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'Leading a Sustainable Future' - Responsible Business Week Conference 2017
Thu 27 April 2017, 16:30 – 20:30 BST
Responsible business is not about how a company spends its money, on philanthropy or good causes. It’s about how it treats the planet, employees, suppliers and the communities that give them their license to operate fairly and inclusively for all.
As part of Responsible Business Week 2017, the University of Portsmouth Business School and Business in the Community (BiTC) are working together to provide local employers with an opportunity to explore latest thinking, share best practice, and find solutions to some of the challenges currently facing business and society.
Our keynote speaker, Mark Smith, Chief Executive of The Southern Co-operative will share his thoughts on how to lead a responsible business. Mark, a member of the BiTC Advisory Board for the South East, has been actively involved in driving the agenda for companies to engage with education in the region. As South East Ambassador, Mark will continue to focus on using responsible business to engage with young people from challenging backgrounds, to encourage aspiration and the achievement of personal potential irrespective of their circumstances.
Share our students' first-hand experience of shadowing local sustainable businesses to appreciate the challenges of translating corporate pledges into real life actions.
Use our live Q & A session to learn about latest trends that will impact on the fairness, sustainability and wellbeing of business and society and create possible solutions.
Places are free and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Car parking is available nearby for a fee of £2 after 5 pm. For more details, maps and direction to the venue, please see OUR WEBSITE.