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Aligning your CSR strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Date posted: 13 April 2017
Posted in: CSR data, CSR software, Data accuracy, Data topology

In September 2015 the UN released its seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs). The aim has been to encourage the business community to align their corporate strategies to better serve a number of social, environmental and economic issues facing the world in the 21st century. The SDGs are also aimed at governments, the public sector and […]

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The Importance of Supply Chain Diversity

Date posted: 11 April 2017
Posted in: Supply Chain Management

In this blog post, I want to talk about the importance of supply chain diversity and why it’s beneficial for large companies to look to diversify their suppliers. Not only does this strategy present significant advantages to the company in hand in terms of agility and the ability to adapt to a changing market, but […]

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How CSR Software Drives Value

Date posted: 8 March 2017
Posted in: CSR software

Modern companies of all shapes and sizes are under increasing pressure to comply with environmental regulation and reporting, but also to demonstrate to their customers and shareholders that they’re running their business acting in a responsible and sustainable way. Ultimately this means integrating sustainability data, not only into the reporting and compliance functions of the […]

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Working with Sustainability Data in Excel: Pros and Cons

Date posted: 27 January 2017
Posted in: CSR data, Excel

Coming off the back of our last blog post looking at Excel as a non-financial data management tool, I thought the blog warranted an accompanying piece exploring the pros and cons of using Microsoft’s flagship spreadsheet software. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some the pros of using Excel. Excel Pros Universality […]

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Tips and tricks to help manage your CSR data in Excel

Date posted: 30 December 2016
Posted in: CSR data

If and when you begin strategically collecting CSR data from your organisation, one of the first things you will probably notice is just how much of it there is. It’s amazing how much data can be collected on how many things and soon you will be faced with the daunting task of unifying various datasets from various business functions into something that can be interpreted, analysed and reported on.

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CSR and Storytelling

Date posted: 16 September 2016
Posted in: CSR software

Creating reliable and insightful sustainability data sets that can be acted upon, is the bedrock of any developed corporate social responsibility policy but it’s really only half of the battle.

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How CSR Software Drives better Sustainability Reporting

Date posted: 2 August 2016
Posted in: CSR software

Talk to any CIO or IT Manager in just about any industry and it won’t be long before they talk to you about the problem with data. One of the hallmarks of the 21st century from a technology point of view has been the exponential increase in data. Data is abundant and seemingly limitless. But our ability to make sense of it hasn’t quite kept pace.

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What is Data Topology?

Date posted: 18 April 2016
Posted in: Data topology

One of the most important steps in working out how you want to collect and manage your sustainability data is understanding what data there is and where it comes from – in essence, building a three dimensional topology of the data that is available within your organisation.

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