Workshop: 'Mission-led Business: Towards responsible capitalism?'

22 November 2017, 1.00 PM - 22 November 2017, 6.00 PM

The Lady Hale Moot Court Room, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HH

The aim of this workshop is to strengthen our understanding of recent initiatives to formulate an agenda for Mission-led Businesses in the UK that will shape a more responsible capitalism, whether as certified B Corps or other corporate formats and practices. Many welcome the agenda to promote responsible capitalism, that rejects corporate excess, short-termism and exploitation. But some have reacted cautiously to the idea of Mission-led Business, not least because it still leaves questions unanswered.

What is the character of Mission-led Business, and what are its possibilities and challenges? The University of Bristol Law School and leading public benefit law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP (the first UK law firm to become a B Corp) invite participants to join a panel of specialists in the field to explore these questions.

Workshop Programme 

1.00-1.40pm: Light refreshments and registration

1.40-2.00pm: Welcome and Introduction

David Hunter, Consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP and Research Fellow, University of Bristol Law School

2.00-3.15pm: Panel session 1: Mission-led Business – character, context, challenges

Chair: Roseanne Russell, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School
Professor Charlotte Villiers, Professor of Company Law and Corporate Governance, University of Bristol Law School
Dan Gregory, Director of Policy, Social Enterprise UK
Nina Boeger, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School

3.15-3.30pm: Tea and Coffee

3.30- 4.45pm: Panel Session 2: Walking the talk – Mission-led Business in practice and companies of the future

Chair: Nina Boeger, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School
David Hunter, Consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP and Research Fellow, University of Bristol Law School
Steve Fuller, The House
Kate Elliot, Senior Ethical Researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments

4.45-5.00pm: Conclusions

5.00-6.00pm: Reception

Contact information

Places are free but may be limited. To secure a place please register through Eventbrite.

 

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