Corporate Responsibility: call for views

NPC’s response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)’s call for views on corporate responsibility (CR).

NPC has found that companies are generally at the beginning of their measurement journey when it comes to CR practise. The social value act and various voluntary awards and indexes are helping to advance companies’ journey to effective measurement and practice. We welcome the growing trend in shared value approaches but make the point that corporate philanthropy and grant giving programmes must be recognised as a vital part of the CR ecosystem. We recommend shared measurement approaches and theory of change models in supporting the UK CR industry to flourish.