Voice Attends B-Inspired London Event
Here at Voice, we’re currently beginning our journey to becoming B-Corp accredited and a triple bottom line business. We’re extremely passionate about our social and environmental impact and we were delighted to have the opportunity to attend the B-inspired conference to learn more from industry leaders.
On Thursday 10 October, our Non-Executive Director, Carl Courtney attended the B-Inspired event at The Bridge Theatre in London. The event explored the rapidly changing role of business in society and celebrated the businesses that are redefining their contribution to committing to a more sustainable future.
The sold out event comprised of a series of TED style talks, kitchen table discussions and a focus on what we need to do, now and tomorrow to create an inclusive and durable economy for all.
One of the highlights of the event was an inspiring three minute rap from 15 year old student Katiann Barros Rocha, highlighting the pressure society puts on young people with regards to stereotypes.
“Business needs purpose not just profit.” Colin Meyer from the University of Oxford took to the stage with some powerful statements: “Profits should come through solutions that tackle the problems of people in the world – not from creating problems for people and the planet.” B-Corp is all about building trust.
All of the speakers were incredibly inspiring. The day closed with remarks from B-Lab including the fact that more and more organisations are registering and applying to become B-Corp accredited and paving the way for a greener future.
We were delighted to receive an email following the event from the organisers to say that as a thank you, the organisation has partnered with Trees For Cities to plant a tree in the UK for every business that attended the event. We absolutely loved this idea and everything B-Inspired stands for.
In the words of David Attenborough: “Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.”
Keep your eyes peeled for our B-Corp progress!