Chamber Event details
Thursday 23 August
How your business interacts with the environment around it, be that through local training schemes for young people or having robust recycling policies in place to address global concerns, is fundamental to its success.
Corporate social responsibility is no longer a ‘nice thing to do’ that can be ticked off with an annual coffee morning (although those are nice) but of strategic concern to your whole organisation. Demonstrating your values is now of commercial importance when bidding for public contracts and competing in a crowded marketplace.
Hosted in partnership with The Circle this event will look at some of the factors that ensure you are considering your sustainability in Dundee, Scotland and the World while improving your organisation’s performance.
13.30 Registration and coffee
13.45 Welcome & Introductions
13.55 Overview: Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
As a Director on the board of The Circle Donald McPherson is an experienced Company Secretary who has worked with Alliance Trust, Scottish Power, Halifax and General Accident. In support of Alliance Trust’s corporate responsibility strategy to reflect its focus on sustainable investment, Donald led the formation of the Alliance Trust Foundation, a registered charity. The Foundation encourages the involvement of Alliance Trust employees in local charities and community initiatives, with a particular focus on young people and the disadvantaged.
14.15 Case Study: Community benefit
Ryan MacLeod of Slurp recently teamed up with Jordan Butler at Togs for Tots to work on a more sustainable way for the organisation to measure and control its stock levels. During this session they'll discuss the impact developing an app for Togs to use on team iPads has had on both organisations and how it has improved the volunteer experience and the efficiency of the service.
14.30 Discussion Groups
Supporting the local workforce – economic development – employability
Volunteering/ Pro-bono work
Tax efficiencies in charitable giving
16.00 Vote of thanks
Followed by networking and drinks with The Circle team and tenants
17.00 Event to end