April 22, 2015, by Charlotte Anscombe

Showing the rest how it’s done – Nottingham gets involved in Responsible Business Week

On Thursday 23 April the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) and Nottingham University Business School will be showing how companies can be responsible employers. The University partners will be hosting ‘Wellness in the Workplace’ in partnership with Business in the Community.

This is the first time that the University has hosted this major national event. The event, which is part of Responsible Business Week, is an opportunity for businesses, non-profits, and academics to come together to promote progress on wellness strategies in business, to raise challenges and to share new ideas with other organisations.

One of the event organisers, Mr Paul Caulfield, who is an Assistant Professor in the Business School, said: “Responsible Business Week is something the University gets involved with every year. We are Members of Business in the Community, so we are active in promoting the initiative. This is the first time we have hosted a national event though, so we are very excited.”

The University has a strong background in sustainability and the ICCSR, which has been running for over 12 years now is one of the leading centres in Corporate Social Responsibility, it this event sits very well within the school’s and University’s objectives.

“Through the event we will aim to promote wellness in the workplace  and the critical question we are asking is ‘how can employers better support their employees? There are two main themes, mental health and getting rid of the taboo of mental health in the workplace and supporting employees with cancer.” To find out more, or to register for the event, visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ICCSR/events.php?e=127

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