Campaigners are increasingly focusing their efforts on the practices and behaviours of companies and business. The last 12 months has seen campaigns to improve the employment conditions of staff at Sports Direct and others and national campaigns on corporate tax evasion. In this work shop we will explore ways in which campaigners can best influence companies and employers on their campaign goals.
Our expert speakers are:
- Lisa Nathan and Mara Lilley, the campaigns assistant and campaigns manager from Share Action. Share Action have spent the last ten years building the movement for responsible investment. One of the charities most effective tactics is shareholder activism, which has been instrumental in changing the practices of BP, McDonalds, Marks and Spencer and many others.
- Lola McEvoy, Campaigns and Communications Manager at the Living Wage Foundation. The Foundation is at the heart of the independent movement of businesses, organisations and people that campaign for the simple idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The Foundation has influenced over 2,900 employers including Nestle, Aviva and GSK. Lola will also talk about the Foundation’s experience of the Living Wage being co-opted by the Government.
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Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK)
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is a unique charity that supports individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them.Our work includes;
- Providing training, coaching and consultancy to help people and organisations develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign effectively.
- Being a voice for campaigners by advocating for the needs and benefits of campaigning, and protecting the space to campaign.
- Bringing campaigners together and celebrating success through our networks, events and annual SMK Campaigner Awards.
For more information please visit on website www.smk.org.uk.