Social Responsibility

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?

Our vision

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

Additional well-being

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).

We will sign post opportunities to clinical entrepreneurs, via our comms and events.

To offer support, access to networks and resources regarding ethical, social and ecosystem considerations and values.  

We will sign post key networks and provide supportive resources.

To be one of the first organisations to learn from, check and celebrate accountability for the social impact of their  innovation or business: 

Expecting social responsibility to be within innovation ideas and aims , product life cycles and business plans from application process to end of year reports.

To capture the social impact and added benefits delivered by the clinical entrepreneurs.

This aims – along with celebrating the thank-you’s from clinical entrepreneurs –  to enable learning from excellence and data capture of programme benefits for learning, dissemination and reporting back to NHS England.

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.
  • Developing partnership with charities.
  • Free exchange of your skills and knowledge though mentoring schemes, guest lectures, teaching.

Being socially responsible

Further Reading and information


Contact Information

Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Essex, CM1 1SQ

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