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“Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it… because it is good for our business” – Niall Fitzerald, former CEO, Unilever.

“Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it… because it is good for our business” – Niall Fitzerald, former CEO, Unilever.

Unilever, as one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies (155 000+ employees and revenues >€50 billion per year), clearly understands the need for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). After all, they’re in constant contact with a...
The Role & Responsibilities of the Company Board

The Role & Responsibilities of the Company Board

Many small and medium sized business owners believe that they don’t need a board for their company, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, SMEs benefit even more from the experience and skills of a proper board than large ones, and by understanding the...
Drive your Business by Looking Through the Windscreen Not the Rear-View Mirror

Drive your Business by Looking Through the Windscreen Not the Rear-View Mirror

One thing I’ve noticed with board meetings over some 30 years of attendance is that far too many of them spend almost all the time on past results. We drive a car by looking primarily through the windscreen at the road ahead, not the rear-view mirror, so why don’t we...