Social Responsibility is becoming a major driving force in business. Consumers are increasingly choosing brands that demonstrate strong ethics and sustainable practices. For smaller businesses it can seem like an expensive, confusing overhead.
Our aim at These Social Times is to support micro, small and medium sized businesses adapt to this changing landscape. We’re going to achieve this with the following:
offer news on new products and service you can offer to your customers
provide insight and analysis on ethical issues affecting small business, with a strong focus on social responsibility
profile companies who are successfully supporting sustainability and social responsibility as exemplars for how small business can succeed.
At present we’re in our Beta phase, testing content sources, SEO and other operational activities. We intend on launching fully in July 2019.
Our editorial policy
We adhere to three key principles:
- No links are added unless it has been read and checked by a human being
- Content we produce is carefully checked for accuracy before it is published
- Products, services and people we feature, promote or accept sponsorship from must demonstrate they are socially responsible
Our advertising policy
At present we are considering which advertising network to use. Our priority is ensuring we can filter advertisers to only those in line with our CSR objectives, as well as ensuring compliance with GDPR.
We do use affiliate and associate accounts to generate referral fees for products and services we think may be beneficial to readers. Again, we endeavour to ensure these come from socially responsible suppliers.
Towards the end of Q3, 2019 we are looking to start our own advertising and content sponsorship programmes.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, please contact us.