Corporate responsibility is no longer window dressing or a “licence to trade”. Support for a worthy cause in one area of a business does not excuse unacceptable practice in another.
Driven by political, regulatory and societal pressures, corporate responsibility is fast becoming a core and integrated business function. All stakeholders – from governments and regulators, to investors, consumers and employees – increasingly expect businesses to map and manage their social and environmental impact, setting targets in order to drive continuous improvement. Chief Executives are also seeing the value, as this approach not only brings reputational benefits but ensures a business is resilient and fit for the future.
The recent surge in mandatory non-financial reporting requirements means businesses are being forced to hold up the mirror. Innovative companies are making a strategic decision to go beyond compliance and show leadership on a broad range of social issues, from diversity and inclusion to supply chain management and modern slavery.
Lexington’s dedicated team supports businesses with the design and delivery of corporate responsibility strategies and initiatives, whether they are new to corporate responsibility or have an established programme.
Drawing on our in-depth knowledge of social policy, we work with clients to define their social purpose, align their corporate responsibility strategy to their commercial objectives, and develop innovative programmes and partnerships that deliver demonstrable social impact. We are also experienced in developing strong narratives and creative thought leadership strategies to maximise the reputational benefits of initiatives.
We offer a full range of consultancy services including:
- Strategic advice and planning
- Policy and governance development
- Programme design and implementation
- Evaluation and benchmarking
- Strategic partnership brokering
- Reporting and communications support
- Thought leadership
For more information about Lexington’s Corporate Responsibility practice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.