Organisations are under growing pressure to set up their business models and strategies in a socially responsible manner, from utilising resource-efficient technologies to reducing their environmental footprint and considering the wellbeing of workers along the value chain. Trust is critical here, and firms are increasingly recognising the value of trust to both the organisation and its stakeholders.

How is social responsibility driving change in your organisation?

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Corporate responsibility: An introduction

This factsheet explores corporate responsibility and putting it into action in the workplace

Thought leadership

Sustainable HR: A 'green' fad, or a realistic model for change?

This thought piece says that thinking beyond the performance imperative of strategic HRM and instead considering a more holistic, multi-stakeholder model is gaining traction in academic circles, but is the profession ready?

Evidence review

Rotten apples, bad barrels and sticky situations: Unethical workplace behaviour

This report explores what drives unethical workplace behaviour, providing recommendations to build more ethical workplaces

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Policy engagement
Putting human capital reporting on the agenda for international sustainability standards

Read our recommended future agenda priorities for the International Sustainability Standards Board

Case studies
Embedding environmental sustainability initiatives in your organisation

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Employer-supported volunteering

Learn about embedding employer-supported volunteering in your organisation, different types of opportunities, why it matters, and the critiques surrounding it

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People management and productivity

Insights into productivity and people management practices

The gig economy: What does it really look like?

A policy report providing latest insights on the scale and nature of the UK’s gig economy

Labour Market Outlook

This quarterly survey is one of the most authoritative employment indicators in the UK and provides forward-looking labour market data and analysis on employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions

Improving UK management capability

CIPD looks at how can government intervention be more effective

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