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This is an archived version of Citizen Renaissance (retired in January 2014)
Book published on-line in 2008, Blogs and Articles 2008-2013
More thinking from Jules Peck and Robert Phillips now available on www.jerichochambers.com

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Why CSR Makes Me Angry

Why CSR Makes Me Angry

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an ugly discipline – a perfect example of a secondary market created through the failures of leadership and the shortcomings of the market society. Ethical behavior – what Aristotle would have called virtuous leadership – should never be sub-contracted to working committees or remote departments. Since its emergence towards the...
Fit to Trust?

Fit to Trust?

Dear Leader…… I regret to inform you that you have just failed the Trust test. There has been a flurry of noise around trust in recent days, perhaps stirred by the impending launch, from my alma mater, of the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer ahead of this year’s gathering of the great and good in Davos....
Employee Activists: Occupy Different Tents.

Employee Activists: Occupy Different Tents.

Whether capitalism is in crisis or in metamorphosis is a moot point. What is certain is that we cannot go on like this; that the ‘old’ normal is non-sustainable; and the ‘new normal’ will be citizen-led. This is of course a recurring theme for both the authors and followers of Citizen Renaissance: traditional hierarchies continue...

Copenhagen – a gathering of the peasants of the earth

So we didn’t get a deal. Yes, this is a catastrophic failure of the thousands of negotiators, media, world leaders and informed experts who crammed into the Bella Centre for two weeks in December. But this is a failure too for civil society, and not only those who travelled to Copenhagen formally (as NGO representatives,...

Forces for Good

We have just published some of our thinking on the Tripartite Contract between Business, Politics and Citizenship as a Debate piece on the Force for Good website.  You can read it here. Mitch Markson, one of my treasured Edelman colleagues, has also authored a study into the nature of Mutual Social Responsibility. Much of what...