Local Corporate Social Responsibility conference
25 November, 2002

The New Challenge to Local Partnerships:

Local Corporate Social Responsibility’

One day national conference

Thistle Hotel Victoria, London SW1, Tuesday 3 December

Keynote speaker:

Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State, DTI

With strategic partnering now core to local authority delivery and governance, new imperatives are being created. Private and voluntary sector partners are increasingly expected to be accountable and socially responsible, while local authorities are expected to ensure they remain so. But what does this all mean in practice?

Hosted by the New Local Government Network, this one day event aims to share practical ideas and anticipate the future of local Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Among others, the conference will hear from the minister responsible, Stephen Timms MP, who will outline the Government’s vision of ensuring CSR is central to its long-term aims to build strong and sustainable communities.

Plenary and workshop topics include:

  • Is local social responsibility good for business?
  • Socially responsible business and community regeneration.
  • How can Local Authorities ensure partners are socially responsible?
  • Designing procurement to ensure socially responsible partners.
  • Business models for corporate engagements with Local Authorities.
  • Local CSR: the role of the voluntary sector.
  • Local CSR: the role of small and medium enterprises.

Other speakers include:

Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN; Julia Cleverdon, Chief Executive, Business in the Community; Simon Zadek, Chief Executive, AccountAbility– The Institute of Social & Ethical Accountability; Cllr Dame Sally Powell, LB Hammersmith & Fulham; Lucy Neville Rolfe, Director of Corporate Affairs, Tesco; Andy Snowden, Director of Corporate Affairs, Middlesbrough Council; Graham Burgess, Executive Director, Regeneration & Technical, Blackburn with Darwen Council; Justine Bentham, Head of Volunteering, KPMG; Ben Cooper, Policy Officer, NCVO; Michael Littlechild, Chief Executive, Good Corporation.

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