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Louder Than Words The B Corp Festival Sep 10 - 11. Oxford, UK Agenda Buy Tickets
Louder Than Words The B Corp Festival Sep 10 - 11. Oxford, UK.
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Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change

Hosted by: COOK Leading the change Audience Size: 100 + View map Buy Tickets View full agenda

What to expect?

Over 10 years as a B Corp, we’ve learned a lot at COOK about harnessing the power of relationships to create a bigger impact. The biggest wins are seldom (if ever) ours alone. They come from connecting powerfully with others around a shared vision and figuring out how we can all bring our unique gifts, resources and know-how to tackling a problem. This is where the real spirit of community lives. And from where the biggest opportunities for change emerge.

Whether it’s the people within our business, our suppliers, collaborators, even our customers — if we’ve got big ambitions (and we do!), then we need to nourish Big Relationships.

In this workshop we’ll take you through our simple model for Big Relationships and how you can apply it to your own team, challenge or opportunity and deliver meaningful change. Be ready to explore together how we can collectively deliver an even bigger impact by nourishing Bigger Relationships.

Why join this session?

If we want to go far, go together … So much of our potential as changemakers is tied up in our ability to nurture productive relationships with others. Yet we’re seldom given permission to put human connection first. At COOK we’ve created a £120m business and an award-winning workplace community of nearly 2,000 people by prioritising relationships. We’ve come to understand how everything – EVERYTHING – comes down to how we are together. As author EM Forster put it: Only Connect.

What are the key outcomes?

We intend everyone to go away feeling uplifted and inspired to focus more intentionally on Big Relationships. With an understanding of COOK’s Big Relationships model and examples of how it’s been used to create community and deliver impact. And, having started to explore how Big Relationships thinking can be applied to your own team, challenge, or opportunity to deliver positive change. Oh, and having made at least one new relationship in the room.

Capacity

120 spaces available

Session hosted by

James Rutter, Rosie Brown, Andy Stephens & Sophie Bowen

This session is being run multiple times. To help plan your agenda, these times are 14:00, 15:10 and 16:20 on Tuesday

Location

ST ANNE'S COLLEGEOX2 6HS
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Time Name Hosted by Theme Audience Size
Tue, Sep 10
10:30 - 12:30 Morning session live and streamed from The New Theatre Leading the changeNow, togetherRegenerative futures 100 +
14:00 - 14:40 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
14:00 - 14:40 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Panel: Telling your sustainability story with influence and integrity The Guardian Leading the change 100 +
14:00 - 14:40 Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
14:00 - 14:40 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
14:10 - 14:40 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
15:10 - 15:50 Empowering Change: Examples of Advocacy from the Better Business Act Coalition B Lab UK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
15:10 - 15:50 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
16:00 - 17:00 AI and the Global Majority (intersectionality) debate – is what we’re implementing really for good? New Ways Leading the change 100 +
16:15 - 17:00 Salmon Nation: Help protect wild salmon. How Patagonia is partnering with grassroots organisations to end open pen fish farming. Patagonia Leading the change 100 +
16:20 - 17:00 Actions not words: Driving change for a better business Bates Wells Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 Can big business really change for good? B Lab UK Leading the change 100 +
16:20 - 17:00 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
16:20 - 17:00 Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
16:20 - 17:00 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
16:20 - 17:00 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
Wed, Sep 11
10:00 - 12:00 Morning session live and streamed from The New Theatre Leading the changeNow, togetherRegenerative futures 100 +
13:30 - 14:10 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 Building brave B Corp boards with The Good Board The Good Board Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:30 Conscious Inclusion and the risk of leaving your brain on autopilot Compelling Culture Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
13:30 - 14:10 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Culture Jenga: Building a Foundation with Company Values Junxion Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
14:40 - 15:20 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 What is a regenerative business? A co-creation workshop Forster Communications Leading the change 100 +
15:30 - 14:30 Conscious Inclusion and the risk of leaving your brain on autopilot Compelling Culture Leading the change Up to 35
15:30 - 16:30 The Perils of Perfectionism: Greenwashing, Greenhushing, or genuine change? The Collective Dairy Leading the change 36 - 100
15:50 - 16:30 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
15:50 - 16:30 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 What is a regenerative business? A co-creation workshop Forster Communications Leading the change 100 +
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