Lunch and Learn: People, planet, profit – a sustainable approach to business

Jill PoetOrganisation for Responsible Businesses

Posted: Fri 24th Feb 2023

In this Lunch and Learn, responsible business expert Jill Poet explains the business benefits of an approach that always considers people (your employees if you have any, the local community and anyone your business affects) and the impact on the environment.

Learn what the people-planet-profit approach means in its broadest sense, and the actions you can take that will benefit your business and help you make a positive impact on society.

Jill has 50 years' experience of working with micro- and small businesses, including start-ups, freelancers and solopreneurs. The information provided in this webinar will benefit your business, however small and at whatever stage of development.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Why "good" businesses can be the most successful and profitable

  • Small steps you can take to make a difference

  • The true meaning of sustainability: it isn’t just about the environment!

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Jill PoetOrganisation for Responsible Businesses
Prior to launching the Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) in 2010, I worked as a management accountant. I had my own small self-employed business and was also employed by different micro and small businesses in a variety of sectors. I am passionate about micro and small businesses and believe they should be much better supported and recognised for the important role they play in our society, contributing socially, environmentally and economically. I also believe that Doing Good is Good for Business. No-one is too small to make a difference, but not only do we have a moral obligation to operate ethically and responsibly the business case for doing so speaks for itself! Businesses, however small, that show they care about people and our fragile environment are far more likely to be the most profitable and successful. And you'll also find you are working with much nicer people which makes business more enjoyable. In 2022, my husband and fellow director and I gifted ORB to the membership. However, I'm still the CEO and I'm excited about the future for ORB aligned with a change in consciousness that seems to be growing. I am determined to carry on supporting small businesses and the agenda for a better way of doing business - because those two passions are completely aligned!  

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