The Ethical Business Project uncovers the journey to becoming a more ethical business in the UK.
The campaign shows that doing business and meeting the needs of people, society and the planet are not mutually exclusive, but inextricably linked.
Working with research partner, Opinium, Anthony Collins Solicitors surveyed 300 senior decision-makers from businesses across the UK to better understand their ethical approach. The results reveal a profound shift in how we are doing business.
A new handbook for businesses
While evidencing the move towards more ethical practices, the survey revealed businesses still face barriers when it comes to adopting them. In response, Anthony Collins Solicitors has developed a new handbook, part of The Ethical Business Project, to support businesses at varying stages of taking on a more values-based approach.
The handbook is broken down into sections authored by experts from across the firm, with information and resources on a range of ethical business topics, such as:
- Creating better workplaces for employees
- Minimising waste and energy consumption
- Securing ethical funding
- Changing ownership model or structure
Importantly, the handbook details how, by embarking on the ethical journey, businesses can positively impact the society and environment around them, while improving workforce engagement and market reputation, leading to new commercial opportunities.
“We hope The Ethical Business Project will provide businesses with both the impetus and knowledge to become more principled organisations, benefitting their employees, suppliers, stakeholders and customers.
Businesses do not face this journey alone. Please do engage in the ethical conversation with us – looking at your business and how you are seeking to embed positive impact in what you do.
We are all on the same journey. Let’s travel the road together.”
David Alcock, partner and social business lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors.