Good for Business or Business for Good?

Organiser: River in the City & Architype Studio
Location: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Conference Centre

Can business deliver a better and fairer society?

The events are all focused on the theme of economic fairness and the challenges to business in helping to create a more equitable and sustainable society. Key speakers will include: Joe Anderson (Mayor of Liverpool),Claire Dove OBE (CEO Blackburne House), Phillip Blond (ResPublica),Sophie Tranchell (MD Divine Chocolate) Dawn Gibbins MBE, Peter Holbrook (CEO Social Enterprise UK), Professor Andrew Weeks, Farhad Ahmed MEDS), Phil Knibb (Communiversity), Jenny Stewart (CEO Liverpool Chamber of Commerce), Cllr Frank Hont and Shaun Doran (CEO FRC Group).

In the morning the Liverpool Fairness Commission will be reporting on its progress in key areas of policy and outlining future challenges and priorities. The afternoon session will include themed break-out sessions exploring the wider social and moral responsibilities of business in today's economy.

The day begins with a City Leaders Breakfast on the theme of Virtuous Enterprise with keynote speaker Phillip Blond, the Liverpool-born writer and director of the thinktank ResPublica.

City Leaders Breakfast

8am – 9.30am: Virtuous Enterprise? – Phillip Blond

The Liverpool Fairness Summit

10am – 12am: Plenary – Making Liverpool an exemplar city for a fair and sustainable economy

12am – 1pm: Breakouts

– Time to say Good Buy? – How can public and private sector bodies best use the Social Value Act and procurement to create greater social good and fairer outcomes for all?

– Love Thy Neighbourhood – What role can business and entrepreneurialism play in changing the dynamics of our most deprived neighbourhoods and tackling inequality?

1pm – 2pm: Lunch

2pm-3pm: Breakouts

– Values Added – What are the wider social and ethical responsibilities of business and how can it be a force for good locally and globally?

– In Good Faith – Are religious ideas and values relevant in today's world of business?

3pm – 4pm: Plenary and Panel Q&A

To book for the City Leaders Breakfast at a cost of £15 click here

To book for the conference, which is free, click here

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