CIPR partners with CBI Government Affairs Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced a partnership with the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Government Affairs Network (GAN) for 2018/19.  The Network addresses political issues in frequent, high level meetings of senior public affairs professionals drawn from across British industry.  The deal provides CIPR members and members of the CIPR Public Affairs group with exclusive access to discussions and debates relating to the CBI’s policy work and engagement with the government. The CIPR’s Public Affairs Group – which comprises more than 1,200 public affairs professionals – hosts regular…

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‘Businesses expected to speak up on societal issues’ – CIPR welcomes CBI report

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has welcomed new research from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) tracking public attitudes towards business.  Everyone’s business tracker: Public attitudes report  (PDF) reveals 92% of the public want businesses to speak out on key issues impacting society. The report argues an increased focus on gender pay reporting, GDPR and Brexit has encouraged businesses to speak more openly about the challenges they face.  However the research warns the impact of high profile failures has tarnished the broader reputation of business, with 56% of the public believing the…

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