17 Apr 2014) During the first decade of the 21st century, it was pretty much a consensus amongst all but the anti-corporate campaigners that CSR was best if it was voluntary. Legislation is there to enforce minimum standards, but CSR is about creating best practice, and doing so in a way that finds the best wins for both the company and society..
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