August 28th 2019

Executive Summary: Responsible Business – How can HR Drive the Agenda?

There has been renewed interest in the idea of ‘responsible business’ in recent years as businesses re-evaluate their role in fractured, rapidly changing societies that are characterised by high uncertainty. We define responsible business as the responsibility a business voluntarily takes for its social, economic, and environmental (SEE) impacts i.e. core business behaviour and activities.

This executive summary explores what it means to be a responsible business and the factors that drive it. How is the role of HR involved in creating and executing a company's corporate responsible business strategy? What are the key factors that influence the success of responsible business? Learn what the key goals are for businesses, including environmental sustainability and building a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

The key points include an overview of the following:
Implementing a Responsible Business strategy
Stakeholder views related to the process of Responsible Business
Frameworks to support the development of the corporate responsibility strategy
HR's contribution to Responsible Business
CRF's strategic responsibility framework for corporate responsibility

Read the full report for an in-depth analysis of responsible business.

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