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Corporate social responsibility

Many firms now take a socially responsible approach to their business activities. They not only consider the responsibilities they have to their shareholders, but to other stakeholders and the environment too. As such, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental reporting often accompanies financial reporting and is used as a measure...
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Promoting products and services

We are used to seeing advertisements in a whole host of different places such as television, newspapers, billboards and buses. From May 2011, however, American readers may be getting adverts through a different medium - the Amazon Kindle. Amazon is about to launch a subsidised version of its e-book reader...
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Creating a culture

LOL and OMG were added to the Oxford English Dictionary at the end of last month. This move has not been popular with everyone. It does prove however that these terms are commonly used and understood. Although originally used mainly in electronic communications, LOL and OMG now regularly occur in...
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Manufacturing ‘can’ be on the increase

Tata Steel, the giant Indian conglomerate, acquired the steel manufacturing company Corus in 2007. Corus manufactures, processes and distributes steel and aluminium products worldwide and focuses on meeting the needs of its worldwide customers and providing innovative solutions.While large parts of heavy industry struggle with idle plants and short-time working,...
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Business structure

In his 'Budget for Growth' on 23rd March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a number of measures designed to encourage business activity and the recovery of the economy. Mr Osborne stated that he wanted to make the UK one of the best places in Europe to start, finance and...
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Re-thinking investments

In 1869, the Building Societies Association was set up to represent the industry. Building societies are mutual organisations which date back almost 250 years and were initially set up to help people to build their own houses. Today, their main business is to accept deposits and lend funds to those...
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Using resources more efficiently

With rapidly rising petrol and diesel prices, many motorists are looking to find ways of saving money and fuel. Making fewer journeys is not always possible so people are being advised to look at changing their driving habits to make efficiencies. For example, driving at 80mph will cost about 10%...
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Recycling value of mobile phones

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile network operators, has been running recycling initiatives since 2002 to reduce the impacts of its products on the environment. By encouraging users to re-use or recycle their old phones; valuable materials and metals, such as silver, can be re-used. This forms part of...
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Making ethical decisions

Following a request for assistance from Japan, the UK International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team has travelled out to Japan to search for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The team of 59 search and rescue experts, four medics and two sniffer dogs has taken 11 tonnes of equipment,...
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