ConnectED Monthly Talks happen on the second Tuesday of every month. We're commited to providing helpful insights for your business. We also run an informal coffee and chat networking session weekly at the same time. Come and connect.
Previously we have had talks from Shakehaus, Claire Watson Photography, and Gavin Tosh. Look out for future events on Eventbrite or our Linkedin group.
ConnectED talk 14th February
“We don’t want your latrine” - An introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility
SUMMARY: A talk outlining what corporate social responsibility is, why it’s important and what it can do for you business, as well as a wider look at the world of NGOs and how much good they can really do. We will also cover the pitfalls and experiences we had when implementing our own CSR policies.
ABOUT JAMES LONGCROFT FROM CHOOSE WATER:
Born in London, went to Durham university to study chemistry, graduated with a MChem with Hons, Went to work in the world of oil and gas, as a commercial client manager. I set up Choose Water in 2015, after working in the oil and gas industry for a number of years. We started in London as a social and ethical advertising company, where space on our bottles was sold and then they were handed out for free, after a number of successful campaigns we noticed there was increased demand for a social bottled water company so we filled in the gap. We now offer both advertising campaigns and bottled water wholesale. Recently I spent a month in Gambia with our charity partner to see the work we were supporting. After which the company moved to Edinburgh.
look out for our March trip to the NLS Library for an intro to their business services.