Archive for the ‘Ethics’ 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 […]

aidie London celebrates business awards

We’re aidie London, a multi award-winning British baby brand and proud ORB members! Award updates Since this article was originally published in July 2019, aidee London has achieved even more success and has been named one of the top 100 businesses in the UK, as a SmallBiz100 company. We’ll be part of the national 100-day […]

Creating Reliable and Responsible Content

There appears to be an increasing trend amongst business owners currently where ethical and responsible practice is just as important as the bottom line. Protecting the environment and decreasing gender pay gaps are just a couple of issues presently playing a part in a company’s decision making process. As consumers are seemingly placing more importance […]

Ethical Entrepreneur – A Values-Based Approach to Management

Paul Palmarozza: If I can… Community Interest Company Part 1: How We Think the following We are going to look at the subject of values-based business from a practical perspective. Our recently launched E-Learning app, Ethical Entrepreneur addresses the application of fine human values in the performance of 9 core management functions leads to the […]

Mindful Sales

Article by Paul Durrant, proprietor of #ORBMember company PDT Sales Consultancy. As with anything in life, when you take a more minded approach to a task then things become a whole lot easier but what was does being more minded or, indeed, mindfulness actually mean? Mindfulness is essentially a translation of sati, a word from […]

Employee Well-being – a different approach to this important topic

Vicky Kelly of Butterfly Effect Coaching is an experienced and well-respected coach and trainer. But in 2016/17 she went through quite a transition. On a personal level, Vicky held very strong values and ethics and felt that, although she was undoubtedly delivering a first-class business consultancy, she wanted to bring this focus into the training […]

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): www.crowdfunder.co.uk/african-tunics Our website: www.wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk Responsible and Transparent Clothing Where Does It Come From? is a clothing brand that tells the stories behind clothes – […]

Living The Values – ORBMember’s Own Social Impact Report

In the lastest of our guest-blogs, #ORBMember Adrian Ashton (who runs his own advice, consultancy and training business, see www.adrianashton.co.uk) describes how he does an annual review of his business’ social impact. It’s a great idea and one we would encourage all businesses to think about doing. Here’s what Adrian has to say: As a […]