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Guest Speaker: Guen Donde 
Organisation: Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
ContentCSR, Business Ethics and the Stakeholder Theory

Guendalina completed a MSc in Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Trento (Italy). Since graduating, she collaborated in developing the Code of Ethics for the Italian Association of Management Consultants and worked for a European NGO based in Brussels with a focus on CSR-related topics.

She is the co-author of the IBE Survey Ethics at Work: 2015 Survey of Employees – Italy and the IBE Core Series Codes of Business Ethics: examples of good practice.


Guest Speaker(s): Robert Tate
Organisation: Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
ContentCSR, Business Ethics and the Stakeholder Theory

Prior to joining the IBE, Robert was the Principal Consultant, Engagement, at Business in the Community (BITC). He spent 20 years at Barclays in a wide variety of retail and commercial banking roles, culminating in four years as part of a group strategy and planning team, before deciding to switch sectors and put his corporate experience to good use in a not-for-profit context.

Ever since leaving Barclays in 2004 Robert has sought out roles that enable him to engage companies in a dialogue about acting with greater integrity towards their employees, the environment, their customers and wider society.

Previous roles include Head of Business Partnerships at In Kind Direct from 2004 – 2007 and a variety of senior management positions in Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) membership function where most recently, as Principal Consultant, Engagement, he led a strategic review of BITC’s training, advisory and benchmarking offer. He has extensive experience of recruiting, retaining and deepening engagement with corporate supporters.


Guest Speaker(s): Simon Webley
Organisation: Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
ContentEthics and Governance

Simon took up his present post in 1998 having been a consultant to the Institute since its founding in 1986. He has so far written eighteen studies for the Institute, his latest is: Codes of Business Ethics: a guide to developing and implementing an effective code (2016). In addition, he has contributed to numerous journals and books and regularly speaks at conferences in different parts of the world on applied business ethics. Simon also assists large international companies with advice, training and workshops.

In the 1950s, Simon obtained an honours degree in economics and political science at Trinity College, Dublin. After military service as an education officer in the Royal Air Force, he joined the economic research department of Reed Intern ational (now Reed Elsevier), a major paper and publishing organisation. In 196 2 he was appointed Group Information Officer (economics) in the public affairs department of the same company. From 1969-98, he was the founding director of the British-North American Research Association and UK Director of the British-North America Committee. Simon is a member of the ICC’s Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption and the BSI’s Anti Bribery Standard Panel.


Guest Speaker(s): Paul Taylor
Organisation: The LEGO Group
Content: Responsible Decision-making in a Global Corporation in the Context of Supplier Relations”

Paul is Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability and works for the LEGO Group within its Corporate Responsibility team. During his career so far, Paul has worked with various multinationals and governments to develop CO2 reduction programmes. He currently leads programmes with key suppliers that will improve their environmental performance.


Guest Speaker(s): Roisin Robertson
Organisation: Greenpeace

Content“Engaging with Environmental Issues through Non-violent Action”

Roisin Robertson has been a Greenpeace volunteer and activist for over 25 years, currently the Network Coordinator for Bromley. As SE London contact, she helped set up the SW and Southwark groups while chairing Greenwich. Arrested in Belgium for an action outside the EU about fishing quotas, active as an Orang-Utan in various campaigns against forest destruction, is a regular member of the Greenpeace festival team and is a GreenSpeaker presenting issues to schools, Colleges and Universities.


Guest Speaker(s): Chris Daniels
Organisation: Lloyds Bank

ContentFinancial Inclusion

Chris Daniels is a Manager and works in the area of financial inclusion and vulnerability at Lloyds Bank. He has worked in Lloyds Banking Group’s Responsible Business team for the past 18 months, focusing on financial inclusion and vulnerable customers. Chris leads group programmes on credit unions, identification and verification and thought leadership. Prior to this role, Chris has spent five years at Lloyds specialising in internal communications on change projects across the Group, as well as anti-money laundering due diligence. Chris has a B.A. Hons in Drama and English from the University of Winchester.


Guest Speaker(s): Lyla Patel Reynolds
Organisation: TRIAD
ContentHow the Textile Reuse Charity TRAID Offer an Alternative to the Fashion Industry”

Lyla is Head of Education at TRAID.  Lyla began working at TRAID as a volunteer over 10 years ago and now runs the Education program to enable the UK public to make more sustainable choices for their wardrobe. TRAID have raised over £30,000,000 to improve the environment, educate the UK public and fight global poverty.


Guest Speaker(s): Karin Iseman
Organisation: Consultant Specialist in Supply Chains
Content: Transparency in Supply Chains

Karin currently works as an Ethical Trading consultant, advising clients on their ethical trading policies and tracing and reviewing their supply chains. Her background comes from working in ethical trading within the UK high street fashion industry, where she last worked as the Ethical Trading manager for a UK retailer, responsible for their ethical trading and CSR programme. There she was responsible for creating and executing the company’s response to Section 54 in The Modern Slavery Act 2015.


Guest Speaker(s): Ian Stevens
Organisation: Network Rail
Content: Suicide Prevention: The Network Rail’s Partnership with the Samaritans

After 30 years in the rail industry as a frontline operator in September 2012 Ian became Network Rail’s and the rail industry’s lead for its suicide prevention programme. At a strategic level he is responsible for managing the industry’s award-winning partnership with Samaritans and its relationship with the British Transport Police’s Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Unit. At a working level, he brings the rail industry together to deliver its prevention programme.