The Better Business Summit
Our Co-Founder, Richard will be part of a panel discussion along with other talks by change-making business leaders.
Join Patagonia, Faith in Nature, 1% For the Planet, B Lab UK and hundreds of other purpose-driven Businesses at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The inaugural Better Business Summit takes place between Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th January 2023.
The event is bringing together hundreds of Business Leaders who want to redefine what it means to create a better world.
Join Hundreds of Business Leaders
This is one of the most important opportunities for the North to independently bring people together to discuss how to increase their social and environmental impact.
The main conference day is on Thursday the 19th of January and will consist of inspiring speeches, panel discussions, catalyst conversations and workshops all in the centre of Manchester.
There is a range of progressive brands, inspiring activists and positive change-makers who are all seeking to champion how business can be a force for good.
The focus at the Better Business Summit is on placing people and planet at the centre of everything we do.
Better Business Summit Talks
During the Summit sessions, there will be discussions on current social and economic issues, all whilst addressing the climate crisis.
These topics range from; how to address the structural inequalities that mean opportunities aren’t available for all.
They will also discuss what is profit for and how we should use it to create a fairer society.
Other discussions include how and why you should take a stand without participating in purpose-washing and how do we make access to money more equal during the cost of living crisis?
There are also two fringe events.
A Carbon Literacy Training course is on Wednesday 18th to improve your Climate Knowledge and gain a new accreditation.
On Friday 20th the event is collaborating with Freshwalks and heading into the incredible Peak District National Park for a day of nature and networking.
Accessibility with Social and Environmental Policies
The organisers are committed to making The Better Business Summit an event that is accessible, sustainable and impactful.
They want this to be something other event organisers can recreate so that the impact of these choices goes further than the Better Business Summit.
Some of the social and environmental impact policies are:
- Fully accessible to those with physical accessibility needs
- All panel discussions on the main stage will have live BSL interpreters.
- All sessions will be recorded, subtitled and transcribed and provided for free to those with a low income
- Free companion tickets are available on request for carers
- To reduce mobility concerns or any potential anxiety and stress, queue jumping is available for anyone who requests this when you arrive. Simply speak to a member of staff and they will happily escort you into the venue
- Every member of staff working on or at the event is paid the Living Wage, and the event co-organiser Better Not Stop is a certified Living Wage Employer
- Our speaker line-up is gender representative – they aim to have a balanced representation
- The organisers have made significant efforts to reach out to underrepresented audiences
- Banking is with Starling, which has one of the highest ethical rates for business banking
- Financial transparency is central to operations. Post-event the organisers will share their profit and loss accounts
- There is an excellent range of vegan and vegetarian options
- No single-use plastic – including cups and cutlery – will be used throughout the event