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Transformative nature of Reuse
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Social Firms Conference Report Green-Works’ CEO Colin Crooks started the For What it's Worth seminar on recycling by taking off his wedding ring. He held up the five grammes of white gold and said that its production had required “33 tonnes of ore to be extracted from the ground which...
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Business and the Big Society
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Published in the OFAS Newsletter (Office Furniture Advisory Service) When, a few weeks ago, David Cameron gave a positive response to a question in Parliament about putting deposits on bottled drinks he sparked a tremendous debate.  Overwhelmingly, the public responded favourably and passionately.   They picked up the idea and it...
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Persuasive Environmental Strategy
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Published in FM World I'm just back from Portugal where I had a great time - thank you.  As is my want I took loads of photos over there and I’m really pleased with how they came out.  In some I’m pleased with the composition in others how I’ve caught...
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Social Future Of Commercial Waste
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As published in               Fresh Business Thinking Saving money and helping society is an unlikely combination, but if you take the new waste regulations seriously you could find yourself doing just that. It’s not often businesses get the chance comply with regulations whilst reducing costs and improving CSR, so the policy...
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Attracting the big fish and creating a community asset
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As published on the Guardian "social enterprise" website Looking back over the ten years since I started Green-Works I’ve had a chance to reflect both on what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do. In the beginning we saw that office furniture was being discarded by large commercial and...
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Corporate Social Responsibility; Solid partners or Fair Weather friends?
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Fair-weather Friends? by Colin Crooks Corporate Social Responsibility is not a ‘nice to have’ which should become a sacrificial lamb in a cost cutting exercise.  Companies have invested heavily in their reputation as caring and considerate employers and responsible members of society for very good reasons.  Their employees are interested,...
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