Bosses urged to take their social responsibility seriously [Liverpool Echo (England)]
(Liverpool Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CORPORATE Social Responsibility (CSR) is top of the agenda at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 today as speakers from across the UK gather to encourage business owners to improve their social thinking. Held at The IFB Hub at No 1 Mann Island, Time for Plan C: Doing Business Differently Together, aims to encourage companies to broaden their social conscience. It will provide guests with the chance to learn about more effective use of CSR budgets, and create new opportunities for supply chains for the private sector.
The event will be hosted by the Social Enterprise Network and will also look to improve business's social values, grow the economy of social enterprise across the region, and raise the profile of social enterprise and CSR. It will explore three key themes including Creating, to provide insight into setting up a social business; Committing, a guide to working with social businesses; and Collaboration, a guide to franchising. David Skews, of leading St Helens-based company EDP, said: "CSR engagement really does benefit the bottom line.
Implementing a strategy for positive impact on relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and the wider community has resulted in dramatically increased profits for our business."
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