Good Business Forum

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Date: 12/10/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: WSP, The Mailbox, Wharfside St

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General Price:

All prices exclude VAT

Member Price: Free

Future Faces Members: £15.00

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Profit with purpose, Environmental & Social Governance (ESG), Social Value, CSR. From climate change to attracting and retaining a new more socially minded generation of employees - recent events have brought exploring and articulating businesses’ wider role in society up many board and exec agendas.

This quarterly forum for GBCC members explores how businesses are tackling this subject and why: the tangible business benefits to doing so. Each event sees a panel of; a business case study, a professional advisor and a representative from the public or third sector sharing their insights and perspectives before a series of roundtable discussions.

Attend For: 

      • Insight into approaches to ESG, CSR and Social value
      • Opportunities to learn from and share with your peers
      • Broaden your network of likeminded businesses
      • Practical tips that you can apply in your organisation

Aimed At: 

      • Board members, leaders and managers looking to learn about and/or share their insights on this agenda
      • Individuals interested in informing their organisation’s approach to this agenda


Feedback from our 2022 series showed 86% of delegates learned something new at a Good Business Forum that they could directly apply in their organisation or role and 93% made new contacts.



Emily Binning, Director of Corporate ESG, WSP

Faith Walker, Commercial Director at FLR Group, a leading flooring contractor known for excellence and innovation in the industry.

In 1994, Faith made the move to FLR Group, and she has been instrumental in transforming the company's commercial landscape ever since. As a key member of the senior management team, her responsibilities are broad and multifaceted. Faith oversees the development of FLR Group's sales and marketing strategy.

Furthermore, Faith plays a crucial role in ensuring that FLR Group remains at the forefront of industry standards and practices. Under Faith's guidance, FLR Group has enjoyed sustained growth and profitability and remains a leader and innovator in the flooring industry.

Professor Monder Ram OBE DL, Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Aston University

Professor Monder Ram OBE is the Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University. One of the foremost international scholars researching ethnic minority entrepreneurship, Prof Monder Ram’s work has helped to shape the field over the past 3 decades. From his considerable research output to the founding of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Prof Ram has become established as a leading scholar and impactful researcher. His commitment to engaged scholarship has resulted in several social science inspired initiatives that have benefited diverse and overlooked communities. His research outputs are complemented by a lengthy record of external research funding awards from prestigious sources such as ESRC, NERC and Low Pay Commission as well as from national and regional public bodies. Prof. Ram has held visiting Professorships at Lund University and Turku University in Finland. He serves as an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for BAME Business Owners and is a member of the Ethnic Minority Business Group at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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