A leading figure from one of Wolverhampton’s
largest employers will give business people an insight into one of
its successful initiatives at a prestigious annual
Professor Quentin Leiper CBE, Group Chief Engineer for Carillion
Plc, will present the 2009 Crystal Lecture, organised by the
University of Wolverhampton Business School and the Chartered
The event will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2009 at the
University’s Telford Campus in Priorslee, from 6pm.
Quentin has an international reputation for his expertise in
sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and
The lecture is entitled Corporate Social Responsibility:
Building the Business Case and the Business Benefits, and will draw
on Professor Leiper’s personal experience of leading Carillion’s
own highly regarded sustainability programme.
In the lecture, Quentin will discuss how corporate social
responsibility can deliver real long term advantages to
organisations and their stakeholders.
Dom Wilson, Dean of the University of Wolverhampton Business
School, said: “We are delighted to welcome Quentin Leiper, CBE as
the distinguished speaker for the 2009 Crystal Lecture, following
the Director General of the TUC last year. Quentin has chosen to
address the vitally important subject of Corporate Social
“CSR is high on the agendas of public and private sector
organisations reflecting the challenges of environmental
sustainability and managerial responsibility in global recession.
As the chief architect of Carillion's sustainability programme,
Quentin is at the centre of these controversial matters.
“The annual Crystal Lecture, now in its 16th year, is presented
jointly by the Chartered Management Institute and the University of
Wolverhampton Business School, reflecting the commitment of both
partners to the economic and managerial development of the West
Gerwyn Jones, Wolverhampton branch chair of the Chartered
Management Institute (CMI), said "CMI research indicates growing
public demand for information about the impacts a company has on
the society in which it operates. Professor Quentin Leiper has a
shown a real passion for the Corporate Social Responsibility and
managed to set this as a key part of the strategy of a commercially
driven FSTE 250 business, by demonstrating the real business
benefits of how things can be done alongside the day-to-day
business activities, plus can be sold to clients as a positive
“The Crystal lecture is a great opportunity to hear the business
benefits of CSR, which are applicable to companies of all sizes,
from Professor Leiper."
Places are limited, so pre-booking for the free event is
required. Please contact Marie Porello at the University’s on 01902
323874, or email email@example.com
There will be light refreshments at 6pm and the lecture is due
to start at 7pm.
Picture: Professor Quentin Leiper CBE, Group Chief Engineer for
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