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alva announces appointment of Jeremy Lehman to board position

Published the 19 July, 2018

New York and London, July 18, 2018 – alva, the leading solution provider for reputation intelligence, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Lehman as a Non-Executive Director. “We are very pleased to have Jeremy join the alva Board of Directors. His leadership in artificial intelligence and machine learning will drive even greater value for our clients […]

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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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Communicating the Gender Pay Gap Results

Published the 25 April, 2018
Communicating the Gender Pay Gap Report Results

In April 2018, the UK government required all UK based companies employing over 250 members of staff to publish data on how much they pay their male and female employees, in order to establish whether men were paid more than women on average. Over 10,000 companies submitted their data before the deadline, though some have […]

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GDPR: An opportunity for Corporate Affairs?

Published the 13 April, 2018
GDPR: An opportunity for Corporate Affairs?

As the 25th May enforcement deadline is fast approaching, and with recent news around Facebook and other tech giants stoking concerns around consumer data protection, it is no surprise that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is appearing in headlines throughout Europe. Most industry experts share concerns that businesses across industries are not prepared. GDPR has […]

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“Getting Smart”: Smart grids and the move to DSO

Published the 05 April, 2018
UKPN - smart grid interview

Q&A with Julie Minns, Head of Customer Engagement at UK Power Networks Over the last few years the energy sector has been undergoing a huge transformation. This has been fuelled by a whole new raft of innovations and challenges: smart meters, the development of distributed energy resources (such as solar panels and electric vehicles); the […]

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Disrupting Cobalt’s Supply Chain: A Communications Opportunity for Apple

Published the 28 March, 2018
Cobalt mining and Apple

As the adoption of lithium-ion batteries in consumer electronics and electric vehicles continues to accelerate, Communications professionals are faced with a new stakeholder to manage. The big-players are now engaging directly with miners and consequently disrupting long-standing traditional supply chains. This piece examines the potential benefits these companies can leverage for their reputation and social […]

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