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Value of Business
Wed 22 March 2017, 17:00 – 18:30 GMT
Are society’s expectations about business changing? Does business success mean prosperity for everyone? What responsibilities should businesses have to the communities in which they are based?
After the referendum, there is a growing national and political conversation about the role of business in society. These issues look set to remain high on the political agenda, with Theresa May’s government setting out to tackle ‘irresponsible corporate behaviour’ and build public trust in business as a force for good.
At the same time, almost half of people don’t believe that business makes a positive contribution to society. Our prosperity as a country is linked to the success of business, but business can’t make a full contribution to a more inclusive economy through its expertise, investments and ideas when people don’t always see the value it creates.
The CBI’s Value of Business project is a response to these challenges. A priority project for the organisation, the CBI is seeking to demonstrate the value of business to the UK, encourage constructive conversation and support businesses across the UK to better demonstrate leadership in the debate. A
Holly Harkins is Principal Policy Advisor for the CBI and leads their Value of Business project. Holly will give an update on the political context and share top priorities and insights from the CBI’s work on business reputation.
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Newcastle Business School
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