August 28th 2019

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

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 responsible business strategy? What are the key factors that influence the success of responsible business?

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 strategy
HR’s contribution to Responsible Business
CRF’s strategic responsibility framework

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In this presentation, Rahaf Harfoush explores the impacts of the digital age, taken from CRF's 2019 Summer Lecture. What are the five forces which influence our behaviour in relation to digital culture? Are we holding ourselves accountable for the impacts of our technology?

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