Alongside our award winners, nine founding members of the Champions Network were announced at the Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner on 3 July.
The announcement was made as part of the next stage of the Brave New World programme, which is focused on catalysing the responsible digital agenda in the UK. The founding members are: Accenture, Anglian Water, ARM, Aviva, Barclays, Fujitsu, PwC, Rolls-Royce, Unipart and Sky.
The Champions Network, supported by Accenture, asks business to commit to Priorities and Actions which ensure an inclusive digital revolution that serves all. These are:
- Protect, support and empower customers by simplifying data practices; building inclusive digital access; and enabling more informed customer choices.
- Embrace the changing nature of work by preparing employees with digital skills; anticipate automation with new roles; extending employer responsibility for the growing ‘gig’ economy workforce.
- Deliver innovative products and services that serve society by designing technology with purpose; promoting sustainable consumption and partnering cross industry to design and scale solutions that benefit society.
- Drive a transparent, inclusive and productive value chain by empowering suppliers with digital solutions and training; minimising the environmental impact of operations; using technology to address corruption, exploitation and environmental harm.