LONDON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Business Media Limited (UBM.L) announces the launch of Responsible Partnerships Exhibition 2011 ( http://www.responsiblebusinessevent.org/page.cfm/Link=9/t=m/trackLogID=157989_100EF72C48) , a two-day,not-for-profit exhibition promoting partnerships between the business and voluntary sectors, bringing together charities and other non-governmental organisations with business professionals from some of the world's leading companies at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London during 17-18 March.
UBM's free-of-charge Responsible Partnerships Exhibition features more than 154 exhibitors from charities, voluntary organisations and social programmes ranging from leading international organisations such as UNICEF, Oxfam and WWF to more local organisations such as Richard House Children's Hospice.
The Exhibition offers business and voluntary sector professionals a program of free seminars with speakers such asSir Ronald Cohen, chairman of Bridges Ventures, Portland Trust and director of Social Finance on "Finance at the service of social goals". Other subjects include best practice in NGO / business engagement and advice on how best to take advantage of emerging social media communications channels.
UBM's Responsible Partnerships Exhibition is co-located with BITC's Responsible Business Convention ( http://www.responsiblebusinessevent.org/page.cfm/Link=4/t=m/trackLogID=158049_B7C30C9DA0) , a joint venture between Business in the Community and UBM. The inaugural BITC Responsible Business Convention brings together business professionals from some of the world's leading companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing sustainable business models in a more responsible and low carbon economy. Speakers include:
- Ian Cheshire, Group CEO; Kingfisher plc
- Peter Mather, Group Regional Vice President Europe, Head of Country UK, BP
- Steve Holliday, CEO, National Grid
- Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
- Duncan Learmouth, SVP, Developing Countries and Market Access, GlaxoSmithKline
- Ornella Barra, Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division, Alliance Boots
- David Sproul, CEO Elect & Senior Partner, Deloitte
- Sir Stephen Gomersall, KCMG, Chief Executive for Europe, Hitachi
- Mark Price, Managing Director, Waitrose
- Francis Salway, Chief Executive, Land Securities Group
- José María Figueres, Managing Partner, IJ Partners, President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1994-1998).
David Levin, UBM's CEO said:
"I am immensely proud to launch Responsible Partnerships Exhibition 2011.UBM peopleare applying their commercial, professional, for-profit expertise and experience to create a fantastic, not-for-profit engagement between the third sector and the corporate community."
"The exhibition is a geo-clone of our successful Brazilian events - NGO Brazil(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-pCnrmmp_4&feature=player_embedded) - which have run in Sao Paulo for the last two years. These events - alongside similar events planned for India and China - shows us further shifting our corporate responsibility activities from passive financial donations toward faciliating active, creative, personal engagements."
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Notes to Editors
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 5,900 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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2. Business in The Community
Business in the Community stands for responsible business.
We advise, support and challenge our members to create a sustainable future for people and planet at the same time as improving business performance.
We have a growing membership of 850 companies working with us to define what responsibility looks like in the workplace, marketplace, environment, and the community - and we share what we learn about driving performance through responsible business practice.
We are a business-led charity working locally, nationally and through a network of partners worldwide.
Business in the Community is one of The Prince's Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.
Visit http://www.bitc.org.uk for more information.