CIPR supports Global Principles of Ethical Practice

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has stated they are proud to support a universally agreed set of principles aimed at promoting ethical conduct in public relations, as mentioned previously. The initiative – led by the Global Alliance – is backed by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).  As a member of the Global Alliance, the CIPR has supported the project since its inception and encourages PR professionals from across the world to adhere to the principles. …

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CIPR #AIinPR launches crowdsourced literature review to explore the impact of AI on professions

The CIPR #AIinPR panel is inviting submissions to a literature review on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the professions. The panel’s objective is to understand and characterise the impact of AI based on academic literature and contemporary, informed contributions from think tanks, organisations and individuals. Content shared in the past 12 months via the AIinPR hashtag on Twitter has already been recorded by the panel. Anne Gregory Hon CIPR, Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield, is leading the project. Anne is a former President of the…

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CIPR respond to proposed corporate governance principles

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has welcomed new corporate governance principles proposed by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in a consultation response published today. The ‘Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies’ seek to restore public trust and confidence by following six principles to inform and develop businesses in reporting corporate governance practices. The CIPR response highlights the role public relations has in delivering the principles, whilst arguing two of the six – ‘purpose’ and ‘composition’ – go further in safeguarding companies against ethical and corporate failure. Sarah Hall Chart.PR,…

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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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CIPR contribute to CBI report on post-Brexit immigration

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has contributed to the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) report, ‘Open and Controlled’, ensuring the voice of the public relations profession is represented in the discussion on post-Brexit immigration. The report, which assesses the immigration needs of 18 key sectors, calls for a new approach to immigration after Brexit which moves away from calls to control numbers and instead gives business the access to workers to come to the UK, ensuring they contribute positively to the economy. The CIPR represented the public relations…

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