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In this report

Companies cannot afford to neglect corporate social responsibility as public debate about who is benefiting most from the global economic recovery intensifies. But many organisations are looking for ways to make their good work pay

Awards focus on generation of talent

apprentices at work with the mobile operator EE

National Grid is the overall winner as Responsible Business awards acknowledge efforts to support young people

Sustainable efforts show signs of paying off

Environmental and social consideration are pillars of good business practice

Julie Meyer
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Profit does not have to be a dastardly enterprise

Education is a key factor, says Julie Meyer

businesspeople taking care of a tree by pruning and watering it. illustration by James Fryer
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Enthusiasm at risk as companies pursue growth

Fewer than half of leaders think CSR very important

Jaguar Land Rover summer school tour

Responsible Business awards: methodology and full list of Big Tick winners

This year’s entrants encouraged to take a broad view of sustainability

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Making good work pay becomes business imperative

Social investments that may not bring returns for years are gaining ground

Businessman working late in office
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High cost of mental health problems forces employers to act

From awareness campaigns to involving senior staff – new ideas are being tested

Freshfield office

Case study: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Work experience brings opportunities to ex-offenders

A student holds a placard 'We Won't Be A Lost Generation'
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Apprentices: companies make room for tomorrow’s talent

Attitudes towards recruiting young people are softening

Matthew Gitsham

Opinion: Matthew Gitsham

Today’s best bosses understand their social role

Community work aims for mutual benefits

Businesses are supporting those living in the areas in which they operate

Progress is slow on workplace discrimination

Companies urged to update policies

Data and smart technology power the modern green office

Companies turn to energy saving measures