How Blueprint came about:
Our work started in 2011 when we convened groups of senior business leaders and others from wider society to discuss the role of business in society. The discussions at that time focused on two concerns:
- Is it legal rather than is it right – the focus in business was business competence.
- A “divided life“ – some people were feeling they were expected to leave the best of their personal values and morals formed outside the workplace at the door when at work.
So the aim of the initiative became: Uniting corporate purpose and personal values to serve society.
A conference was held in 2012 which explored how corporate culture has become skewed, or perceived to be skewed, in one direction: towards the pursuit of short-term financial gain at the cost of personal dignity and the long-term benefits to business and society. The conference explored what a new blueprint might be that would allow a culture to flourish that better serves us all.
Following the conference a wider group of people became involved in developing the thinking and approach of Blueprint. Various working groups were formed with representatives from a wide range of businesses, NGOs, investors, academics, different faiths and other groups who work with business. The Framework to Guide Decision Making had been drafted for the conference and this was refined to take into account input from the wider group. This wider group fed into the development of Five Principles of a Purpose Driven Business which were finalised in 2014.
Since 2014 our work has developed in three phases:
Our Strategic Framework
- Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2022
- Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2021
- Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2020
- Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2019
- Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2018
Blueprint Trust – Final Accounts 2017
Blueprint Trust – Financial Statements – year end 30th April 2016
Blueprint Trust – Financial Statements to April 2015
- Blueprint Trust – Impact report – year ended 30 April 2022
- Blueprint Trust – Learning Evaluation – 2021
- Blueprint Trust – Impact report – year ended 30 April 2020
- Blueprint trust – Impact report – year ended 30 April 2019
Blueprint Trust – Impact report – year ended 30 April 2018
Blueprint Trust – Impact report – year ended 30 April 2017