Climate Cafe- Business as a Force for Good

07feb7:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventClimate Cafe- Business as a Force for GoodJoin ACA online or in person to hear about business that commit to meet verifiable social and environmental standards OrganiserAberdeen Climate ActionMental Health Aberdeen, Langstane House, 6 Dee Street, Aberdeen, AB116DR7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeCircular economy,Energy & Renewables

Event Details

ACA’s February café focuses on businesses that commit to meet verifiable social and environmental standards, public transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Bob Pringle, ACA volunteer, will introduce the session to review the range of business ethical and environmental standards that exist worldwide. These include Fairtrade, B Corps, ISO 26000, Rainbow Alliance, One Planet Prosperity, etc.

Archie Gibson, Executive Director, Agrico UK Ltd, Forfar, will recount his company’s journey to ISO 26000 accreditation and review its impact on his business.

Grant Keenan, CEO Keenan Recycling, Aberdeen, will, on hearing Mr Gibson’s pitch, respond with his views as to whether B Corps or ISO 26000 accreditation would be something that he would consider for his company.

Q&A session. Questions and views from the floor will be sought, with a popular vote at the end as to whether a move to accreditation would be in Keenan’s best interest.

While the café has a serious purpose, the intention is to have a lively debate which will draw out the benefits and disadvantages of these accreditation schemes.

For those who wish to pursue the issue after the 9 pm deadline, the Stag Bar, 100 m down the road in Crown St, is a pleasant venue for further discussion.