Responsible Business

It's time for a new contract between business and society

We work with business to drive change on the following issues

  • Stimulating the local economy and creating jobs that are essential to vibrant communities, read more.

  • Reducing the impact of unemployment particularly on young people and adults who are excluded from society, read more.

  • Addressing the skills shortage so business can compete in the future, read more.

  • Tackling inequality in recruitment, pay and promotion for women and black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups, read more.

  • Cutting dependency on diminishing natural resources, read more.

  • Creating healthier, happier and more productive employees, read more.

Business can achieve more through collaboration

We offer local, national and international programmes for business to collaborate on:

  • Implementing sustainable business models

  • Including small, medium and social enterprises in the supply chain

  • Creating new partnerships between commerce and culture

  • Seconding talented employees to broker resource and support into local communities

  • Forging long-term partnerships with schools

  • Providing work experience, mentoring and training placements for disadvantaged people

  • Instituting fair recruitment and employment practices

The opportunity

The way we do business is changing. Customer needs and demands are developing. Emerging technologies are enabling new ways of working. Supply chains are shifting and new markets are opening up. A more deeply connected generation is emerging. Knowing more about the world presents enormous opportunity, especially for business.

UK business could unlock around £100 billion a year in value from new innovation opportunities that address social and environmental challenges. Read more.



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