Category Archives: Business and Finance

European Commission CSR strategy

The European Commission’s new CSR strategy encourages businesses to uphold the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in order to create sustainable growth. agendaNi examines its recommendations. A renewed corporate social...

Business models

CSR means different things for different sized business. Stephen Dineen reports. Few if any companies will publicly state their opposition to CSR, yet academic arguments against it include the claim that a...

Amey’s having a positive impact

Practical examples of responsible business being good business. Leading public services provider Amey, which employs over 250 people across seven contracts in Northern Ireland, has launched a Community Engagement Plan to bring...

Phoenix LIFE

Phoenix is the pre-eminent natural gas distribution, supply and service organisation in Northern Ireland. Coupled with the recognised impact it has made through the introduction of natural gas locally, Phoenix has also...

Trade union approaches

Despite instinctive suspicions, CSR has been better than expected for trades unions in Northern Ireland. Trades unions have historically been suspicious of CSR, often categorising the seemingly altruistic, consumer- and employee-friendly actions...

The value of nothing

When government is urged to change the law by very interested parties, the least they should do is come up with some evidence. Recently however, quite dubious ‘facts’ are being created by...