Green and Ethical Month Supports Socially Conscious SMEs
Socially conscious small firms can get advice on issues from sustainability to accessing ethical finance, following the launch of the British Library’s Green and Ethical Month.
A series of seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions will take place throughout May, led by successful green and ethical entrepreneurs, such as clean technology law firm Keystone Law.
There is a charge for most events, which include:
- 11 May:The cutting edge of green — introducing the trends and opportunities for green and ethical businesses
- 13 May:Legal milestones for green and ethical businesses — focusing on the financial, commercial and Intellectual Property laws that most ethical firms will face
- 27 May:Starting a social enterprise — helping social entrepreneurs find the best structure for their business.
However, a few events are free including a workshop on 12 May providing guidance on ethical products, and a networking event on 20 May on developing a social enterprise.
“Green and ethical month is aimed at existing social, green or ethical businesses, anyone who wants to set up a business along those lines, or any existing small firm that wants to incorporate these sorts of things into their business plan,”
said British Library spokesman, Jacob Lant.
“We decided to run a special month of events in response to growing demand,” he added. “Some of the seminars are about the core issues that affect every business, but they are led by people who have run their own green or ethical businesses so they have a green or ethical focus.”
According to recent research from the British Library, 79% of businesses plan to incorporate a green, ethical or social aspect into their policy this year.
For more information about the events taking place during the month and to book a place, visit the British Library website.