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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.
Audience Size: 100 + View map Buy Tickets View full agenda

Can big business really change for good?

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

What to expect?

If we are to achieve our vision of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy, we will need big business to change. But what is the best way to affect it? And can it really happen from within? In this provocative session we’ll dive into the complexity and hear from speakers on all sides of the issue to explore:

  • What’s the right balance of culture and legislation to create the change we want to see?
  • How does stakeholder governance work at scale? What have its proponents learned about influencing boards?
  • What’s the role of  B Corp Certification in driving improvement in larger businesses?
  • Big learnings from small companies: can subsidiaries influence their parent companies?

Why join this session?

This session is perfect for anyone hoping to work within or without to influence larger business change (e.g. sustainability managers and leads) Founders & CEOs considering acquisition as a route to growth.

What are the key outcomes?

  • New strategies for influencing boards & decision makers at larger businesses
  • Greater advocacy for the role of different kinds of businesses in the B Corp movement
  • Practical exploration of the ways to influence change at bigger businesses from within and without

Capacity

110 spaces available

Session hosted by

Chris Turner

Location

OXFORD MATHEMATICSOX2 6GG
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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 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK 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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