This Breakfast Dialogue session which is being kindly hosted by Walgreens Boots Alliance, will be co-led by Rohan Hewavisenti, Finance & Corporate Services Director at the NHS Confederation* and Richard Ellis, VP, Global Corporate Responsibility, Walgreen Boots Alliance** and moderated by Manny Amadi, C&E’s CEO.
The freedom and space for individuals and organisations to share ideas, promote social cohesion, and advance shared interests – civil society space – is vital to flourishing societies that value diverse voices. The rule of law and freedom of expression not only underpin human rights, they also underpin stable environments in which business and society thrive. In sharp contrast the closing space for civil society represents a clear threat to sustainable business success and those committed to the promotion of sustainable development.
Focused on collaboration and value creation in an era of cross-sector convergence this session on imperatives, barriers, enablers and shared experiences, will be led by Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior Vice President, Global Health at GSK* and moderated by C&E CEO, Manny Amadi.
Purpose is all the rage – and seemingly the ubiquitous topic du jour. As the business & society agenda continues to mature, the forces of value and values become more prominent drivers, and the SDG’s have emphasised business opportunities for enhancing shareholder value via private sector engagement in directly addressing development challenges, corporate and brand purpose has hit the spotlight across many businesses. Risk-based drivers, including the now famous Larry Fink annual letter to CEOs (2018) have added further impetus to the purpose agenda.
The next C&E Breakfast Dialogue is to be held on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at The RSA in central London. The focus will be on exploring the past and the future of the shared value story and asking some key questions about its potential in theory and performance in practice. The session will be co-hosted by Manny Amadi CEO of C&E Advisory and Jackie Duff, Global Strategic Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Coca-Cola*.
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Working with C&E is a joy. They listen hard and get what we’re looking to achieve; act as a brilliant supportive challenger; and make us better at what we do and how we do it. C&E has helped us create more value for the organisation, our people and the world around us.