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Reputation, The Social Contract Barometer

Published the 05 December, 2018

The Connecting Leader Series (3 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of reputation as a Social Contract barometer and why companies should focus their efforts on […]

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The New Normal

Published the 27 November, 2018

The Connecting Leader Series (2 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of The New Normal and its three interrelated dimensions Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media Anarchy.   […]

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The Social Contract

Published the 06 November, 2018
Top oil and gas companies for sustainability

The Connecting Leader Series (1 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of the Social Contract and how it has changed by the biggest three forces in […]

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The Connecting Leader, a manifesto for Corporate Affairs and Communications

Published the 16 October, 2018

On November 6, my first book The Connecting Leader will see the light. The book, which I started eighteen months ago, comes out of many years filled with experiences, lessons and exchanges with many people who have generously shared with me (consciously or unconsciously) their wisdom, their ambition and their affection. In the past ten […]

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Rail Timetable Chaos: Who did the public blame for the disruption?

Published the 29 August, 2018

  It will not be news to UK commuters that the timetable change in May – touted as a way of boosting passenger capacity over peak periods as part of the Rail 2020 vision – did not go off seamlessly. So-called “Meltdown Monday” saw widespread cancellations and delays as rail operators seemingly were unable to […]

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Smart Cities Communications: Which companies are leading the way?

Published the 11 July, 2018
Which companies are discussed most relating to smart cities?

Previously confined to works of fiction and utopian thought, Smart Cities are increasingly appearing on the agenda of Communications teams as a potential differentiator for the world’s largest tech companies. The term itself covers a broad church of ideas and applications of various technologies in urban environments. However, the generally accepted purpose is to enhance […]

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Audi CEO Arrest: Could other corporations be at risk of Reputation Contagion?

Published the 02 July, 2018
Audi CEO arrest: Could other corporations be at risk of reputation Contagion?

The Audi CEO and “Dieselgate” fall-out alva first profiled the Volkswagen emissions scandal – “dieselgate” – in September 2015. We asked if the reputational crisis would likely impact customer advocacy and purchasing decisions. The conclusion of our analysis was that though there were calls on social media to stop buying VWs, the company could leverage […]

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Oil Firms: Communicating investment in alternative energy

Published the 13 June, 2018
Top oil and gas companies for sustainability

It has long been the case that NGOs and activists have called for a stronger commitment to sustainability from the oil industry. Recently, however, the calls for greater environmental consciousness for these companies have also come from shareholders, seemingly more vehemently than before. Investment in renewable and alternative energy has been on the agenda for […]

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FMCG and the war against plastics: do they rise and fall as one?

Published the 22 May, 2018
Ocean plastic - FMCG reputation

Plastic: the new sugar In the UK, concern around plastic pollution has grown seemingly exponentially in the last twelve months, due in part to initiatives like Sky’s Ocean Rescue, the airing of Blue Planet II and a wider European regulatory push towards banning single-use plastic products. Table 1: Discussion of Sugar and Plastics in the […]

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CEO blog: Having the courage to take a stand

Published the 09 May, 2018
CEO Activism: Risks and Opportunities of political activism

In today’s social context, the CEO is expected to take more of a visible stance on a range of societal issues. “Political Activism” is one of the most potentially divisive areas and it falls on the Corporate Affairs leader to counsel the CEO so they engage with the right issues, understand how the stance fits […]

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