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Live webinar: 24 September 2019

Responsible Business is moving up the business agenda, and HR has a role to play.

Sustainability and ethics are no longer nice-to-haves but critical components of the business strategy. CRF's research shows that:

  • 70% of consumers are now more likely to purchase products from businesses that pay employees a fair wage
  • 1 in 2 prospective employees are prepared to refuse a job with a business that they believe to behave unethically 

Join our expert panel to learn more about how organisations are placing responsible business at the heart of their corporate strategy, and to discuss how HR can contribute to embedding an integrated responsible business strategy. 

What are the positive and negative impacts of responsibility for your organisation? Is there any evidence of material benefits, such as improved business performance or employee engagement?

•How can businesses become more responsible corporate citizens?
•How do we build and lead high-performance and high-integrity organisations?
•How is HR's role linked to responsible business?




Corporate Research Forum’s purpose is to increase the effectiveness of the HR function, in order to drive sustained organisational performance. 

Our programme of leading-edge research gives members access to leading thinkers and experts, and the opportunity to network with progressive senior HR professionals from leading international organisations. More than 40% of UK FTSE 100 companies are currently members.

Professor David Grayson CBE
Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility
Cranfield School of Management 

Professor David Grayson CBE is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management. From 2007-2017, David was Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield. He was Managing Director of Business in the Community, one of the first Corporate Responsibility Coalitions, and has chaired several UK Government bodies, charities and social enterprises. He currently chairs Carers UK.

Dr. Carmen von Roh
Content and Digital Manager
Corporate Research Forum 

Dr. Carmen von Rohr is a sociologist with extensive research and learning design experience. She began her career as a digital learning designer in higher education at Cengage Learning before joining CRF in 2018 to contribute to research and learning content.

Karen Ward
Research Director
Aditi Unlimited

Karen has worked extensively across all sectors on the issue of organisation effectiveness, particularly developing sustainable strategic capability. She has extensive experience working with high potential leaders globally and has conducted targeted research into the challenges of attracting and retaining the talent needed to lead organisations healthily in times of complexity and ambiguity.


Siena Parker
Head of Creative Responsibility, Penguin

While other companies talk about corporate responsibility, Penguin has coined the term Creative Responsibility – putting creativity at the heart of their approach. Siena joined Penguin in 2015 from brewer Heineken as the publisher’s first ever dedicated CR hire. She established a ‘Creative Responsibility manifesto’ for the company which set out a series of goals to the year 2020 across four priority areas: Reading, Community, Inclusion and Sustainability.

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Webinar details: 

Tuesday 24 September

11.30  12.15 BST

Catherine Dolton
Vice President Global Corporate Responsibility

Catherine Dolton was appointed IHG’s Vice President Global Corporate Responsibility in November 2018 to lead the group’s CR strategy and activities across its 5,700+ hotels around the world. Prior to this she headed up IHG’s Investor Relations function, where she was responsible for all activities and communication with investors and sell side analysts globally.