Leading Ethical Companies Gather at London Business School to Discuss ‘Sustainable’ Careers
London – London Business School, in conjunction with KPMG, UnLtd, Net Impact, and Ethical Corporation, hosts a 1-day conference this Wednesday, April 26, focusing on what makes a sustainable business work.
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, kicks off a day of discussion and networking for business students, alumni and business people who recognize that a successful business needs to harness the motivational power of values.
At ‘Sustainable Careers’ longstanding ethical businesses like The Body Shop and Café Direct and relative newcomers like Belu and Generation Investment Management will let attendees learn firsthand about what it takes to make a sustainable business work.
The event will be asking the questions:
How will business need to change to accommodate sustainability pressures – social, environmental and economic – in a globalised society?
How can business leaders take advantage of the opportunities thrown up by these trends?
What sort of skill sets are needed to sustain the competitive workforces of the future – from the financial and management professionals in London, Tokyo and New York through to the call-centre operator or production-line worker in the emerging economies?
What sort of conditions of employment, entrepreneurial opportunities, respect for the individual, and work-life balance will be demanded by this same workforce?
Laura Tyson, Dean of London Business School, commenting on the event said:
‘Students are increasingly looking for opportunities not only to generate profit for themselves and their companies, but a career path which allows them to use their business training to answer some of the wider challenges facing the world in the 21st Century.’
Companies and organizations which are tackling these issues today will be at the event to discuss current and potential projects and meet with students looking for internships and career opportunities.