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Business & Creation - Salt Network, North East

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Muckle LLP

32 Gallowgate

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What does it mean to be a good stewards, and how do we use our businesses as tools to drive positive change for the future?

In this interactive workshop the Salt Network team and guests will lead us through some of the most pressing challenges facing businesses and the world today around climate, environment and sustainability; and point us in the direction of some of the opportunities too.

The Christian faith challenges us to look again at what it means to live ‘in communion’ with creation, not dominating or exploiting it. Whilst future fit business practices urge us to develop solution driven policies which maintain our commercial viability whilst ensuring our local and global impact is positive and sustainable.

Taking inspiration from Christian Aid's report 'Song of the prophets: a global theology of climate change' we will explore how we can develop businesses 'in communion' with creation and the practical actions we can all take to be changemakers in our businesses.

We will be inspired and supported to think about how we can put values to work by leading change in our own business, provoking a community of change across faith and business networks and resourcing change by building lasting solution driven partnerships .

Guest Speaker: Nikki Dravers

Nikki is co-founder and director of REfUSE: a Community Interest Company based in County Durham. REfUSE's vision is "to give value to things, places and people that might otherwise have been wasted or overlooked". Following a crowdfund campaign and community-led building project, in April 2018 the REfUSE team opened a cafe on Chester-le-Street high street which works to intercept food that would otherwise go to landfill or Anaerobic Digestion. In the last year months they've prevented 40 tonnes of food from going to waste by serving thousands of meals from it instead. The REFUSE cafe runs on a Pay As You Feel basis: guests can pay for their meals in cash, but non-monetary donations of time or skills are just as valuable. We believe PAYF is a powerful alternative financial model which challenges us to think about the true value of food: the resources, time and energy that has gone into producing it, but also includes and empowers anyone who eats with us to know they have value far beyond the coins in their pockets.

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Delegate Dinner:

Following each Network event we would like to invite all delgates to attend a networking dinner. The dinners are always wonderful opportunities to get to know one another, share stories and develop connections. The dinner will be in a local resturant and is at the delegates own cost.



Christian Aid is working to eradicate poverty across the world, and is coming up with some innovative ways to do just that. We are inviting business leaders to work with us, and with each other, to tackle global poverty. The new Salt Business Network is open to anyone of influence across the business sector. It is for leaders who want to join a movement of like-minded people, who will learn about putting in place more responsible business practices, and about sustainable development, through the lens of faith. To find out more please see www.caid.org.uk/salt or email salt@christian-aid.org

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