On Tuesday 13 November over 100 local business leaders are gathering at the Royal Yacht Hotel to celebrate how business contributes to Jersey life.
The event is called Business Is Good and features an exciting line up of international and local speakers. Headlining the event is Dr Eve Poole, a professor of management and board member of a number of high profile UK organisations. She will be speaking about the way ethical leadership makes a difference in business.
Also travelling to Jersey to speak at Business is Good, from his base in Kenya, is Reuben Coulter CEO of the Transformational Business Network. Reuben’s organisation works with businesses globally to help developing countries build a solid business sector, which is key to delivering rising living standards.
The international speakers are joined by a host of local names including Senators Ian Gorst (by video) and Kristina Moore, Douglas Melville the CI Financial Ombudsman and local business leaders Luke Smith of Purpose, Laura Jeffrey of Collas Crill and Simon Nash of the Insight Group.
Ethical business is a hot topic at the moment with many companies reviewing their approach from what used to be regarded as a marketing and public relations issue, to what is becoming a core aspect of their business leadership.
Speaking in Edinburgh, Dr Poole said;
“More and more boards of directors are now thinking hard about the business ethics agenda. I am delighted to be returning to Jersey for Business Is Good to join the conversation that I know is already happening in the local business community.”
Senator Ian Gorst said;
“I know that there are many businesses in Jersey who are doing great things in the community, who are excellent role models for corporate citizenship and whose leaders are setting a great example. So this is about everyone taking responsibility for the kind of Island we want to be.”
Tickets are available online from www.goodbusinesscharter.je