LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE DIARY 2000

Social responsibility and PR

Social responsibility and PR

Gatherings of top decision-makers always alert the corporates. Tuesday's lunchtime fringe meeting, run by AS Biss and Co, saw ministers and businesspeople call for an increase in corporate social responsibility and 'cause-related marketing' techniques.

Kim Howells, the relevant DTI minister, told the meeting: 'Marrying social responsibility with standard marketing and communications adds to corporate reputation.' Sceptical left-wingers who worried an expansion of this trend would let the Government off the hook for funding services were given short shrift.



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