Making a positive difference: a discussion with Stone Group
The world is rapidly changing and we have become much more aware of both environmental and social issues, such as the impact of climate change and the rising cost of living. There is a greater focus on improving diversity and inclusion, heightened awareness around mental health and wellbeing and the importance of building meaningful and authentic community engagement into the workplace. Stone Group’s goal is to create sustainable growth through innovation and investment in people, products, services, partnerships, and processes. An important component of this is their CSR accreditation and re-accreditation. Stone Group talk about why they see CSR accreditation as essential to their ongoing CSR journey. We explore how the CSR-A Four Pillars framework has helped, the clear benefits to business and customers and what’s next for Stone Group. The podcast is hosted by Richard Collins of CSR-A and features from Stone: Sheryl Moore, Head of Sustainability, Alison Hodgens, Director of HR, Brian Guilder, Head of ITAD Services (Private Sector) and Rob Vary, Head of Purchasing. To find out more about CSR-A, go to https://csr-accreditation.co.uk/ To find out more about Stone, go to https://www.stonegroup.co.uk/
January 17, 2023
Sustainability and your IT equipment - where is your IT waste really going?
Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world and something needs to be done to address this. In this podcast, Jennifer Clark, Director of Operations for CSR-A discusses the growing issue of E-waste with Sheryl Moore, Head of Sustainability and Craig Campion, Director of the Asset Disposal team of Stone Group. Stone Group collect, repair and recycle computers, laptops, screens and phones so that there is zero waste to landfill and no waste leaves the UK. Stone Group are a reseller and manufacturer of IT services and an asset disposal company, based in Staffordshire, UK - https://www.stonegroup.co.uk/ To find out more about becoming CSR Accredited, go to https://csr-accreditation.co.uk/
November 03, 2022
‘I want to be a more sustainable business – but how much will it cost?’ An Accountant’s perspective
Can you afford to be sustainable? Can you afford NOT to be sustainable? In this podcast we talk to Triple Bottom Line Accounting, who help clients work towards a future that is more environmentally conscious and socially fair. The podcast talks about: · The cost and benefits of becoming a more sustainable business, citing some practical examples · The legislation affecting businesses either directly or indirectly through the supply chain? For example – TCFD, Green Claims Code etc and what green finance, grants could businesses take advantage of? · Are your finances in line with your sustainable vision, objectives and targets? · Does your accountant only look backwards? Engage your accountant to have a more forward looking role. · How to financially report on the ‘non-financial’ elements of a business strategy (the ESG)? The longer time frameworks, potential paybacks and measurement (for example good PR) Hosted by Jennifer Clark of CSR-A, who is joined by Peter and Fran Ellington of Triple Bottom Line, together with Hannah Wooler, from one of their clients, Hudson Architects.
September 01, 2022
Setting the standard for eco-friendly and climate positive websites
Listen to our latest podcast with Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA) who are setting the standard for eco-friendly and climate positive websites. EFWA aim to prevent 500,000 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere within the decade, by reducing the carbon emissions of websites. EFWA has set the standard for eco-friendly and climate positive websites and digital infrastructure. Addressing the climate crisis involves improving how we do what we do by holding in mind global warming, the exhaustion of natural resources and multiple species extinction – and EFWA is leading the way. The podcast addresses: • A holistic approach to social responsibility • The digital landscape – a brief history • 3.7% is the percentage of global carbon emissions due to The Internet – • What is the role of EFWA • How do you reduce the carbon footprint of a website – responsible consumption • Working with CSR Accreditation – a case study • How do we keep our website carbon healthy • Get your free audit • Communication, Validation, Accreditation A holistic approach to sustainable business. Hosted by Richard Collins Founder and CEO at CSR Accreditation talking to Shane Herath – Chair EFWA
August 23, 2022
Putting purpose at the heart..
Listen to our latest podcast with Authentic Purpose. This podcast examines how to create a purpose-driven culture, founded on social responsibility and inclusion, establishing an ecosystem to sustain organisations through rapid change. Embedding a culture which gives everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and make a positive contribution to the organisation and society as a whole. Authentic Purpose motivates stakeholders to perform better, uniting around a common goal. We support businesses to create a purpose-driven culture, founded on social responsibility and inclusion, establishing an ecosystem to sustain organisations through rapid change. Embedding a culture which gives everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and make a positive contribution to the organisation and society as a whole. In this podcast we discuss: • A holistic approach to social responsibility • The role for authentic purpose in a organisation • Future proofing by ensuring a sustainable outcome • Working with CSR Accreditation • The importance of post accreditation engagement • Communication, Validation, Accreditation A holistic approach to sustainable business Listen to our special panel of guests: Carlos Dean, Co-Founder Authentic Purpose Ellie McDaid, Co-Founder Authentic Purpose Hosted by Richard Collins Founder and CEO of CSR Accreditation.
August 04, 2022
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 email@example.com · Simon Wilkes from South West Water (firstname.lastname@example.org) · Laura Nightingale – Exim Dance Company email@example.com 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 https://www.actionfunder.org 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. https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/ 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. https://eximdance.org.uk/
June 21, 2022
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Hosted by Richard Collins of CSR-Accreditation, talking with Luke Tyburski https://luketyburski.com/, 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 https://mentalhealth-uk.org/. Sam Cande CEO of Responsible Futures https://responsiblefuturesconference.com/ 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 www.csr-accreditation.co.uk You can find out more about Prosperah at https://www.prosperah.com/ and Encore Recruitment at http://www.encorerecruitment.co.uk/
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 www.csr-accreditation.co.uk
March 18, 2022
Recycling and community
Hosted by CSR-Accreditation with guests, Richard Benwell 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 www.csr-accreditation.co.uk or https://www.agoodthing.org.uk/
January 20, 2022