February meetup: The power of effective listening

The Firefly Cellar Bar The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading

Poor listening costs everyone, whether in your personal interactions at home or at work. Everyone wants to be heard first which makes listening hard. In this session Emma will be exploring how to listen effectively and provide you with a toolkit of listening skills to use in all aspects of life – both work and […]

Ethical Reading webinar: Are there moral facts?


“It is wrong to bribe an official, and that’s a fact!” But is it? Suppose someone disagrees, perhaps because the bribe on offer is of very little value and offering it is the only way to get the work done. It seems there is no way of proving who is right. Are we still so […]

Join us at the launch of Reading’s innovative Ethical Recruitment Charter

Council Chamber Civic Offices Bridge Street, Reading

Come and explore what Reading’s innovative new Ethical Recruitment Charter has to offer! Ethical Reading, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, has developed a ‘gold standard’ for recruitment in our town. Based on the three pillars of Respect, Transparency, and Fairness, the Ethical Recruitment Charter provides support and advice to employers and a guarantee to […]

Urban trees, wellbeing and future generations (Reading Climate Festival)

Discover some of the many amazing benefits trees can bring to towns, especially for the wellbeing of their human inhabitants. Join Ethical Reading and Nature Nurture to discover the role trees play in our urban landscape, why we need more of them and how you can help. Natalie Ganpatsingh and Teresa Verney-Brookes will explore how […]

A Circular Route to a Net Zero Reading (Reading Climate Festival)

A panel discussion around how embracing circular economy principles could help Reading reach net zero.Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy includes a target to reduce its carbon emissions to reach net zero by 2030. That doesn’t just refer to the council but to the town as a whole. If we’re going to achieve that target, businesses will […]

COP26 Debrief: Global warming – Code Red for Humanity?

A Code Red for Humanity...World leaders will gather in Glasgow to discuss global warming and hopefully agree to secure global net zero emissions by 2050 and keep global warming to 1.5C. According to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, some climate change trends are now ‘irreversible for centuries to millennia’. The UN […]

What is your organisation doing about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

Central to business leadership are the moral decisions and responsibilities you take when it comes to your most important asset: your peopleIn this case study, Kath Shimmin, Blake Morgan's recently elected chairwoman for the Thames Valley law firm, will speak about how she has helped implement an EDI strategy which recognises, supports and promotes the […]

The Generation Z Workforce: Understanding their ‘needs’ and ‘wants’

Gen Z have different priorities about their workplaces - what are the implications for businesses and broader society?A wake up call for employers!Do you have vacancies you can't fill?Do you have people leaving - aka The Great Resignation?Do you want to attract younger employees - from the Generation Z?If you answered YES to any of […]

Workshop: Thriving at work – by design!

In too many organisations, health and wellbeing is seen as a ‘nice to have’ rather than core to business sustainability.The purpose of this one-day workshop is to transform the way individuals and organisations think about health and wellbeing.Extensive research shows that a strong, values based ethical workplace culture improves people’s health and well-being, drives up […]

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