Our purpose

We support SMEs to be a force for good. Through workshops, one-to-one support and expert mentoring, we help you take your first steps towards making responsible business a meaningful part of your work. Our foundation programme will help you look at how your business can support your local community, reduce your environmental impact, build a more diverse workforce and look after your employees’ wellbeing – and we’ll help you put it all into a strategy that’ll help your business succeed!

What is responsible business?


Call it responsible business, corporate social responsibility, purpose or social impact. Some companies make central to their work a positive impact on people, places and the planet. Businesses might do this by supporting local charities, developing more ethical products and services, reducing their environmental impact and/or embracing wellbeing and diversity in their workforce. The potential actions a company can take are many and varied. But underlying them all is a commitment to be a responsible business that sits at the core of what a company does and how it does it.



We’re supported by responsible business professionals from a wide range of big businesses. These ambassadors provide their responsible business expertise by hosting events, speaking at our workshops, writing resources and mentoring our members.


Andy Melia
Angela Miller
Operations Manager
Katie Rogers
Programmes Coordinator
Kimberley Brockbank
Marketing and Communications Manager
Maria Andaya
Events Apprentice
Nadia Forde
Programme Delivery Lead
Olivia Beecham
Responsible Business Programme Manager
Stephen Hellens
Responsible Business UX Manager
Aedamar Comiskey
Senior Partner and Chair Linklaters
Andreas H Luginbuehl
Managing Director, Chief of Staff to the President EMEA, Head Non-Core & Legacy and UK CEO UBS Group AG
Andrew Bailey, Co-President
Governor Bank of England
Chris Hayward
Policy Chairman City of London Corporation
Dame Sarah Mullally
Bishop of London Church of England
Georgia Dawson
Senior Partner Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Giles Shilson
Chair of the Board Bridge House Estates
Jo Goddard
Founder & Director Green & Good Consulting
Laura Hinton
Chief People Officer PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lord Clement-Jones
Chairman Queen Mary University of London
Melissa Fogarty
Joint Head of Corporate London Partner Clifford Chance
Michael Davison
Deputy CEO Hogan Lovells
Nicola Atkinson
Chief Operating Officer UK & Ireland Deutsche Bank
Paul Plewman
CEO EMEA & Head of CGM EMEA Macquarie Group
Prem Goyal OBE
Advisor Hinduja Group
Sushil Saluja
Chair Heart of the City
The Lord Mayor of the City of London
Professor Michael Mainelli Co-President
Tom Heylen
London Managing Partner DLA Piper UK
Zahir Bokhari
London Senior Partner & Vice Chairman Deloitte
Carmen Whitelock
Digital Marketing Lead Cynergy Bank
Fiona Clark
Practice Director David Miller Architects
Joanne Filbin
Co-Founder Globacap
Kate Neale
Climate Action Director City of London Corporation
Martin Powell
Group Sustainability Director AXA
Nick Turner
Founder and Managing Partner Stratforma
Paul Singh
Lead Member for SMEs City of London Corporation
Rob Elder
Agent for Greater London Bank of England
Sushil Saluja
Chair Heart of the City
Suzanne Scatliffe
Global Sustainability Director AXA XL
Taraneh Farzaneh
Director of Group Government Relations Barclays
Anna Farquharson
Head of Social Value ISS Facility Services
Charles Joly
Associate Director of Responsible Business The Wellcome Trust
Emma Cooke
Director of Responsible Business Herbert Smith Freehills
Jan Phayre
ESG Manager Telefonica Tech
Nimi Gabrie
Associate Formation Architects
Sam McCarthy
Head of Sustainability Nando's
Tom Beagent
Director, Sustainability and Climate Change PwC

Our values


We’re a small, friendly team. We have a flexible approach to guiding our SMEs through our programmes, and our events are welcoming and encouraging.

We forge good connections, sharing the experiences of our SMEs and ambassadors to give everyone the opportunity to have a positive impact. We’re committed to bringing great programmes to our community – we actively seek feedback and run our own responsible business programme to practice what we preach.

We’re ambitious. We adapt our services to reach new industries and we challenge ourselves to keep our programme relevant to companies and their changing needs.

We’re practical. We make sure our SMEs always leave our events with ideas they can put into action and our support is grounded in the real work and experiences of our community.

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We currently have no open vacancies.

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