As part of Responsible Business Week 2014, come and join us for a lively debate inspired by the findings of the Fortune Favours the Brave report published last year by Business in the Community in partnership with Marks & Spencer and Accenure.
The report argues that companies must go beyond conventional corporate and social responsibility programmes and, instead, place sustainability at the heart of business strategies and operations in order to maximise growth.
In a tough economic climate, amidst the risks of diminishing natural resources and climate change; a lack of trust in business; skills shortages and shifting customer expectations – where are the opportunities for companies, the West Midlands and UK PLC as a whole to prosper?
How should companies respond to these social and environmental challenges, in order to future-proof their businesses through innovation in products, services and processes? What does this mean for the future of companies’ corporate sustainability and social responsibility programmes?
Chaired by Paul Mountain, Partner, SGH Martineau LLP
Harry Morrison, Director Sustainability Services, Accenture
Ian Ellison, Sustainability Manager - Jaguar Land Rover
Elena Gonzalez, Corporate Sustainability Manager – Carillion
Boris Worrall, Executive Director Futures – Orbit Housing
David Darlaston, Head of Young People Engagement, The Midcounties Co-operative
For details contact Alison Maxam.