CSR has been and is interpreted in many ways with differing organisational importance and values, from occasional volunteering to something that is embedded within an organisation’s DNA and culture.

Defining CSR

Emergence of CSR thinking over the years has blurred boundaries of Corporate Social Resilience, Corporate Sustainable Responsibility and even Carbon Social Responsibility. But in its scope and spectrum lies its strength: with no size fitting all, an organization’s CSR policy and strategy is of utmost importance.

In many ways it defines the organisation.

(Martin Brown writing on CSRWire)

Our next series is, aimed at “Building CSR” and features, among others, presentations from Bob Simpson from Asda with the supermarket giants emerging thinking on Global sustainability. We will also feature Paul Connell from Energy giants Eon with an insight into their CSR Strategy and will finish the series off with our usual exciting, interactive Half-day Conference.

To book a place on the series, please visit our Online Store. For any other queries email the CKE team at ckeevents@leedsmet.ac.uk

Green Vision at Leeds Metropolitan University is an open Knowledge Exchange Network focusing its 2012 networking series on Cutting Costs and carbon, to drive the Sustainable Building and Asset Management agenda and help shape government thinking.

Building CSR: Emerging CSR Trends, Thursday 14th June

CSR…it’s just a PR tag right..? Wrong.

The Construction Sector has key responsibilities to undertake re CSR and this isn’t something that’s going away. So come together and get to the bottom of what you could be doing, should be doing, and how it can all start to happen.

Demands from government, community and consumer groups for products and services to be ‘socially responsible’ means you need to have a plan. Join us to hear three perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Martin Brown presenting CSR emerging themes on the national and global landscape.
Paul Connell providing E-on’s Energy and Utility perspective.
Bob Simpson from Asda on the client’s expectations of a CSR agenda from contractors and how it can be a determining factor between securing a contract… or not.

You know Green Vision is all about lively discussions, full of debate and knowledge sharing, Join us for what promises to be another great event.

Date: Thursday 14rd June 2012, 17:30-19:30
Venue: Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, LS2 9EN
Event Programme: CSR Strategies
18.00 Chair Welcome
18:15 Martin Brown, Fairsnape
18:30 Paul Connell, E-on
19:00 Bob Simpson, ASDA
19:15 Question Panel
19.45 Close

#GVischat CSR Tweetchat 18th June-  our next Green Vision tweetchat exploring Construction CSR using the #GVisChat hashtag