The Good Business Charter displays to customers, suppliers, employees and potential employees that members care about responsible business. Our vision is to see it become such a recognised brand in the UK that people who care about responsible business will look for it when they enter a shop or choose a job to apply for. […]
Good Business Charter Announces TSB Bank as First Retail Bank Member Members recognised for leadership in driving responsible business practices 3 August 2020. The Good Business Charter (GBC) today announced that TSB Bank is the first high street retail bank to join its leading responsible business accreditation scheme. The achievement recognises TSB for paying […]
The time has come for ethical capitalism, not as an optional extra, but as something that is critically important for consumer trust in business to flourish in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The public is brassed off with businesses not paying their dues to society and their voices are getting louder. They are sick […]
It was a privilege to be involved in the CBI webinar series supporting SMEs impacted by coronavirus which was held on Monday 13th July and the recording is now available here. The speakers were: Deborah Fraser, Director – Regions, CBI (Chair), Callum Biggins, Director of Campaigns, CBI, Katie Dash, Head of Everyone’s Business, Campaigns, CBI […]
One of the industries hit most harshly by Covid-19 is without a doubt the events industry with events big and small cancelled throughout lockdown and still many question marks over when certain types of events can restart. These include the kind of big Races for Life that GBC member Phoenix Events East provides security for, […]
The CBI recently gave a great seminar on the issue of race and equality and it was fascinating to hear John Amaechi speak about some work his company has done on this. They asked 10,000 people what words they associated with blackness – ‘strong’ was the most common followed by beautiful, athletic, music, minority. They […]
Today we joined with over 350 other organisations to launch the #BuildBackBetter campaign. Polling done by the New Economics Foundation found that only 6% of the UK public want a return to the pre-pandemic economy. At the Good Business Foundation we believe businesses must take responsible business seriously which is why we launched our Good […]
This week is Fair Tax Week running from 13th-21st June. Fair Tax Week is a UK-wide celebration of the companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax; those who commit to following both the spirit and the letter of the law, creating a level playing field for business and […]
Following the collapse of their wholesale business due to Covid-19, one of our members, Raise Bakery pivoted into the online sale of flour. They have sold 10 tons of flour online and are on target to have one of their busiest months in their 11-year history. Raise Bakery is a Worthing-based family-run artisan bakery which […]
Our first case study looked at how a small consultancy firm had to adapt following the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic. For our second case study we look at how Richer Sounds adapted with the realisation its 52 stores would have to close. Julian Richer, author of ‘The Ethical Capitalist’ explained that the biggest challenge […]
As the UK returns to work, let’s ensure that business plays its role in building a dynamic, prosperous and fairer society.
This is our first case study of how our members are coping in the current crisis – read how a small company with a focus on well-being has adapted and responded to needs within the NHS. Boo Coaching and Consulting is one of our smallest members but is punching well above its weight at this […]
In this time where many businesses are facing immense challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, what does responsible capitalism look like? What does the Good Business Charter and its ten components have to say on the subject?
A simple accreditation to recognise and reward good business behaviour has been launched when it has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.
Capita, Deloitte, London City Airport, Brompton Bicycles and Richer Sounds head the list of companies that will today join the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. Click here for more…
The way that business conducts itself has never been more important.
The Good Business Charter (GBC) will recognise and accredit those businesses that prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law. The GBC seeks to inspire other businesses to follow suit. Click here for more…