We live in a world where it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face

The Responsible Business Company can help

Climate change, poverty, inequality, conflict – the issues are stark and can feel insurmountable. Yet the opportunities for becoming part of the solution are also greater than ever: we can instantly connect, collaborate and campaign for change.

At The Responsible Business Company, we don’t claim to have the answers to the world’s social and environmental challenges, and we don’t underestimate what it will take to effect lasting, transformative change. But we do believe that business can be a force for good and play a role in helping to solve these challenges

Many remain cynical about the role of big business. Public trust is understandably low, and deep measurable change has been slower than many would have liked. But, despite this, we think it’s unproductive to write all companies off as the ‘bad guys’ and prefer to ask: can we solve these challenges without the co-operation of the business world? Do we even want to try?

After all, what is this murky mass called business except a collection of people with the same beliefs, passion and desire to make a difference as the rest of us?

Running an ethical business doesn’t have to mean added expense, complication and be only about compliance. It can be fascinating, it can be profitable, and it can be fun. And when you get it right, it can also feel really, really good.


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The Responsible Business Company is a Buckinghamshire-based sustainability consultancy which supports clients to develop and promote their responsible business activities.

Our core services include:

Creating compelling communications

• Copy-writing and storytelling
• Content creation
• Communication bulletins
• Issue spotlights
• Reporting

Implementing effective risk and reputation management techniques

• Risk and issue management
• Risk reviews and recommendations
• Materiality assessments
• Governance
• Reputation tracking tools

Strategy development and project management from design to launch

• Strategy development and design
• Project planning
• Project implementation and delivery
• Stakeholder engagement
• Launch

Emma Young, Founder and Director

BA Hons, MICRS (Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability)

A certified member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Emma Young is a sustainability professional with ten years of experience at a UK and European level. As Head of Corporate Responsibility and Stakeholder Communications for O2 in the UK, she oversaw the day-to-day activities of responsible business and was also tasked with leading the development of O2’s first ever sustainability plan.


Emma has worked in multi-national companies in the UK and overseas for over eighteen years, starting on a general management graduate programme at British Airways. Her decision to specialise in corporate responsibility was born out of a desire to make a difference: a long-held desire which started, aged 8, with hectoring letters to leaders of State and lectures to her long-suffering family.

Combined with her corporate experience, Emma has also volunteered for various charities including War Child and Crisis, and, after eighteen months as a trustee, she’s currently a volunteer and Chair of the Communications Working Group at Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East. A personal passion is older peoples’ issues and she spent a decade befriending at a sheltered housing facility where she once managed to cram an entire Welsh male voice choir to put on a concert for the residents.


Emma has no doubt about the challenges the world is facing and the level of activation, agitation, and action needed to secure a better future. But she believes that with unstoppable spirit, enduring optimism and a healthy sense of humour, most things can be achieved.

You can find out plenty more on Linkedin or email emma@theresponsiblebusinesscompany.com

+44 (0) 7771 661185

Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire



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