Corporate social impact isn't always easy to piece together, especially when you're tightly tied to a commercial firm. So how does Ikea Social Entrepreneurship – seemingly at high risk of undermining its 'impact integrity' – stay true to its purpose?
INTERVIEW: Matthijs Visch, EMEA boss at sustainable business pioneer Patagonia, on being an “activist company”, the decision to quit Facebook – and why supply chain headaches still catch them out sometimes.
Social enterprises can survive social or environmental ‘bankruptcy’ – but run out of cash, and they cease trading. Financial viability means more than a healthy profit, though: it’s also the key to a better way of doing business.
How can social enterprises get contracts with corporate and other clients as part of an ethical supply chain? Start with these five expert tips from Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi, co-founder of Supply Change. Part two in our special WISE100 webinar.
How can social businesses make sure their suppliers aren't letting them down on social and environmental impact? Jo Salter, founder of ethical brand Where Does it Come From, shares expert tips in part one of our recent NatWest WISE100 webinar.
Consumer goods giant says pledge for inclusion and fair wages across global supply chain will make it a “better, stronger business” – while CEO Alan Jope says company “does not believe in shareholder primacy”.