What's happening during Responsible Business Week 2018

February 2, 2018


Here's a glance at the Business in the Community led-events taking place during Responsible Week 2018


Champions' Breakfast:  This kick-off  roundtable session will bring together C-Suite executives from companies interested in becoming part of  A Brave New World Champions Network.  At this private breakfast,  attendees will discuss the priorities for responsible business in a digital age and explore the business strategy steps and opportunities to implementing these digital priorities. The aim of the breakfast is to equip the Champions with the momentum they need to adopt the priorities within their business and prepare to share their commitments at our Awards Gala Dinner in July.

Responsible Business Recognition Reception: This will be an interactive networking event for Senior CSR/Sustainability and HR professionals from our Responsible Business Awards 2018 Longlist, and our Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018.  The reception will provide an opportunity to share and explore what responsible business means in today's modern economy.



Press announcements: .The Times  Top 50 Employers for Women list will be published as a supplement in The Times.  Also the greatly anticipated Responsible Business Awards 2018 Longlist will be released in a supplement in The Financial Times.
Connectors Together: This annual event will bring together our Businesss Connectors. Here they will showcase their commitment to building sustainable relationships and solutions between business and the communities in which they operate. Further details to be announced soon.

Together Resilience Day 2018 - Would you be ready? A resilience event for business: Would you be Ready? This is the question our Business Emergency and Resilience Group (BERG) will be asking, when they launch a new campaign aimed at changing the behavior of smaller businesses to be more resilient. The day will include an exciting line up of keynote speakers from across the not-for-profit, business and government sectors on a range of resilience themes including flooding and cyber resilience. Further details to be announced soon.  Full details here.

Celebrating Responsible Business in Scotland: ​ Business in the Community Scotland will be hosting a reception in the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the impact of responsible business in Scotland. It will include an interactive look at the effective programmes Business in the Community has used throughout the year.  Full details here.


Seeing is Believing visit and Dinner: A select group of CEOs will explore how Smart Growth can create value by tackling environmental challenges. Through inspiring and innovative visits around Greater Manchester, leaders will explore how business can start to unlock the value for themselves, the people they employ and communities, through Smart Growth.



Smart Growth Innovation Lab:  At this event held in Manchester, business leaders will hear inspiring stories and develop practical actions that will help them and their organisation find new ways to create value by putting environmental challenges at the heart of their strategy.

Throughout the Week

Community Conversations: Building on our Place by Place strategy inspired by Anglian Water, the week will feature a series of Community Conversations across the country. These events will provide key local stakeholders from across the business, public and community sectors with an opportunity to engage and learn more about the most critical community needs. Through a facilitated conversation, attendees will explore how they can extend and enhance collaboration to tackle these issues, and leave a lasting impact.  Further details about individual Community Conversations taking place across the country will be announced soon.


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