- 14:00 - 20:30
- RSA, London
- Who can attend:
- Employers; businesses in global supply chains; those with an interest in ethical business practices
Leeds University Business School brings together the following two seminars in one day to consider key ethical aspects of conducting business in a connected world. You are welcome to join us for one session or both. There is no charge to attend.
Promoting Employee Involvement with CSR
2:00pm - 4:45pm
The world is changing. No longer can an organisation just focus on its shareholders - now it needs to consider stakeholders from employees to customers to the community at large. This is why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now a strategic element of most organisations. Expectations of an organisation's responsibilities are changing and organisations need to change with them to survive.
But CSR strategy is no good if it is not put into practice; for that you need your employees to help you create actual CSR outcomes.
In this workshop we will be bringing together academics and practitioners to discuss how they get employees engaged in CSR and turn it from a strategy into a reality.
Following the Thread: Business Ethics along the Supply Chain
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The recent revelations about workers’ conditions in the factory producing the Spice Girls’ Comic Relief T-shirts have highlighted just one of the ethical challenges for businesses operating within a global supply network across countries with different institutional set-ups and value systems. Environment-damaging investments, corruption and the treatment of labour rights are other ethical concerns.
UK and international legislation and the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business attempt to address these issues and protect human rights. The UK’s Modern Slavery Act, for example, requires firms to adhere to a set of rules in their global operation and to ensure that their supply network does likewise.
Join our symposium to discuss:
Practical challenges and approaches in addressing business ethical issues
Corporate engagement with international modern slavery legislation
How the international institutional set-up has changed in recent years and which changes have had the greatest impact on strategic decisions
|Promoting Employee Involvement with CSR|
|2.00pm||Registration (tea and coffee available)|
|2.30pm|| Presentation by Dr. Scarlett Brown, Head of Research and Policy, Tomorrow’s Company|
Presentation by Alison Ball, Associate Director, Civil Engineering, Arup
Presentation by Dr. Rebecca Pieniazek, Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, Leeds University Business School
How are different social entrepreneurs motivated to simultaneously achieve both their financial and social goals?
Presentation by Professor Kerrie Unsworth, Chair in Organisational Behaviour, Leeds University Business School
The paradox of employee CSR: Should we make it part of the job?
|3.45pm|| Panel and audience discussion|
Panel Chair: Professor Kerrie Unsworth
Rupa Ganguli, CEO, Inclusive Trade
Dr. Scarlett Brown,
Dr. Rebecca Pieniazek
|4.45pm||Refreshments and networking for all|
|Following the Thread: Business Ethics along the Supply Chain|
|5.30pm|| Keynote presentation – Cindy Berman, Head of Modern Slavery Strategy, Ethical Trading Initiative |
Presentation: How does modern slavery show up in companies' global supply chains, and what can be done to tackle it?
|6.00pm||Professor Hinrich Voss, Professor of International Business and Dr. Matt Davis, Associate Professor in Organizational Psychology, Leeds University Business School|
Presentation: Pulling the Thread: Unravelling the trail of modern slavery in the fashion and textile industry: key highlights from a research study
|6.30pm|| Panel introductions followed by panel and audience discussion|
Panel Chair: Dr. Mark Sumner, Lecturer, School of Design, University of Leeds
Chris McCann, Founder, Resilient World
Rupa Ganguli, CEO, Inclusive Trade
Alisa Voznaya, Senior Manager, Risk and Regulatory Transformation, KPMG
|7.30pm||Canapes, wine and networking|
For further information, please contact Naomi Colhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org