Launch of the UK’s Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), the UK’s first professional body for people working in corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability, has been launched today (July 9), reports ClickGreen.
The launch event, which took place at London’s Guildhall, was attended by more than 200 professionals from the sector. Also in attendance were influential leaders in this area including Alderman Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of the City of London; Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society and Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, who gave their views on the importance of supporting and developing professionalism in the field.
Over the last two decades CR and sustainability has grown to become a key issue for businesses of all sizes. In the UK alone there are now some 4,000 CR and sustainability professionals and in the region of 25,000 people with a significant work-related interest in this area.