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Cracking the productivity challenge

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UK productivity is, according to latest reports, at an all-time low. The impacts of this decline is being described as ‘Bigger than Brexit’ in terms of damage to the UK economy. A recent BBC article states that: “Today’s productivity figures are bad to the point of shocking.” It goes on to detail a fall in productivity of 0.5% in the first three months of the year taking “the UK economy’s ability to create wealth back below the level of 2007”. This is uninspiring reading for us all, as we face unprecedented challenges in business and on political, environmental and social levels.

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The Purposeful Company

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The Purposeful Company: Policy Report – Blueprint Statement

A Blueprint for Better Business warmly welcomes the publication of The Purposeful Company: Policy Report. We are glad to have been involved as contributors in this important project.

The opening two sections of the report describe the core beliefs and aims. They also describe what a purposeful company is, and why purpose is so important. The essential point, which is foundational also for our work at Blueprint, is the recognition that a purposeful company is fundamentally oriented to serving society, and where profit is seen as the outcome not the purpose. As the report states: “The purposeful company contributes meaningfully towards human betterment and creates long term value for all stakeholders”. A company is more than a web of transactions. It is a human community whose flourishing depends on, and is partly constituted by, the quality of relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and wider society. Read More

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Job Opportunity: Blueprint seeks Senior Business Professional

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A Blueprint for Better Business is seeking an experienced professional, with the appropriate experience, to drive forward our work with large corporates.

The key responsibilities as ‘Head of Corporate Relationships’ will involve maintaining our existing relationships within large corporate companies, and working closely with the Blueprint CEO in developing new relationships and contacts.

For more information see the attached job description.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to soulla.kyriacou@blueprintforbusiness.org

Closing date for applications: 17th March 2017

Job Opportunity – Head of Corporate Relationships