01 Nov Better business for Cheshire means a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all
Better business for Cheshire means a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all
Together they want to help the Cheshire business community create a cleaner, greener, fairer future, to engage 10,000 businesses across the region to support the Better Business Act.
The Better Business Act aims to transform how business is done so that every single company in the UK, whether big or small, takes ownership of its social and environmental impact.
That’s why all Cheshire business leaders are encouraged to sign the Better Business Act coalition.
The objective of the Better Business Act Coalition is to amend Section 172 of the Companies Act to ensure businesses are legally responsible for benefiting workers, customers, communities and the environment while delivering profit.
Chris Turner, Campaign Director, Better Business Act said, “we are delighted by the work that Cheshire for Good and Be Ethical Training are doing to encourage Cheshire’s businesses to sign up to the Better Business Act. Businesses in the region have strong community ties and, with that, have an opportunity to be leading advocates for our campaign which would ensure the environment and wider society is hardwired into the DNA of British business. We know from our research that purposeful businesses outperform their peers on revenue, creating jobs and investing in the future, highlighting how the Better Business Act would benefit Cheshire’s businesses and people. I am excited to work closely with new supporters to ensure British business is at its best.”
Donna Okell, B Leader and Founder of Cheshire for Good, has for many years been championing better business across the county and began talking with the team at The Better Business Act about opportunities for the Cheshire business community.
“With over 780 businesses already signed up to The Better Business Act coalition, the momentum is growing. We know there are some great businesses in Cheshire already making a significant difference to their people and to the planet. We believe there is a great opportunity for businesses in Cheshire to support the BBA and to shape a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all.” said Donna.
Be Ethical Training, co-founder and director Caroline Swailes, based in Chester, recognised an excellent opportunity for both businesses to collaborate.
Combining their skills, experience, and a joint passion for purpose and positive change, they are now developing a series of webinars and face to face events across the county to build awareness about the Better Business Act.
Caroline Swailes comments, ‘by encouraging businesses to sign up to the Better Business Act, we want to help them understand what they are already achieving when it comes to being a responsible business. And how they can continue to make a difference to their people, communities and the planet in the future, together with contributing to the broader global aims that we have to take seriously now before it becomes too late’.
The first webinar will take place online on Thursday 25th November at 10 am.
Register for the event here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/better-business-act-be-the-change-in-cheshire-and-for-the-world-tickets-202870129017