Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Sparetember! Charitable donations without breaking the bank

by Matthew Harding of BBX UK Its often said that charity starts at home and with the nation looking atuncertain times there could be a reluctance for business owners andfinance directors to part with their hard-earned cash and pull back onCSR programs or charitable donations. You may already be aware that BBX is an ORB […]

Nail your colours to the mast!

This may be a very old phrase and, indeed, one that many people may not be familiar with, but it is certainly apt in relation to the request I am about to make. It means: To defiantly display one’s opinions and beliefs and show your intention to hold on to those beliefs until the end. […]

Put purpose at the heart of your business

There are many ways that companies can put purpose at the heart of their business. Obviously not every company delivers direct services to the community, but nonetheless operating ethically and responsibly and making a concerted effort to support people – your people, the local community and society at large – is something every organisation can […]

Responsible Clothing Production in Africa – Where Does It Come From?

Where Does It Come From? Clothes with a transparent supply chain     Artcile by Jo Salter, Founder and CEO of #ORBmember Where Does it Come From? Our project (October 2018): Our website: Responsible and Transparent Clothing Where Does It Come From? is a clothing brand that tells the stories behind clothes – […]

NEW Community Partnership Scheme from #ORBMember People’s Energy

For our latest guest blog on the ORB Blog page we are happy to introduce Karin Sode, Chief People and Community Officer at one of the UK’s newest energy suppliers, People’s Energy (who we are also proud to count as one of our #ORBMembers) Karin and the team at People’s Energy have introduced a new […]

Working for Good is always a great idea…

Here at ORB we believe in having relationships with all sorts of like-minded organisations, because together we all have a better chance of changing people’s opinions on the business of business and creating a world where people and planet are also considered as important as profit. To that end, we love what the guys at […]

Signposts and Bridges (to being more Responsible and Ethical)

I am occasionally accused of being a little bit like a broken-record when it comes to talking about how easy it is to make simple and small changes to one’s SME business that can have a hugely impactful difference to the planet! Sorry, but I’m not sorry! I make no apology for my repetition of […]

The Responsible Business Workbook

Why the Responsible Business Workbook can really help your business The following article has been provided by Jo Shaer, Managing Director of Lollipop Local, a digital agency based in Southend-on-Sea. Jo was eager to share how the Responsible Business Workbook had benefited her company. Lollipop Local is a member of ORB (Organisation for Responsible Businesses) […]

Nurture the rise of the ethical entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship continues to grow and an increasing number of people start their own business every year. With this trend likely to continue, it is important to help nurture an enterprising mindset from an early age to ensure budding business owners of the future are successful in starting and sustaining new business models. Even if young […]

It was more of a Triple Whammy……!!

Double Whammy Networking is the fundraising arm of ORB, currently operational only in Southend* (but with plans to expand – see below.) DW events are ad hoc business networking events, so called because: a) They provide good quality business networking; and b) They raise funds for the local community. To ensure good networking we don’t […]