Modern Slavery – How Corporate Culture is Evolving
Published on 15/05/2017
Georgina Erangey, senior consultant at Sancroft, talks with Ian Welsh, Innovation Forum, about the challenges for companies engaging with the complexities of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act’s requirements.
Retail Disruption: How Technology is Redefining the Retail Landscape
Published on 10/05/2017
Disruption is rapidly accelerating within the retail industry, making traditional models of business obsolete and creating new competitors in a market once dominated by long-standing giants. This presents a major opportunity for retailers to embed sustainability into the core of new strategies; adopting leaner and smarter operational practices. Nevertheless, present and future disruption in the retail sector will prove to be a challenge and a major test of agility.
Highlights from the 2017 Sedex Stakeholder Forum Meeting and Sedex Conference
Published on 12/04/2017
On April 6th, Sedex hosted the 2017 Sedex Stakeholder Forum (SSF) and Sedex Conference, separate events held on the same day. Sancroft Consultant Nora Wolters, who previously worked for Sedex and was directly involved in the organisation of these events, participated in the meetings and shares her highlights:
Fifth UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Sancroft’s Reflections
Published on 18/01/2017
The UN’s annual gathering of companies and stakeholders on business and human rights has served as a significant platform for advancing the concepts as well as strengthening the practical response to human rights risk through business activity. Sancroft Senior Analyst Isabella Stanbrook reports her findings.
2016 – The Year of the Sugar Tax?
Published on 15/12/2016
After the surprise announcement in March by former Chancellor, George Osborne, that a sugar levy would be introduced in the UK in 2018, interventions like sugar taxes aiming to steer people away from sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) towards healthier options have gathered momentum in countries around the world. France, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, and South Africa have all proposed or introduced a sugar tax of some description. In addition to encouraging behaviour change in consumers, the sugar levy is catalysing industry to reformulate their products.
Business & Human Rights: Why Measurement is an Important Theme
Published on 03/11/2016
More than two thirds of the world’s 50 largest companies already have a specific human rights policy. This reflects a growing corporate awareness of human rights impacts. Businesses continue report on CR but there has been a change in expectations and the form of CR reporting. In this insight, Sancroft experts conceptualise “measurement” in three ways and suggest ways in which measurement present opportunities for business.
The UK’s Childhood Obesity Plan: What’s Next?
Published on 11/10/2016
Sancroft analyses various elements of the recently launched UK Childhood Obesity Plan, possible responses and proposals for how business can play a positive role in the health of UK children. It also provides insight into the food and beverage industry’s conversations and concerns regarding the future implications of the plan.