Join Grant Hayward of OSEP, Lucy Walker, Blake Morgan and other local businesses in this, our second, Better Business Ecosystem Roundtable at B4.
Increasingly, companies recognise that business success is more than just making profit, and the essential ingredients demand that businesses operate in new and evolving ways. It is vital for companies to have positive impacts on society and the environment, as well as the economy. People want to work for, buy from, supply to, and increasingly, invest in, businesses that operate in these ways. But how do business leaders achieve this? This isn’t about philanthropy, “giving back”, or just “doing some nice things” on the side. This is about creative, innovative and evolving business models.
The B4 Better Business Ecosystem is a great opportunity to meet and engage with like-minded local businesses to learn and share, and this roundtable is an ideal face to face forum to explore ways in which companies can, and are, doing “Better Business”.
After 30 years in the corporate world trading commodity products, Grant operates in a world surrounded by inspirational people and organisations and has truly found his place supporting and encouraging business as a force for good to make society and the world a far better place. Grant draws upon his extensive corporate career and voluntary sector experience. He has been supporting Richard and the B4 team for a number of years to embrace the shift and “awakening” within the business community to the opportunities and benefits of becoming more purposeful.
Grant has trained with the B Corp movement and is a “B Leader”, having championed the movement even before it launched in the UK. He is also Co-Chair of one of the first “B Local” groups to be established in the UK, here in Oxfordshire.Grant focuses almost all of his efforts through OSEP, a community Interest company, which has established itself across Oxfordshire to provide support for impactful businesses and also works closely with other key stakeholders across sectors in the county including OxLEP, the universities, local authorities and voluntary sector support organisations to help ensure the strong local economy we enjoy is even more inclusive and one that works for everyone.
Event is strictly limited to 15 guests.
B reakfast will be provided for this event.