Impact 2020: Seven Lessons on Social Value

Impact 2020: Seven Lessons on Social Value

To mark the launch of our second report in the Impact 2020 series, the Chamber is delighted to welcome you to a conversation with senior business leaders on ‘Seven Lessons on Social Value’.

In 2020, COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the ‘S’ in ESG, with health and economic impacts affecting the most vulnerable groups in society.

For business, the pandemic and other major crises have heightened the imperative for commercial objectives and positive social outcomes to coalesce. Early on in lockdown, many organisations were quick to realise that their response to employees, customers and the community would have ramifications for their social license to operate long after the initial crisis.

While the impacts have been devastating for so many communities, major crises like the pandemic or severe bushfires in Australia have presented an opportunity for businesses to go beyond social responsibility and work with communities to drive real social value.

In this session we hear from businesses that have developed smart solutions to complex problems by working closely with their local communities to deliver positive social impact.

Chamber Members – Complimentary

Non-Members & Guests – £10



About our speakers:

Josh Murray, Group Director, Human Capital, Laing O’Rourke

Josh is a director on the Group, Europe and Australia Executive Committees at Laing O’Rourke, the multinational engineering and construction organisation. He’s an experienced executive across business development and client services, communications, corporate affairs, government relations, marketing, HR, governance and strategy.

Josh previously served as Chief of Staff to the New South Wales Premier and Deputy Premier – with portfolio experience in transport and infrastructure, energy reform, state development and law and order. Originally a broadcast journalist in NSW and Queensland, he won the prestigious Walkley Award for Journalism for his coverage of the East Timor peacekeeping mission.

Michael Carr, Director, Corporate Finance Europe, National Australia Bank

Michael is a highly experienced Director within NAB’s Structured Asset Finance team in London. He joined NAB in January 2018 in order to manage NAB’s entry into the market for UK Housing Association finance and now has responsibility for the origination and execution of transactions into the sector. Originally a Chartered Surveyor he has over 25 year experience in structured asset finance including structured property financings for not for profit and regulated entities.

Catherine Woo, CEO, Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce

Catherine joined the Chamber as CEO in 2016, bringing with her almost a decade of experience in international economic development and industry-government relations. Catherine has previously held leadership roles working with multinational companies to support their expansion into new markets through facilitating strong government, research and commercial partnerships in both Australia and Europe.

Catherine previously held the role of Investment Director for the Victorian Government of Australia’s United Kingdom office where she led its regional trade and investment strategy and team across the UK, Europe and Israel. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

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