How socially responsible are you? – A Cambridge Network event

How businesses and non-profits can drive economic and social value together.

Join Cambridge Network and Get Synergised to explore strategies for establishing a deeper and more sustainable business–charity relationship, fundamentally aligned with purpose and strategy, while experiencing the wide array of benefits it can bring to your organisation.

Businesses have supported charitable causes for a long time with donations of valuable resources. In recent years, this practice has gained even greater importance due to the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles and the adoption of BCORP certification, amplified interest from consumers and employees, ongoing developments in procurement methods, and escalating expectations from investors. As a result, businesses are now placing a stronger emphasis on aligning their operations with broader social responsibilities.

‘77% Gen Z want their next employer to drive social and environmental impact initiatives.’ Hays

‘92% of consumers form a more positive image of companies that support social issues and contribute to environmental efforts.’ Forbes

This panel session event is for you as a business, charity or social enterprise to find valuable ways of working synergistically for mutual benefit. After an introduction by Rachel Hales, Founder and Consultant at Get Synergised, our panellists will share how anchoring their social goals with their strategies is benefitting both their organisations and the community.

Tees Janine Collier, Executive Partner and Co Head of ESG
PwC Cambridge Maggie Robb, Social Enterprise Lead, Community Engagement
Anglia Translations Ltd Mary Gilbey, Director
The Red Hen Project Jennifer Rutter, Partnerships and Funding Officer
Cambridge Acorn Project Hannah Chapman, Charity Manager

To attend:

Businesses: Cambridge Network members: £15+VAT/head (log in first to get your discounted rate), non-members: £25+VAT/head.

Are you embracing “purpose’ in your organisation but are not sure how to go about it? Perhaps you want to work more meaningfully with social enterprises and charities but are not sure how to make it a valuable relationship? Are you seeking ways to attract talent, engage your employees, and retain them, all while increasing your corporate visibility and building customer loyalty through responsible business practices? This event should help you.

Charities + non-profits: Cambridge Network members: £10+VAT/head (log in first to get your discounted rate) non-members: £20+VAT/head

Maybe you want to partner with businesses but are not sure how to identify the best ones? Perhaps you want to connect more with your chosen business but are not sure of the right approach or if they are the right fit? Maybe you want a deeper relationship that might work well over time for the benefit of everyone? Then this is for you.

Places are limited; there are an equal number of business and non-profit places available.

Thank you to hosts PwC for kindly allowing us to hold the event on their premises, our panel guests and to Rachel Hales of Get Synergised for honing this subject into a valuable conversation.


PwC St John’s Innovation Park The Maurice Wilkes Building CB4 0DS

Event information


03/10/2023 -


8.30 - 10.30