Cultural challenges in responsible businesses: our roundtable

On 26 March, we welcomed sustainability enthusiasts to BKL to discuss cultural challenges and solutions for responsible businesses.

March was B Corp Month. As a B Corp, this was the perfect time for us to explore the different approaches to balancing profit and purpose.

Our guests

Thank you to all the guests who joined our sustainability & impact specialists:

  • Tom Petley, Co-Founder of Gaia
  • Jamie Palmer, Cofounder & CEO of Social Supermarket
  • Gavin Lendon, Founder & Sustainability Lead at Sustainology UK
  • Jasmin Ghoul, Head of People at HIVED
  • Manjot Heer, Investment Manager at Zeti

Special thanks to Rick Benfield (Sustainability Consultant at OCSO) for co-chairing.

What we discussed

Powered by our guests’ varied insights, our discussion included:

  • Having purposeful conversations with colleagues and clients about sustainability
  • Embedding sustainability in workplace culture
  • Shifting mindsets from thinking in financial quarters to thinking in decades
  • Navigating greenwashing
  • The value of B Corp certification for setting goals and measuring impact

Read our key takeaways here

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This year’s B Corp Month theme was This Way Forward. In that spirit, conversations like this help us to look ahead. With so many great insights from everyone around the table, we could have chatted for a lot longer… so we’ll have to do it again soon!

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Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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