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Doing Good is Good for Business

Doing Good is Good for Business

By CSR-Accreditation
A series of podcasts from CSR-A that explores issues of social responsibility, sustainability and philanthropy.
Unlocking the power of business as a force for good in local communities
This podcast examines the need to evidence and validate social impact. In a world of increasing scrutiny, it is critical that you support positive social impacts with measurable outcomes that reinforce your claims. ActionFunder is on a mission to unlock the power of business as a force for good in local communities. ActionFunder use their voice to advocate for local communities and for the two to come together to increase their impact. In this podcast, we will discuss: · A holistic approach to social responsibility · Creating meaningful relationships · Bridging the gap between the third sector and private sector · Making impact goals achievable and measurable · Communication, Validation, Accreditation A holistic approach to sustainable business Listen to our special panel of guests: · James Dowdell from ActionFunder · Simon Wilkes from South West Water ( · Laura Nightingale – Exim Dance Company The Podcast is hosted by Richard Collins, Founder and CEO at CSR Accreditation. Action Funder: Are a multi-award winning B Corp accredited company with 15+ years’ experience in connecting businesses and foundations with local communities. We work directly with community leaders across the UK, and partners around the globe, to drive measurable impact in businesses and in local communities. Established 2008 South West Water Passionate about our water and provide reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall and Devon and in small areas of Dorset and Somerset. South West Water and Bournemouth Water are part of South West Water Limited, which is a member of Pennon Group PLC. At South West Water we believe we have a unique role to play in supporting the lives of people and places they love for generations to come. Never has it been more important to keep connected with each other, our communities and the environment. Exim Dance Exim Dance is a Plymouth based, award winning CIC known for our vibrant approach to making dance accessible to all. Exim works predominantly in Plymouth’s deprived communities, focusing on providing high quality dance wellbeing opportunities. Our mission is to improve people’s lives through dance. What we deliver is diverse and accessible. Our vision is to help create a world where underrepresented groups no longer exist and are seen as equal and integral to their community! We are passionate about using dance, and breaking down the ideological barriers surrounding it, in order to support vulnerable people. Our services promote improved mental and physical health and a reduction in loneliness, particularly within marginalised groups.
June 21, 2022
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Hosted by Richard Collins of CSR-Accreditation, talking with Luke Tyburski, a motivational speaker and ultra-athlete about his incredible story. We discuss the supportive role that Mental Health UK provides with Claire Neal, Head of Workplace Mental Health Sam Cande CEO of Responsible Futures provides insight into the wider impact on us all. Together we explore the need to talk, to tell our stories and for businesses to listen, empathise and support.
May 13, 2022
Exploring Responsible Futures
A discussion with Sam Cande, CEO of Responsible Futures Consultancy, providing holistic support for organisations looking to address their sustainable and social responsibility commitments. Sam talks about her journey and delivering a consultation model that works for all organisations. Responsible Futures addresses the rapidly changing cultural attitude towards purpose and value. To find out more about Responsible Futures, click here. To find out more about CSR-A, click here. 
April 21, 2022
Aligning The UN SDG’s With Your Business
Hosted by Richard Collins of CSR-Accreditation with Alice Troiano of Prosperah and Paul Bryce of Encore Recruitment, this podcast examines the 17 UN SDG’s and the links between them and business purpose. How do you align your core purpose around the SDG’s? How will they help you on your social responsibility journey? Exploring purpose mapping and the roles of stakeholders and explaining how the SDG’s map against the CSR-A Four Pillars and how accreditation helps alignment and vice versa. We hope you enjoy the podcast. If you'd like to learn more, go to You can find out more about Prosperah at and Encore Recruitment at
April 07, 2022
What is the Impact of Impact Reporting?
Hosted by CSR-Accreditation with What Impact, this podcast examines the need to evidence and validate social impact. In a world of increasing scrutiny it is critical that you can support positive social impacts with measurable outcomes that back up your claims. What Impact focuses on impact, shared value-based matching and transparent information drives funding and other resources to the causes, operators and actions making the biggest difference. This will help us meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and increase wellbeing across society. The social value of donations and volunteering is evidenced with a globally valid social impact reporting tool aligned with the Social Value Act UK. We hope you enjoy the podcast. If you'd like to learn more, go to
March 18, 2022
Recycling and community
Hosted by CSR-Accreditation with guests, Richard Bramwell and Janet Street from A Good Thing. We discuss how you can support your CSR goals by donating unwanted items to a Good Thing. A Good Thing is an online platform that connects companies with surplus items, like computers, furniture and merchandise with the charities that need them. We hear the experiences of some users of the platform and discuss ways that companies can re-use materials and avoid waste.  We hope you enjoy the podcast. If you'd like to learn more, go to or
January 20, 2022