University of Birmingham Business Club Breakfast Briefing
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Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains
The University of Birmingham Business Club is a network for businesses who currently collaborate with University of Birmingham academics, and for those who are looking to collaborate. Club events are a great place for you to meet new businesses, who are working across all sectors and technologies. So if you’re looking for partners to:
- jointly develop and exploit your IP;
- create real world impact from your research for REF;
- access research funding through Horizon 2020 and the Technology Strategy Board;
- or develop new research themes with commercial relevance…
…the Business Club’s Breakfast Briefings are for you. If you would like to attend, please register via the Eventbrite link below.
Attendance at Business Club Breakfast Briefings is open to all researchers and academics but registration is essential.
Professional services colleagues - registration via Eventbrite is now restricted to academic colleagues only. If you would like to attend the Briefing, please contact the Business Club team directly.
Fancy telling the world about your research?
Each Breakfast Briefing includes a chance, between 8:30am and 9:00am, for both business club members and academics to make short presentations to the club. These 4 minute, quick-fire slots are your chance to promote your new project, recruit partners for your grant application or tell the world about your latest research. Presentations on any subject are welcome but the number of presentations is strictly limited so please get in touch quickly to secure your slot. If you are interested, please contact Huma Mumtaz; 0121 414 5888, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 7:30am – 8:00am Registration, Networking & Breakfast
- 8:00am – 8:30am Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains, Dr Pamela Robinson, Birmingham Business School
- 8:30am – 9:00am 4 minute presentations
- 9:00am – 9:30am Networking
Please register via the EventBrite website.
Recent headline crises in the world of business, including the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the horsemeat scandal and the Rana Plaza factory collapse, highlight the problems that large corporates face in building responsible, sustainable supply chains, particularly when working across international borders. As campaigns drawing attention to social and environmental issues gain momentum, such companies are being forced to deal with increased scrutiny in their business activities, a pressure that is then passed down to their suppliers.
Dr Pamela Robinson, from the Birmingham Business School, a leading expert on the complexities businesses must wrestle with when working in supply chains that cover the globe, and Keith Budden, from E.On, one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies, will lead a discussion of the challenges faced by businesses as they struggle to increase financial returns, whilst simultaneously managing social and environmental concerns.