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How green is your business? Wildlife Trust and Saïd Business School event set to improve approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Monday 8th January 2018

Improving Approaches to Corporate Social ResponsibilitySilver-washed fritillary. Credit Andy Fairbairn

On Thursday 25 January, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is hosting Turning Over a New Leaf – Improving Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility in 2018 an innovative networking event at the Saïd Business School, Egrove Park, Oxford to give local businesses new ways of meeting their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets.

Come along to find out more from global leaders in CSR, including Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer, and Simon Eves, Head of Sustainability at Panasonic UK.

The Wildlife Trust’s Director of External Affairs, Tom Beckett, gives a preview: “A healthy natural environment is fundamental to all our lives and businesses. Clean water, natural flood defences, carbon sequestration, good air quality, healthy soils producing nourishing food, a sustainable supply of raw materials and beautiful places to live and work, are all benefits from nature that is in decline."

Book now for Turning Over a New Leaf – Improving Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility in 2018 a free networking event for enthusiastic people who value ethical and environmental issues and are keen to offset their impacts on the local natural environments by creating effective CSR programmes.

The Saïd Business School leads the way with its interdisciplinary approach to the issues of responsible business. This event offers local companies a unique opportunity to find out how they can make good decisions about offsetting their business impacts on society and the environment, and ensuring our local economy is sustained and sustainable.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is the largest of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK and looks after 88 nature reserves, many of them just a few miles from business parks, industrial areas and universities.

Tom Beckett makes the links between a healthy workforce and healthy nature: “Just spending time in natural environments can improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing and can really improve productivity. It’s all part of doing business responsibly.”

The Wildlife Trust works with landowners, local authorities and companies to restore and create local wildlife habitats; and many local businesses encourage their employees to take part in fun and health-giving natural conservation work with the Trust.

Leading Oxfordshire-based businesses including the Milton Park-based publisher Taylor and Francis, are already Investors in Wildlife: “We want our employees to see our commitment to the local environment and to give them the opportunity to do something practical. BBOWT is a perfect fit - they are local, flexible and have a great team to help us to do various activities which support their cause. We would recommend any business to set up a relationship with BBOWT.”

Investors in Wildlife is the Wildlife Trust's corporate supporters' programme where we work with companies to restore and create local wildlife habitats. Send an email to Richard Woods, corporate development officer to find out how your company can become an Investor in Wildlife.