March 31, 2015, by ICCSR

How we’re doing our bit for Responsible Business Week

This year’s UK-wide Responsible Business Week runs from 20-26 April, and as part of our contribution the ICCSR is running a Wellness in the Workplace event for companies, non-profits and academics to come together to look at the progress being made on wellness strategies in business.

The free all-day event, which we’re hosting on 23 April in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School, has been set up in partnership with Business in the Community (BitC), which has helped us source contributors from various businesses. Keynote speakers include Professor Stephen Bevan, Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation (part of Lancaster University) and Jenny Ritchie-Campbell, Director Service Strategy and Innovation at Macmillan. They will be supported by Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind, Kay Forsythe, Partner, Deloitte, Marc Donovan, Head of Healthcare HR, Boots UK, John Binns, Wellbeing Advisor to Deloitte with contributions from our own Wendy Chapple and Justin Waring.

Responsible Business Week is run by BitC as an annual opportunity for companies to demonstrate the positive impacts they have on society, but also to learn new things and to share ideas with other organisations – such as ourselves – so that they can do even more.

If you want to get involved you can express your interest here or tweet what you’re doing with the hashtag #RBWeek

For further details of our own event, which will include panel sessions and an enticing presentation on the subject : ‘Is you boss dangerous to your health?’, click here – but please note that registration is essential to secure your place, so sign up as soon as possible at that link.

You can also find information about other Responsible Business Week events being held around Britain at Among the more unusual of the dozens of scheduled happenings is a breakfast inside Brixton prison in London to discuss how businesses can increase access to employment for ex-offenders.

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