This event is now over and took place on Wed 22 Nov 2017



Event Summary

Is more responsible capitalism possible? The aim of this workshop is to strengthen our understanding of recent initiatives to formulate an agenda for Mission-led Businesses in the UK that will shape a more responsible capitalism, whether as certified B Corps or other corporate formats and practices. Many welcome the agenda to promote responsible capitalism, that rejects corporate excess, short-termism and exploitation. But some have reacted cautiously to the idea of Mission-led Business, not least because it still leaves questions unanswered.

What is the character of Mission-led Business, and what are its possibilities and challenges? The University of Bristol Law School and leading public benefit law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP (the first UK law firm to become a B Corp) invite participants to join a panel of specialists in the field to explore these questions.

Timings

1.00-1.40pm Light refreshments and registration

1.40-2.00pm Welcome and Introduction

David Hunter, Consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP and Research Fellow, University of Bristol Law School

2.00-3.15pm Panel session 1: Mission-led Business – character, context, challenges

Chair: Roseanne Russell, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School
Professor Charlotte Villiers, Professor of Company Law and Corporate Governance, University of Bristol Law School
Dan Gregory, Director of Policy, Social Enterprise UK
Nina Boeger, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School

3.15-3.30pm Tea and Coffee

3.30- 4.45pm Panel Session 2: Walking the talk – Mission-led Business in practice and companies of the future

Chair: Nina Boeger, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School
David Hunter, Consultant, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP and Research Fellow, University of Bristol Law School
Nick Davies, Founder, Neighbourly, Bristol
Kate Elliot, Senior Ethical Researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, Bristol

4.45-5.00pm Conclusions

5.00-6.00pm Reception

Cost

Free

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Venue

University of Bristol Law School, Lady Hale Moot Court Room, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HH

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