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Redefining Social Responsibility : Does CSR need CPR?
Posted by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle on 13 Apr 2017
Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle would like to invite individuals or groups from first and third sector organisations to join in the conversation at our inaugural CSR conference on Thursday 27 April.
The day will consist of leading academics and first and third sector organisations examining the challenges CSR is currently facing in a globalising world.
Featured speakers will include:
Dr Alex Hope, Senior Lecturer in Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University who will consider the requirement for organisations to move from CSR towards the notion of “Shared Value”.
Jane Hogan, St. Oswalds Hospice Project Lead Great North Snowdogs and Kerry Leng, Marketing Manager at Nexus, who will discuss the popular Snowdogs project that spanned the whole of the North-east region, bringing a new meaning to “mass participation” through involving multiple stakeholders from numerous different fields in the project which celebrated Tyne and Wears’ culture and creativity. Jane will also be running a session to discuss the need for charities to demonstrate a clear return on investment regarding CSR activity.
Other speakers include Ian Dougall, who runs VODA’s Sector Connector project, who will be talking about his experiences of helping to broker meaningful relationships between the business community and the voluntary sector in North Tyneside, Chris Hook, an Associate Solicitor at Hempsons in Newcastle who specialises in charity and social enterprise and Leigh Venus and Nicole Abbott from Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle and will discuss how CSR in Action can support the work of charities, highlighting the different ways that CSR can impact at a local level within communities.
With consumers becoming more aware of the need for companies to address social and environmental issues rather than just generating profits, the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be at the forefront of every organisation’s thinking and planning for the future.
Throughout the event, there will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to speak to, and ask questions of, the speakers and to network and engage in meaningful conversation enabling them to create links with potential future partners.