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Northern Powerhouse European Union

B Corp - Leading your business to a sustainable and ethical future

Date: 2nd - 3rd November 2022
Location: Online
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Leadership & Mentoring

Surely, this is the time to reinvent business models, revitalise corporate cultures and reposition business as a force for positive change. B Corp Certification is arguably the most powerful way to make that change happen and build credibility, value, and trust; with UK B Corps growing on average 8 times faster than their noncertified counterparts.

This interactive leadership training is aimed at empowering you to work with your business, to measure your ESG impact, and to help shape your future.

Course led by Annalise Lewis - Co-founder of Pentameter, B Leader and Chair of Greater Manchester’s B Corp Local community.

What Attendees will learn about
Day One

  • The vision of the B Corp movement
  • The business case for B Corp
  • The B Corp Champion - why you need one
  • How the point system works
  • Improving your impact

Day Two

  • Designing your strategy
  • Making the required legal change
  • Using the B Impact Assessment Tool
  • Most effective employee engagement strategies

Takeaways

  • Company set up with their own B Impact Assessment
  • Project plan for leading the change

Inspiring two-day leadership training delivered online

Annalise Lewis: Annalise is Pentameter’s Co-Founder and Creative Director having led many highly successful, purpose-led brand developments since the company’s inception. As a design strategist and consultant, she specialises in systemic change through creative, participative, and transformational processes. 

Annalise set up Pentameter with a mission to revitalise people and brands using the power of design, offering a new creative roadmap for a more human and positive approach to sustainable change. She is a recognised B Leader and was appointed Co-Chair of the UK’s first B Corp Local - for Greater Manchester.

James Brain: James has spent over 20 years helping companies of all sizes transform themselves into creative, digitally connected, developmental organisations, including serving on numerous national think-tanks. He has been instrumental in catalysing the growth of the B Corp movement in Manchester

He is also an expert in digital transformation and a pioneer of human-centred and participative design. Clients include Red Bull, Ford Motors, Oracle, Ofsted, BBC, Design Council, TfL London, Trinity Mirror, Action Aid, Cambridge Sustainable Food, and Radical Help author and designer of the year Hilary Cottam.

Time / Duration

DAY ONE

10am

Introductions, Ice-breaker exercise, Aims + objectives of the session

10.30am

Overview of what B Corp is, the vision of the movement, why it matters and the business case

11.15am

Exercise: The business case

12.15pm

What is a B Corp Champion and why you need one (a new role to your business)

1pm

LUNCH

2pm

How the point system works and what you need to know before you start

2.30

Practical Exercise: Improving your impact

4.30pm

Q&A

5pm

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DAY TWO

10am

Quick recap of previous day to bring everyone back into the room

10.30am

Designing Your Strategy + Exercise to design

12pm

Making the Legal Change

12.30pm

LUNCH

1.30

Demo + Exercise: Using the B Impact Assessment Tool

3.30pm

Most Effective employee engagement strategies

4.30pm

Q&A

5pm

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