Social responsibility and giving back within innovation CEP : The BASE principles.
What is meant by social responsibility:
Social responsibility refers to positive contribution of entrepreneurship and business to consciously provide additional benefit to add to community and society wellbeing, to empower and enable others, and to create charity or community partnerships.
Businesses, new innovations and their supply chains can have a major impact on society and surrounding ecosystems. The biggest problem being that some businesses are not accountable for their actions on society, human rights and ecosystems. There is a need for a culture of integrity, transparency, honesty as well as a commitment to ethical, fair and socially sustainable development. This can often start with adopting a social responsible business model for your innovation.
How is the NHS CEP is supporting Social Responsibility?
The programme, monitor and model, social and ethical accountability for innovations and projects. Innovations will be encouraged to follow BASE principals which are:
Benefit – additional benefit to that provided immediately by innovation
Social sustainability and community engagement
Ethical enablement, empowerment or education
Our commitment is to:
Support knowledge transfer regarding social accountability, additional benefits and empowering others, within the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP).
To offer support, access to networks and resources regarding ethical, social and ecosystem considerations and values.
To be one of the first organisations to learn from, check and celebrate accountability for the social impact of their innovation or business:
To capture the social impact and added benefits delivered by the clinical entrepreneurs.
The Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) aims to contribute to a wider goal to build global partnerships for sustainable development to improve human lives, societies and healthcare delivery. The programme aims to uphold, model and demonstrate socially responsible values and positive impact on society or ecosystem it works within.
How to get involved?
How do you give back and be more social responsible? Some suggestions are:
- Build a social responsible business model for your innovation.
- Consider your supply chain
- Developing partnerships with other social responsible organisations some examples in the programme are Hexitime, Arian Health, Shuri Network,
- Developing partnership with charities.
- Free exchange of your skills and knowledge though mentoring schemes, guest lectures, teaching.
Being socially responsible
Further Reading and information
TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE THROUGH INNOVATION