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Trusting Business

12th June 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey will frame the discussion about trusted business through four drivers of trustworthiness of leaders and/or organisations: their ability in fulfilling their purpose; their benevolence and goodwill; the integrity that underpins their actions and behaviours; and their predictability and consistency over a period of time.

Contributions within that framework will focus on how leaders can build trust in business. Andy Wood, Chief Executive, Adnams, will explain how his company developed a successful business – building a foundation of a trusted brand through good and responsible business, reducing environmental impact, and positive social benefits. Jean Rogers, CEO & Founder, SASB, will bring a different dimension on the importance of transparency, assurance, and standards-driven assessment in an organisation that establishes industry-based sustainability standards for the recognition and disclosure of material environmental, social, and governance impacts by companies traded on US exchanges.

Join these outstanding speakers, leaders, and practitioners in exploring this key agenda with us.

Andy Wood joined Adnams in 1994 with responsibility for developing its customer service and supply chain operations. He joined the Board in 2000 as Sales and Marketing Director becoming Managing Director in 2006 and Chief Executive in 2010. Andy has an MBA, a doctorate from Cranfield University and Honorary doctorates; in Business from Anglia Ruskin University and Science from Cranfield University. He was also awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours 2013. Andy is Non-Executive Chairman of SGWM a wealth management company operating throughout East Anglia and is a Non-Executive Director of Extremis Technology who manufacture humanitarian shelters and Adnams Bio Energy an innovative joint venture between Adnams plc and the Bio Group where food waste is turned into renewable energy.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey PhD, is Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath. Veronica has worked across a wide range of business schools including the Judge Business School at Cambridge, and Cranfield School of Management where she was Chair of Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) and Cass Business School, City University, London, where she was Associate Dean and Professor of Strategy and HRM. Her research career has been characterised by working on long term collaborative projects with industry and government on strategic change issues including the Leading Edge Forum at London Business School and the Change Management Consortium which she directed from 2001 – 2008. More recently her work has focused on trust and trustworthy leadership. Veronica is passionate about delivering high quality management education which is both relevant but also rigorous, which develops people with a capacity for both judgement and action. Veronica believes that the higher education sector in the UK faces some major challenges but these challenges give it a significant opportunity to re-examine its role and purpose within society.

Dr. Jean Rogers is the CEO and founder of SASB. Since 2010 SASB developed from an idea formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government into a globally-respected, ANSI-accredited, independent standards-setting organization with more than 1,600 corporate and investor participants-representing $17T in assets under management and $8T in market capitalization-in the standards process to date. Jean draws upon her 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide range of industries including utilities, extractives, financials, and real estate. She has worked with international clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations, minimizing risk and maximizing returns across the triple bottom line. Jean was also a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability.

Peter Cheese is Chief Executive of the CIPD. Peter holds the professional perspective on the implications of the global changes in the world of work for the HR of the future and the capacity for leadership at all levels of an organisation. Prior to joining CIPD in 2012 he spent 30 years working at Accenture, culminating in a 7 year spell as Global Managing Director leading the firm’s Talent and Organisation Performance Consulting Practice. He also held various executive sponsorship positions for Accenture’s firm-wide skills and capability development programs, and the firm’s global Human Capital and Talent Strategy. He is an Executive Fellow at the London Business School, associated with the faculties of Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour.

Tony Manwaring is Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s Company, a UK-based global think tank shaping the future of business success. Through his work at Tomorrow’s Company Tony is leading on a number of initiatives aimed at reshaping capital markets, specifically through work on incentives as well as other work looking at issues of fiduciary duty and redefining value. Tony also leads Tomorrow’s Company’s Good Governance Forum which brings together a number of key businesses, organisations and individuals to explore what good governance means, and to make practical recommendations to company boards and policy makers, as well as Tomorrow’s Company’s work on sustainability & models of business success, and leadership & talent.

This event is part of Tomorrow’s Leadership – a high profile programme of events and activities with leading figures from business and other organisations to explore the issues which will shape the agenda for tomorrow’s leaders today – led by CIPD in partnership with Tomorrow’s Company. In our events we discussed how inspiring communication can make the difference between poor performance and delivering lasting success and resilience, how to activate managers to build sustainable engagement and well-being of staff, and what it takes to rebuild trust in the financial services.


12th June 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm