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Social responsibility – using resources more efficiently

Dragline at Isibonelo colliery, South Africa. Mandatory credit: VisMedia +44 (0)20 7613 2555 The challenge facing business and society in the 21st century is how to use...

Developing key skills for a lifetime of opportunity

If you ask your friends about how school or college is helping them to achieve their ambitions, they will probably talk about their performance...

Building community partnerships

In recent years, there has been a profound change in the financial services industry, with increasing competition coming from companies not normally associated with...

Financial management in a retail setting

Marks & Spencer’s leading position in the highly competitive market-place depends on its ability to stay one step ahead of other retailers, both in...

Operating a statutory body in a commercial environment

Government plays an important role in the lives of individuals and business organisations. There are many reasons why governments intervene in markets. For example,...

Operations management: The Wincanton Way

Wincanton's mission is 'delivering supply chain solutions across Europe'. The company is customer focussed: its aim is to help its customers become more efficient...

Growing the value of a business for shareholders

The owners of a company are called shareholders because they each own parts - or shares - of an organisation, which provide them with...

Achieving Better Public Services – The work of the Audit Commission

Living in a safe community that provides such a wide range of public services is easy to take for granted. Even as students, the...

Using stakeholder partnerships to maintain success and secure the future

NATS is the world’s leading provider of a range of air traffic services. This includes providing air traffic control (ATC) services for some of the world’s...

How roles and functions contribute to competitive advantage

A Nottingham County Surveyor, Edgar Purnell Hooley, discovered tarmac by accident in the early 20th century. He found a barrel of tar had spilled...

Powering forward with a new vision

This case study outlines ways in which it is possible to change the culture of an organisation so that it retains what it sees...

Developing people through decision-making

RWE npower is a leading energy company in the UK. It is part of the German-owned RWE, one of Europe's leading utilities. Part of...

Promoting Social Inclusion through access to legal services

which it manages its economic and social role. For example, it now owns very few manufacturing or service industries as many public corporations have...

The contribution of the FTSE4Good Index to socially responsible investment

In a fast moving world, individuals and organisations need to make quick decisions based on sound judgement supported by accurate data. As a result,...

Using planning to construct a better future

Planning is the process of deciding what you want to achieve in the future and then thinking about ways of making it happen. First...

Adding value through asset optimisation

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies. The company operates in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia. It...

The recruitment, selection and training of people at Arcadia

In 2002, Philip Green bought Arcadia for £800 million. He changed it from a public limited company (plc) to a private limited company (Ltd)....

UNISON and unions’ wider role

UNISON works with both employers and employees to ensure that public service workers receive a fair deal. A big advantage for any worker represented...

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