Our purpose

We support SMEs to be a force for good. Through workshops, masterclasses 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?

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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.

Ambassadors

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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.

Governance

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Angela Miller
Operations Officer
Grace Shotbolt
Communications Manager
Gul-Reza Tareen
Systems & Production Officer
Laura McCullough
Net Zero Programme Manager
Louise Clifton
Stakeholder Manager
Maggie Berry OBE
Director
Natalie Tickle
Head of Programmes
Sophie Medd
Head of External Engagement and Business Development
Andreas H Luginbuehl
IB Operating Officer CEEEMEA / Head of the UK Chief Executive Office 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
Ian Caswell
Chief Executive Officer Sapphire Systems
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
Paul Plewman
CEO EMEA & Head of CGM EMEA Macquarie Group
Peter Harrison
Group Chief Executive Schroders
Susan Bright
Regional Managing Partner - UK and Africa Hogan Lovells
Sushil Saluja
Chair Heart of the City
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London
Alderman Vincent Keaveny Co-President
Tiina Lee
CEO, UKI Deutsche Bank
Tom Heylen
London Managing Partner DLA Piper UK
Zahir Bokhari
London Senior Partner & Vice Chairman Deloitte
Carmen Whitelock
Head of Digital Marketing Schroders
Fiona Clark
Practice Director David Miller Architects
Keith Bottomley
Deputy Policy Chairman City of London Corporation
Martin Powell
Head of Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives Siemens Financial Services
Nick Turner
Founder and Managing Partner Stratforma
Rachel Engel
Associate Director Macquarie Group Foundation, EMEA
Rob Elder
Agent for Greater London Bank of England
Sushil Saluja
Chair Heart of the City
With thanks to Nurole
For their support in advertising and recruiting new trustees
Anish Shah
Vice President of EMEA Community Affairs Morgan Stanley
Charles Joly
Director of Responsible Business Herbert Smith Freehills
Jan Phayre
Head of ESG and Responsible Business Sapphire Systems
Kate Hursthouse
Senior Manager, Responsible Business Slaughter and May
Nimi Gabrie
Associate Formation Architects
Sam McCarthy
Head of Sustainability Nando's
Tom Beagent
Director, Sustainability and Climate Change PwC

Our values

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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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