Responsible Business Week 2018 kicks off on Monday 23 April with a reception hosted by BITC Cymru and Capital Law LLP, featuring a keynote address from the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM.
The First Minister will address an audience of more 80 senior business leaders and partners from the voluntary and public sectors, sharing his views on the important role that responsible business will play in securing more inclusive growth for all parts of Wales. Mr Jones will be speaking alongside Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru), Jane Wood (Executive Director, BITC), Steve Hughes (Chief Executive Officer, Principality Building Society and Chair, BITC Cymru) and Chris Nott OBE (Prince’s Ambassador for Wales and Senior Partner, Capital Law LLP).
Monday also sees the announcement of the shortlist in the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2018; recognising companies that are making a positive difference to some of the most pressing challenges Wales faces.
On Wednesday 25 April, BITC Cymru members will be grappling with the big questions facing business around purpose. Convening for one of the network’s regular Members’ Forum events, delegates will be looking at the work BITC has done on purpose-led brands and the value of an embedded purpose. Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water will also be providing a case study to the group – purpose in practice.
Thursday 26 April sees Steve Killeen (Global Goals & Sectors Director, BITC) will be delivering a breakfast lecture at Cardiff Business School. Steve takes as his subject, the relevance and importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how companies can align activity to these goals, helping to create and embody sustainability through business-led action.