INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: 11:00-14:00, 15 April 2013
VENUE: The KYOCERA Technology Suite, 41A Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH
This event is hosted and produced by Be Inspired Films, Kyocera Document Solutions and Responsible 100 and is part of Responsible Business Week.
Many of the world’s leading businesses invest considerable resources in demonstrating their CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility. The terms used vary considerably. Some businesses prefer ‘corporate responsibility’, ‘corporate conscience’, ‘corporate citizenship’, ‘social performance’, ‘sustainability’ or even ‘future-proofing’ over CSR.
While different terminology may indicate varied approaches or emphasis, core CSR principles are that a business voluntarily commits to embracing responsibility for its actions and to impacting positively on the environment, on society and on consumers, employees and other stakeholders.
However, critics point to the role of business in exacerbating the enormous challenges we face, such as the scarcity of natural resources, an increasingly imperilled environment, faltering prosperity and a widening wealth gap between the winners and the losers.
Further, despite the increasing prominence of CSR, corporate fraud and scandal remain commonplace and public trust in business is at an all time low.
So where do we go from here? This expert panel will discuss and debate whether CSR is fit for purpose or whether a fundamental change in expectations and duties on business is now required, followed by questions from the delegates.