Responsible Business

Businesses have a responsibility to their communities, to be supportive and at the very least not actively cause harm. Here you will find content relating to businesses being a Force for Good, supporting charities and their local communities.

Day of the African Child 2021

2021’s Day of the African Child celebrations on 16th June – while still limited due to local Coronavirus restrictions – were more widespread among our partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe than than they were in Covid-hit 2020. In our blog post from last June, we explained the background to the annual event, yet… Read More »

Mollified by shiny things

Well, we all do it.

Saxophone Player on Sofa

Interdependence Day

We are all more interdependent than we thought.

The Oxford Living Wage

On this episode of The Business Brunch, we are joined by guests Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, Carmel Conway, Economic Projects Officer at Oxford City Council, Matt Peachey, Economic Development Manager for Oxford City Council, Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Emily Scaysbrook of Hoyle’s Of Oxford and B4’s CEO, Richard Rosser as they discuss the benefits of the Oxford Living Wage.

What Is a B Corp?

What is a B Corp?

On this Business Brunch our guests Grant Hayward from Collaborent, Helen Denny from The Myers-Briggs Company, and Kate Sandle from B Corp UK, discuss the B Corp movement, how B Corps operates, and why it’s both good for them and for a better world.

A tale of optimism, woe and optimism (again)

Back in 1998/99 I had worked out that the way an organisation or business CONDUCTED itself was the central driving outcome for business and brand strategic thinking. I’d even given my thoughts a name – uncreatively, I called it CONDUCT.

The Real Meaning Of Business

The Real Meaning of Business

Business has always evolved, but it is now changing like never before, accelerating over recent years and fuelled even more by the extraordinary events of the past year. So, what are these changes, why are they happening and what now is the real meaning of business? Some will say it’s to generate profit or wealth. But that’s just one result and not the main reason for many.

Oxford Community Action

Why should a white guy care about diversity? And what can he do if he does?

I grew up feeling like a bit of an outsider. I have carried that with me throughout life, and always tried to think about who isn’t here, or who we aren’t talking about or including. That can be a challenging question, but I think it’s an important one for all organisations and people to think about.

 
B4 Community Building Day

B4 Community Building Day

It’s B4 Community Building Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

B4 Responsible Business Day

B4 Responsible Business Day

It’s Responsible Business Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

 
What's The Point Of Purpose?

What’s the point of purpose?

And what does it mean for people in business and profit? We asked some B4 members to share their understanding of what this means to them, their businesses and the world today.