The third Thrive Forum event will be held in the Elgar Suite, Millennium Link, Birmingham International Airport on Tuesday June 28 at 6.30pm.
The aim of thrive is to encourage more people to engage in CSR. To that end we would like you to invite a 'non-CSR convert', somebody who is looking to set up CSR policy's within their firm, or an individual who does a lot of work for good causes but doesn't actually realise their efforts are CSR, to accompany you on the night.
Today, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a by-word for good business practice.
This is not just a matter of " putting something back" but a growing realisation that corporations can only thrive where society thrives.
We all want decent environments in which to live and work but there's an even deeper, more fundamental commercial rationale and it touches all aspects of business life.
Suppliers and customers alike all respect and are increasingly more likely to do business with those companies who adopt socially responsible business policies. Similarly, in the competition for talent, there is increasing evidence to suggest that the best employees also favour socially responsible corporations.
In Birmingham, there are many examples of CSR best practice. These need to be celebrated. But more importantly they need to be shared with and adopted by all business.
It is against this background that we would like to invite you to join a core team of so-minded business leaders to become a founder member of 'Thrive'. Hosted by members, the Forum will meet six times a year with the host member on each occasion being invited to outline their organisation's policy and practices. The host member will also have the opportunity to introduce a charity or community organisation with whom they work.
Please could you confirm your attendance, and that of a named colleague and guest, by contacting my PA Rina Chauhan on 0121 234 5585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday June 20.
Editor, The Birmingham Post