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

Has Volkswagen's cheating brought the CSR movement into disrepute?

(25 Sep 2015) A few years ago, I made a prediction that some time in the following five years, a CSR champion – probably a sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – would "suffer a scandal serious enough to add weight to the CSR sceptics". Arguably, that has now happened with the revelation that people at Volkswagen deliberately cheated emissions tests so their vehicles could pollute more heavily than legally permitted and thereby damage people's health..
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Can the mere fact of reporting on carbon save you money?

(19 Aug 2015) They say you don't fatten a pig by weighing it. But apparently, according to a new report, reporting your company's carbon footprint can save you $1.5 million a year..
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Will the new UN development goals help or hinder business sustainability?

(26 Jun 2015) The original UN Millenium Development Goals expire this year. You may recall, these were framed at the turn of the century and identified eight key areas for action to move us towards sustainable development..
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