This event is run in association with the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, based with Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University.
Paul Monaghan was architect of much of the UK co-operative movement’s ethical and environmental excellence for nearly two decades. Before that he combined biological sciences research with campaigning.
In 1994, he was brought in to radicalise The Co-operative Bank’s approach to corporate ethics and ecology. He went on to lead sustainability programmes across the Co-operative Group in areas as diverse as Food, Finance, Pharmacy, Funerals and Travel. Contributions included the creation of world-class programmes of environmental management, ethical finance, sustainability reporting and a unique commitment to campaigning and progressive public policy intervention.
In April 2013 he left to establish Up the Ethics to help pioneers of corporate responsibility and sustainability precipitate much needed systematic change. A major focus is encouraging and enabling corporate leaders to engage in progressive public policy intervention. Clients range from Axa to Co-operative Energy.
In 2014, he topped Global CEO's "Top 100 CSR Leaders" international poll.
Paul was previously a member of WWF-UK’s Programme Committee, BRE’s Sustainability Board and Accountability’s Council, where he co-chaired their Technical Committee for a number of years. He is a founding Director of the Fair Tax Mark – the next big thing in Corporate Responsibility.
The rise of the social enterprise is the great untold story of business. In the UK, there are now over 70,000 social enterprises - operating in almost every sector: from health and social care, to renewable energy, transport, retail, housing and food. Globally, co-operatives alone have more than one billion members.
Their story is much more compelling than the veneer of 'corporate social responsibility' that is espoused by large listed businesses - and their impact much more meaningful.
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