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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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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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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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The new stakeholder landscape of digital healthcare

Published the 19 February, 2018
Digital healthcare considerations for corporate affairs and communications

As technology-enabled care becomes inevitable, pharmaceutical companies now need to redefine their relationships with external stakeholders. A key shift will be with “end-user” stakeholders, particularly with patients and, perhaps to a lesser degree, healthcare professionals (HCPs). It should be the role of the Corporate Affairs leader to understand and interpret these changing conversations, expectations and […]

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alva CEO blog: Don’t waste a Tax Reform

Published the 15 February, 2018
Don't waste the Reputational Benefits of a Tax Reform

On 20 December 2017, the US Senate approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades, since Reagan signed major legislation for corporations and individuals in 1986. This tax reform presented the leading companies operating in the US with an opportunity to increase profits or return dividends to shareholders, […]

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How companies can measure Advocacy on Social Media

Published the 18 May, 2017
Measuring social media advocacy

Social media is an increasingly important channel for modern businesses of all scales. Research has revealed that 74% of consumers use social media to guide purchasing decisions, while during pre-shopping planning, 75% of people use Facebook to get advice and recommendations from friends and family. It isn’t just peer reviews that are of interest – 60% […]

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AGM Questioning: How to predict and prepare for the key issues

Published the 02 May, 2017
AGM questions - predicting and preparing

Annual General Meetings are one of the major events in the Communications professional’s calendar and for most FTSE100 companies they tend to represent the highest platform for issues and stakeholder management during the year. Predicting which questions are likely to come from the company’s most vocal and antagonistic shareholders is a difficult task for companies […]

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Executive Pay: Understanding the Reputational and Privacy Risks

Published the 28 March, 2017
Executive Pay: Understanding the Reputational and Privacy Risks

A practical, evidence backed guide to assessing your company’s exposure to reputational issues arising from executive pay Download a free PDF version of this report Executive pay is a complicated, controversial – and, at times, toxic issue. It is probably not surprising to learn that 67% of all content analysed by alva on executive pay […]

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Why corporate affairs should lead on corporate strategy development

Published the 02 February, 2017
Why corporate affairs should lead on corporate strategy development

Author’s note The Corporate Affairs remit varies from company to company. In the context of this paper it refers to the team responsible for corporate communications – internal and external, government relations, public affairs, community relations and investor relations. In short, the team responsible for managing the stakeholder landscape of the business. You can download […]

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