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?

Explore our curated content to get started


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

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

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

Next: Globalisation

Curated content to support the third trend of the CIPD’s People Profession 2030 virtual Hackathon

Continue to ‘Globalisation’

More on this topic

Workforce reporting

Learn about defining, measuring and reporting human capital, and how HR can use human capital information to drive performance

Why should environmental sustainability matter to people professionals?

Is environmental sustainability simply a passing trend for the PR-conscious? In this episode, we explore how people professionals can be agents of change for an important issue that has further reaching implications outside of their organisation.

Policy engagement
The people profession has a key role to play in helping investors to assess companies’ social impact

Read our response to the UK’s Taskforce on Social Factors

More reports

Neuroinclusion at work report 2024

Find out about the importance of neuroinclusive workplaces, what employers are doing and the working experiences of neurodivergent and neurotypical employees

Labour Market Outlook

Read our latest Labour Market Outlook report for analysis on employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions this winter

Menstruation and support at work

This report explores employees’ experiences of menstruation and menstrual health at work and details how employers can develop a supportive culture

Devolution and evolution in UK skills policy

A report seeking common ground in skills policy across the UK’s four nations

See all reports