Responsible leadership

The challenge for business leaders is to ensure the wider responsibilities of business are understood within their organisation and in society and to demonstrate how a responsible approach to business will create value.

Business leaders must be seen to act and demonstrate their commitment to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future by fostering a culture that will encourage innovation, reward the right behaviours and regain trust. In short, leaders must write a new contract with society into their own business.

We ask

We ask responsible leaders to:

  • Have conversations at the most senior level to ensure a move towards an integrated approach to how you do business

  • Create stronger advocates and develop your future leaders to develop a greater understanding of the opportunity responsible business can play in creating value

  • Demonstrate your values and reward the behaviours you want to encourage in your business

  • Communicate to your stakeholders the total value of your business, beyond just financial and demonstrate how a responsible approach to business will create value.

We offer

We provide a range of services to help:

The business case

By showing leadership on responsible business issues, companies can gain a competitive advantage within their sector, through increased customer loyalty, stronger brand loyalty and better employee engagement.

Ensuring that responsibility is integrated into a company's governance and that environmental and social issues are managed responsibly delivers improved financial performance for companies. Read more about the value of corporate governance.

Key contact

Tracy Rees
Leadership Engagement Manager

E: Tracy.Rees@bitc.org.uk

 

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