Business As A Power For Good

Lancashire County Council and Boost Business Lancashire are sponsoring a fantastic event for business owners and leaders across Lancashire, which I hope you will save the date for.It is an event for Lancashire business owners to redefine their role in staff wellbeing, community involvement and supporting the planet. Learn how focusing on these three elements (the triple bottom line) can give you more resilience, higher growth and show you how you can make a difference to the Lancashire economy. 

Places are going to be limited and you can register here to secure your place: 

One of the key speakers is Paul Hargreaves, Founder and Chief Executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd, the leading food wholesaler and author of The Fourth Bottom Line and Force for Good. Paul is an ambassador for the B Corp movement in the UK.

Alongside Lancashire County Council and Boost Business Lancashire, supporting this event are:

  • Access to Finance
  • Better Business Network
  • Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, Lancaster University
  • Chamber Low Carbon
  • Community and Business Partners 
  • Marketing Lancashire
  • UCLAN's McCaW Project
  • Wellbeing Lancashire 

Places are going to be limited and you can register here to secure your place: 

Why you don't want to miss this event:

June 2022 sees the mandatory scoring of social value within public procurement contracts, meaning companies must refer to the improvements made to the social, economy and environmental wellbeing of a local area when tendering to promote sustainable and ethical procurement practices. 

The Better Business Act is gaining support and is based on the premise that the 'triple bottom line' approach to business is the only solid foundation for a sustainable economy. A triple bottom line would require the business to be operated not just for the benefit of its members, but also wider society and the environment.

B Corp is one of the fastest growing business movement and those companies who have gone through the B Corp process and made a formal commitment to doing good for the environment and the communities around them are reaping the benefits. 

64% of young people said they wouldn't work for a company that doesn't have strong environmental and social commitments.

One in three consumers have stopped buying certain brands or products because they are worried about the environmental and ethical impact of doing so.