Corporate

In today’s environment, companies and organisations are always under the microscope and in public view, leaving them open to scrutiny. Corporate scandals and bad practice have damaged companies in the past and can be quite expensive to remedy. Anthony developed a keen interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance during his business and law studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Corporate Social Responsibility

A lot of companies will look at CSR, some more than others. While it is not a legal requirement, organisations feel the need to undertake some form of CSR and there is legislation out there that can guide companies on the social and environmental aspects of their business activity. There are requirements laid out in the Companies Act 2006 but there are many more legislation in the UK that can be applicable i.e. the Equality Act 2010 and Employment Act 2008. The list isn’t exhaustive and will, no doubt, grow over time.

The Bottom Line

When we hear about the ‘bottom line’, what we’re now seeing is a ‘triple bottom line’ – financial figures, social figures, and environmental figures – three lots of data – three bottom lines. Stakeholders require organisations to look at not just the financial profit or loss, but also the profit or loss of social and environment. This all leads on to sustainability. This is an area that is so important today, as the most sustainable businesses are the ones that, not only survive, but thrive.

Businesses are important

Anthony sees businesses as important actors in the world. While it’s unclear if a good and fair society can be created with the help of companies, it’s almost certain that it cannot be created without them. Businesses have a responsibility to become moral actors. They have the potential to be the greatest force for good.

He believes looking at social action, social enterprise, social innovation and social impact could be a solution for many companies’ need to become more sustainable. Having worked in social enterprise since 2012, for a number of organisations in the sector, Anthony has seen how businesses can make an impact in communities ranging from local to regional, national and even international impact.

Here at The Socent Connection, everything is tailored to you…

  • Courses

  • Workshops

  • Challenges

Interested?

If you are interested in having your organisation and employees getting involved in initiatives and projects that has the potential to create impact, Anthony can compile and develop different courses, workshops and challenges tailored to your organisation.

He will help you develop an awareness of why corporate social responsibility and sustainability are important, and how looking at social enterprise examples can help you develop effective social action through initiatives and projects. Thinking sustainably can create impact which not only benefits a given community but also your organisation and employees. Anthony can help you devise a strategy which can be incorporated into day-to-day business.

If you are interested in learning more about how Anthony can help you and your organisation, contact us info@thesocentconnection.co.uk

“Go out in the world and do well. But also go out in the world and do good.”

Testimonials

"I recently attended a Social Enterprise workshop hosted by Anthony Veluz of The Socent Connection. Having just started a new business, I found it immensely useful. I was able to learn about social enterprise, the impact it can have on the way a business can provide its services, and how - by reinvesting profits into positive causes - social and environmental challenges can be tackled.  Anthony provided background, context and advice which I was able to relate to my venture - giving me direction when it came to building social enterprise into my own business plan. 

I feel this sort of workshop is a must for anyone who is about to embark on setting up a new business - truly eye-opening."

Kat John - Duffel Bag Publishing

"Really engaging presentation delivered by someone who is clearly passionate about social enterprise, which makes the whole workshop experience much better."

Sam Parr - University of Lincoln graduate and budding entrepreneur

"Anthony gave a really interesting presentation on social enterprise. It got us enterprise students thinking about creating our own social enterprise."

Guy Nicholson - Student at University of Lincoln

"Anthony has delivered business challenges for me on programmes and was fantastic at taking our plans and implementing them into a full day's challenge to over 800 16 year olds. Nothing is ever too much for Anthony."

Andy George - Relationship Manager at EBP and former NCS Team Leader

“Anthony delivered an interesting and inspiring talk to students on social enterprise, innovation and impact. He gave a fascinating insight into the world of social enterprise, his experiences and his social enterprise journey. It got the class thinking about setting up social enterprises in future to solve different problems. Anthony was engaging, passionate and knowledgable. ”

Andrea Caputo - Lecturer at University of Lincoln

"Anthony has done some fantastic work with Enactus Loughborough as a business adviser. From discussing with individual social enterprise teams to judging the final of a commercial competition, the Loughborough Apprentice, Anthony has been knowledgable, approachable and always ready to get stuck in. Anyone in need of business or social enterprise advice can look no further than Anthony Veluz!"

Ryan McGee - Vice President of Enactus Loughborough 2017-2018

“At first I was a bit unsure what to expect from a lecture on social enterprise as I had very little knowledge on the subject and wasn't really aware of its role within the business industry. Not only did Anthony make me feel very welcome but he took his time to explain the subject very clearly and with such an inspirational manner that I was interested in pursuing more information after the presentation. It was really interesting and Anthony clearly has an infectious love for the subject which he wants to share with everyone. I would highly recommend attending or just dropping an email as he always has time to give advice, thanks again!”

Vicky Flintoff - Student at University of Lincoln