Emotional involvement is empowering

Female philanthropy is an emerging trend which is gathering pace as more women of worth give their time, energy and commitment – as well as hard cash – to those in need, writes Peter Archer

Consumers are defining brands

In a fast-changing world, where social media is influencing consumer demand, brands are adapting to new market conditions, as Jason Hesse reports

Banking on lessons from Libor

Professor Chris Bones, of Manchester Business School, discusses the role of directors in ensuring good governance and upholding a brand’s reputation

Smart women can lead recovery

Caroline Neville, founder member and president of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK, stresses the importance of entrepreneurial spirit in the beauty industry

Economy adapting to ‘new normal’?

As a period of low interest rates looks like coming to an end, businesses could find it harder still to secure finance, warns Charles Orton-Jones

Loyalty needs customer data but beware the European Commission

New rules aim to protect consumers and give them control, as Annich McIntosh explains

Calling for fresh thinking

Companies looking to cut the human impact of their products are realising they need to look outside their own four walls, writes Mike Scott

Future returns depend on sustainable investment

Our economy needs to be rewired to thrive within environmental limits and their social consequences, writes Penny Shepherd