Dear PRME Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce a stimulating interactive PRME Midland event to ease us all into the next academic year and getting us back to our PRME mindset. Please do circulate in your own universities and also your local networks. The University of Northampton and its Centre for Sustainable Business Practices (CSBP) would like to invite you to our next regional PRME meeting, being held on Wednesday 8th September 2021, 10am to 12:30pm.
Theme: BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE
Programme: There will be two keynote panellists in what will be an interactive session:
Tom is a writer and consultant on responsible and sustainable business and the author of ‘The Company Citizen: Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community’ and ‘The Courage to Meddle: the Belief of Frances Perkins’. A former Member of Parliament (1997-2010) and a serial charity chair, his clients have included major businesses, councils, social enterprises and others. He’s a co-founder of the award-winning anti-poverty social enterprise, Fair for You, and co-author of a Taskforce report on ‘Business Schools and the Public Good’ for the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Tom is an advisor to the Centre for Responsible Business at Birmingham Business School and was recently a member of a BSI committee, creating BS8950 on social value.
David is co-Founder of Corporate Citizenship, a leading international CSR consultancy. He began working in corporate responsibility in 1980 with Levi Strauss & Co where he became Director of Special Programs working on ethics issues, and social and environmental responsibility. Since 1988 he has been a consultant on corporate social responsibility and managed the work that led to the founding of the London Benchmarking Group (LBG). Today it has become a global movement, recently changing its name to Businesses for Societal Impact. David is an Associate Fellow at Cranfield University. He wrote "Corporate Citizenship: Rationale and Strategies" for the Hitachi Foundation, and edited "Employees in the Community, A Global Force for Good" for the United Nations Volunteering Year. In 2019 he published “Corporate Citizenship: The Role of Companies as Citizens of the Modern World” and in 2021 “Companies for Good: Living with Modern Capitalism”. He is a director of ICRS, the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability.
The rest of the session will be used for interactive debate and group discussions, led by Adrian Pryce DL, one of our Associate Professors, who will chair the interactive debate as well as give a short overview of the University of Northampton’s approach to the PRME principles. Adrian is active in the local business arena as the CSR Ambassador for the Institute of Directors in the SE Midlands, a B Leader (a B Corp trained consultant) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS) chairing the ICRS Northants Hub which is hosted by CSBP. Formal invite can be found here
Please register for a place on Eventbrite by Thursday 2nd September to confirm your attendance.
The meeting will be hosted by the University of Northampton at:
Senate Building, Waterside Campus
The meeting will be face to face; however, those who are unable to travel to campus on the day will have the option to join remotely. Joining instructions will be sent a few days before the event.
The University has limited parking for visitors at:
Waterside Car Park 2 NN1 5PH – access from Bedford Road, opposite the Bell’s Volvo dealership
Visitor parking at Waterside can be booked by the University host or by the visitor and must be done at least 24 hours prior to arrival:
To book parking, complete the online form. The form requires submission of visitor details, vehicle registration, the University host details, the date and duration of the visit and details of any valid Blue Badge.
Payment is required on arrival for all visitors, except those with a valid Blue Badge. Please use the on-site payment machines (card only) or RingGo facility (24700).
If you are traveling by train, you can get to the Waterside campus by taxi, or bus. The map to the Campus are provided here.
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be available on Campus before and after the event, with hot and soft drinks and pastries available during the event.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new Waterside Campus – and will be happy to show you around if you have time
Warm regards & best wishes, PRME Midland Network