On our CSR radar this month

BITCI News - Feb 23, 2016

To help you stay informed on all things CSR please find below a collection of recent national and international news items and reports that we have tracked and shared on social media during the month of February.

BBC BusinessVia BBC Business: Companies in the UK with more than 250 employees that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables under plans announced on Friday.

  • Those with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal their pay gap.
  • The regulations will affect about 8,000 employers across the UK.
  • They will need to start calculating the pay gap from April 2017 – 12 months ahead of the first tables being published.

Business inside ukVia Business Insider UK: Here is the letter the world’s largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere.

A major shift in the areas of investors as Larry Fink, the CEO of the world’s biggest investor with $4.6 trillion, wrote to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations stating the need for long term views and that long-term, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – ranging from climate change to diversity to board effectiveness – have real and quantifiable financial impacts.


edelman-trust-barometer-2016-ireland-2-638The Edelman Trust Barometer was launched in February with some really key insights including 80% agrees that CEOs should be personally visible in discussing societal issues.


guardiansbVia the Guardian Sustainable Business: Supply Chain: The illegal and often abusive treatment of migrant workers is one of the most pressing reputational risks for global corporation.