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  Supporting employees back into the workplace
Posted by: simon.blake@mhfaengland.org - 07-24-2020, 11:19 AM - Forum: Supporting team members - Replies (2)

As we move into the next phase there will be lots of change and uncertainty - even when we are transitioning back into the workplace things will be different and we will need to engage staff to understand how best to support the transition and changes - we have started the process at MHFA England and have some ideas about how to do this successfully - if you have ideas or questions please do share them here.

  Supporting employees who are working from home
Posted by: simon.blake@mhfaengland.org - 07-24-2020, 11:12 AM - Forum: Supporting team members - Replies (2)

Lots of staff will be continuing to work from home for the forseesable future. MHFA England has produced guidance on supporting staff working from home and compiled a list of useful resources which you can find here https://mhfaengland.org/remote-working-resources/

I also blogged about what I learned from a month from working from home https://mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/ceo-...mon-blake/

If you have any questions about supporting staff who are working from home please do post them below!

  How Camden Hells Brewery stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
Posted by: Isabella Hernandez - 07-23-2020, 10:17 AM - Forum: Diversity and Inclusion - No Replies

At Camden we will:
- Ensure diversity and inclusion is transparent, and measured on our social and environmental performance with our recently submitted B Corp certification; an evaluation on how our operations and business model impact workers, community, environment, and customers
- Cover expenses for all of our employees to purchase educational material, and organise internal groups to discuss thoughts and learnings, and ideas we have collectively as a company
- Continue with mandatory ‘Unconscious Bias’ and ‘Equality & Diversity’ training for all Beer Team members, investing in seminars and courses throughout the year
- Encourage the Camden team to support local fundraising programmes or community outreach over 2 paid volunteering days each year
- Build diversity goals within our 5-year plan, with support and training for everyone in the company to be able to achieve this
- Offer mentoring and guidance to black people for advice on pursuing a career in the beer and brewing world, through programmes and working with others in the industry
- In line with previous charity fundraisers we have run, this June our Beer Team can choose to forgo their staff beer allowance and instead donate the monetary equivalent to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. We will match all donations made.

Read more here https://www.camdentownbrewery.com/news-a...ork-to-do/

  Tracking progress, measuring impact
Posted by: Isabella Hernandez - 07-22-2020, 04:02 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (1)

Top tips? Advice on what not to do? Where is your organisation up to with thinking on this?

  How can we support social enterprise community shop?
Posted by: Isabella Hernandez - 07-22-2020, 03:36 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (1)

Question for Gary @ Community Shop (brings together great value surplus food and personal development to build stronger individuals and more confident communities)

from yasmin.halai in our event Quick wins and best practise: climate change and social enterprise

"we'd love to see how we can work together with our homeless community through Nightwatch and the homeless charities we support countrywide. Let us know how we can help you and help give back"

  Normalising climate considerations
Posted by: Dave Hunter - 07-22-2020, 02:12 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (3)

I am interested in thoughts around how we normalise the conversation around this so it is not an 'environmental' issue but (as a speaker said) simply the context in which we are all doing business and how thinking about emissions and waste etc are naturally part of what is being considered in day to day business operations.

In our experience, at Bates Wells, we have had to artificially introduce it as a standing item in discussions but relatively quickly people are beginning to raise it automatically - without feeling they have to have all the answers, or that they will be thought odd for raising it.

  Quick wins for getting started
Posted by: Emily Darko - 07-22-2020, 02:11 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (2)

This breakout theme created a busy jamboard! Don't be scared to start small... what other tips stand out? What more info do you need? Check out related thread by Karen re resources

  Energy and water efficiency
Posted by: Emily Darko - 07-22-2020, 02:10 PM - Forum: Environment - No Replies

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  Resource efficiency and recycling
Posted by: Emily Darko - 07-22-2020, 02:08 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (2)

The conversation in the breakout room barely had time to start! What are your tips for nailing recycling? How have you maximised resource efficiency? Anything you'd advise others not to do?

  Can we pick our clients for their ecological credentials?
Posted by: JacquiMachin - 07-22-2020, 02:08 PM - Forum: Environment - Replies (3)

Hi, there was an interesting question in the chat that I thought I could kick off here,
"in your experience is the value chain a two way conversation yet - i.e. is PWC yet at the point where they will tell clients if they don't improve their ecological performance they may not be suitable clients for you to engage with?"
A great question - it is much easier for us to be able to pick our suppliers (and work with them to improve their environmental performance)! However, working with clients that have seriously negative impacts does pose a reputational risk to us, and I have seen us turn down or decide not to bid on work for this reason. We could always do more though and it's something I think about a lot - where should we draw the line - can we have more (net) positive impact in helping a bad business get better than in helping a good business stay good?
Would love to know others' thoughts on this!