Embracing citizenship and civil society

Tuesday 30 May 2006

Lord Hastings, the BBC’s head of corporate social responsibility, will deliver a Sustainable Development Leadership Lecture at the University of St Andrews today (Wednesday 31st May 2006).

Lord Hastings will talk about the way the BBC and other high-profile organisations are embracing citizenship and civil society.

The former government adviser will discuss how the BBC handles the economic, social and environmental impact of its business affairs. He will also explore how corporate social responsibility is being used as an effective framework for improved business efficiency, innovation, enterprise and profitability.

The Sustainable Development leadership lecture has been organised by the Sustainable Development Research Centre in Forres, supported by UHI Millennium Institute, the University of St Andrews and Forward Scotland, the national organisation for promoting the sustainable use of resources.

Michael Hastings CBE is the second high profile speaker in the series – Jonathan Porritt, programme director of Forum for the Future and chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, was the first.

In 2003 Lord Hastings was awarded the CBE for services to crime reduction after 14 years with Crime Concern and nine as chairman. He assumed his seat in the House of Lords in December last year after being awarded an independent cross-bench peerage.


For further information, contact: Wendy Galloway at the SDRC on 01309 678111 or e-mail [email protected]

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