Building a better economic system: The Better Business Act

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Watch the last Leadership in Extraordinary Times (LIET) event of season 4

Change is happening. And it is happening FAST.  

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen tremendous movements across the market including deep shifts in boardrooms and landmark decisions in courtrooms.  

We’ve seen the shape of boardroom membership shifting, activist investors making quick changes in some of the world’s largest firms, and legal rulings on key environmental issues. Where is this going next?

How can business leaders surf these waves of change rather than feel like they are swimming against an outgoing tide (or being pulled by an undertow)? Most importantly, what does effective leadership look like in this context - in this extraordinary moment of time?

In this episode of #LIET we talk about where and how businesses can engage in economic system change by looking at the four key principles of the UK’s Better Business Act.

You’ll hear from Oxford Saïd Senior Research Fellow and teaching lead on the Leading Sustainable Corporations programme Mary Johnstone-Louis; as well as Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Co-Director of the Oxford Climate Emergency Programme, Charmian Love. In addition to their Oxford affiliations - Mary and Char are both deeply involved in the B Corp movement - Mary as Chair and Char as Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK.  

They are joined by Amy Clarke, Chief Impact Officer at Tribe Capital and Board Member at B Lab UK and Douglas Lamont, CEO of Innocent Drinks and the Co-Chair of the Better Business Act campaign.