The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has announced Tessa Jowell as keynote speaker for its upcoming corporate social responsibility (CSR) roadshows to be held across England as part of its Construction Industry Training board (CITB) funded programme, IMPACT.
The federation’s specialist training and business development unit, NFB Business & Skills, supported by the CITB, is hosting a series of IMPACT: CSR in construction events with the aim of helping SME contractors to develop, deliver and report on their CSR activities in a way that helps them achieve the benefits an effective corporate social responsibility strategy can bring.
Tessa, currently Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, will be a keynote speaker at the forthcoming roadshows in 2017. Tessa will discuss the importance of being a responsible business in the construction industry by focusing on investment in skills to support corporate social responsibility impacts.
As Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and the first in government to back the bid before becoming Olympics Minister, she worked to keep preparations on track for the London Olympics in 2012. With her political career spanning ministerial positions for Women, Public Health, Work and Pensions, and Regional Affairs, the NFB believe that Tessa will provide delegates attending the roadshows with valuable information to take away.
Registration is now open for the roadshows taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, London and Bristol. Other industry relevant and locally relevant speakers will also provide important knowledge on their experiences of CSR and how it is shaping both the sector and the procurement landscape. To register or learn more about the IMPACT programme, click here