Making a Difference

Ethical, Social and Sustainable Business Practices

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Businesses and other organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of operating in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable way. This event will provide the opportunity for organisations of all sizes, as well as Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to join together to share good practice and learn from those that have achieved success implementing sustainable and responsible practices.

  • From: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 4 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Businesses and other organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of operating in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable way.

This event will provide the opportunity for organisations of all sizes, as well as Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to join together to share good practice and learn from those that have achieved success implementing sustainable and responsible practices.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Jo Fairley, founder of UK-based chocolate company Green and Black's.

Who should attend?

  • Owners and managers of a small or medium business.
  • Those with responsibility for Supply Chain Management, Procurement, CSR, or Operations within a large organisation.
  • Those who work within professional services or student enterprise at a higher education institution.

There will be a number of free places available to qualifying small and medium businesses based in the East Midlands.

SME attendance is supported by NTU's working with you... programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Programme

TimeActivity
9 amRegistration and refreshments
9.30 amIntroduction by Stephen Jackson, CFO, Nottingham Trent University
9.40 amOverview from Grant Anderson, Environment Manager, Nottingham Trent University
10 amFuture Insights into the Low Carbon Economy, Jerome Baddley, Nottingham Energy Partnership
10.20 amProfit without responsibility will kill your brand!, Kelly Evans, MD, Social Change UK
10.40 amBreak
10.55 amHow to grow a SME through ethical practices, Jo Fairley, Founder of Green & Black's Chocolate
11.30 amInteractive panel Q&A – facilitated by Rob Pittam, BBC Business Reporter
11.50 amPresentation from Andy Coppins, Volunteering Manager, and Gill Askew, Head of Procurement, Nottingham Trent University
12.20 pmLunch and networking

In the afternoon there will be workshops to choose from on a number of themes such as:

  • Ethical business practices and sustainability
  • Social enterprises delivering public services
  • How to create a social business and available funding
  • A sustainable supply chain
  • Benchmarking – CSR and environmental indexes
  • Design, materials, and production towards a sustainable future
  • Driving your staff's understanding of sustainability
  • Energy and sustainability.

Booking information

Booking is now closed for this event.

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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