Contemporary challenges for responsible and sustainable business- Nottingham
2018 is already shaping up to be a turbulent and bewildering year for business leaders with a number of significant stakeholder issues in the news. How does a responsible manager make sense of these times and how might we canvas various viewpoints? This session aims to facilitate discussion and share perspectives on the challenges facing today’s businesses and communities.
The range of challenges emerging is extensive: Governance and assurance structures have been questioned with the collapse of Carillon; Boundaries of what is responsible and moral behaviour has been stretched by revelations from Oxfam and the wider charity sector; Past practices of harassment in the workplace have been thrown in the spotlight by high profile social media campaigns such as #MeToo; Deep rooted inequalities in gender pay have been confronted at the BBC; Angry consumers, mobilised by #BoycottNRA have taken on FedEx and Amazon, potentially adding scrutiny on the associations held by all businesses. So what does this mean for businesses and communities in Nottingham?
Objectives of the day
This event is an opportunity to explore a multi-sector approach to addressing local needs, that draws on the strengths of everyone in a place, underpinned by individual partnerships. Hosted by Nottingham Business School MBA and Business in the Community, this Community Conversation will bring together key local people from across the business, public and community sectors in Nottingham, to provide an opportunity to engage and learn more about the most critical issues and community needs. Through facilitated conversation, we will explore how we can extend and enhance collaboration to tackle these issues and address the needs, leading to specific actions to leave a lasting impact.
Plan for the day
Delegates will enjoy an opening keynote speech and a cross- sector panel to set the context for discussions.
Faciliated table discussions will explore todays issues and how these shape management practice. Specific issues will receive consideration and what the impact of these are on typical management functions e.g. Leadership, Governance, Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, Recruitment.
The impact on community organisations who are working to support those affected by these issues will also be considered.
Lunch will be served.
Chatham House Rules
Discussions will be conducted under Chatham House Rules and the facilitators will capture perspectives to feedback to the wider audience. This event is an opportunity to explore a multi-sector approach to addressing local needs, that draws on the strengths of everyone in a place, underpinned by individual partnerships.
For further information and to reserve your place:
Please contact Kerri Pomeroy or Laura Browne
The event will take place during Business in the Community's Responsible Business Week.
Responsible Business Week (23-27 April 2018) is an annual awareness campaign which celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing great responsible business success stories.