British Library offers ethical business advice
Small businesses with a conscience can get advice on ethical issues from sustainability to socially responsible finance at the British Library’s Green and Ethical Month.
Events throughout May at the London-based library will include seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions led by eco-experts.
The events have been organised by successful green and ethical entrepreneurs.
“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 Jacob Lant, British Library spokesperson.
“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.”
Recent research by the British Library found 79% of businesses plan to incorporate a green, ethical or social aspect into their policy in the 2010-2011 financial year.
There is a small entrance charge of up to £25 for events at Green and Ethical Month. Some events are free to attend.