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Charitable leadership

“Yea, he who is a true king of men, will not say to himself, ‘Lo! I am worthy to be crowned with laurels;’ but rather will he say to himself, ‘What more is there that I may do to make the world the better because of my endeavours?” ― Howard Pyle, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Leadership is more thank just showing up being the boss. It is about leading the way towards growth and evolvement. A leader is a role model in their community. Charitable leadership is not about being everything to everybody, but showing up as someone to somebody. It is an opportunity to bring teams together to do something beyond their own selves and to show up in their communities as role models themselves. The benefits from authentic social engagements by companies is immeasurable, both for the object of their engagement and for the stakeholders.

Leadership is shifting from bringing return to shareholders towards bringing benefits and returns to people and planet as well as shareholders. In this new paradigm, as we incorporate greater values into the purposes of our businesses, charitable leadership will be second nature, so now is as good a time as any to take action and show up as a role model for others to follow.

About CEO Sleepout UK:

CEO Sleepout UK brings business leaders together to spend a night sleeping outdoors. Together we’re uniting to fight homelessness in cities across the UK.

Join a CEO sleepout in a city near you!

We hold CEO Sleepout events the length of the UK. You’ll spend a night sleeping outdoors alongside your fellow business leaders, business owners, directors and c-suite execs. All you need is a big heart and a sleeping bag – and be willing raise big money to fund frontline projects that fight homelessness and change lives.

CEO Sleepout has raised £3 million to date, which has been put to work by charities working at the front line of homelessness UK-wide. To get involved, join a CEO Sleepout event near you:

About Bianca Robinson:

Bianca a New Zealander who has spent the last 20 years living on a cliff top overlooking the North Sea.

She is the CEO of The CEO Sleepout, which brings business leaders together for one night to raise big money for charities on the frontline of homelessness, but also to unlock a greater understanding of why creating lasting social value is critical among those who have the power to create a fairer society.

As a campaigner for social justice, especially when it comes to the power business leaders hold to be a force for change, she aims to move business leaders to bake social value into their policies, procedures and actions in ways that strengthen communities and society.


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