Business sustainability and entrepreneurship

19 February, 9:00 - 11:30, virtual workshop via Zoom

The interactive, practical workshop will explore how financial and entrepreneurship education can help SMEs to survive during the Covid-19 and beyond the pandemic. The workshop delivered by Dr Mohamed Saeudy, University of Bedfordshire, Business School will explore challenges faced by SMEs and offer possible solutions for their businesses to make them sustainable.

By the end of the session participants will have an improved understanding about:

  • How COVID-19 pandemic has put the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the centre stage
  • How businesses could commercialise social and environmental opportunities
  • Case studies of sustainable business solutions
  • Developmental aspects of financial innovation and green funding
  • The role of social media in raising funds for SMEs
  • The role of financial innovation and entrepreneurship education to support SMEs

This workshop is part of the Regional Liaison Network's series of events and is co-hosted by the Small Business Charter and the University of Bedfordshire, Business School.

Facilitated by:

Dr Mohamed Saeudy
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Director of Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics

University of Bedfordshire, Business School

  9.00 am   Welcome

  9:10 am   Introduction to contemporary business challenges and business sustainability

 10:10 am  Break

 10:20 am   Introduction to financial entrepreneurship and a group task        

 11:20 am   Concluding thoughts and discussion

 11:30 am   Close

Facilitated by:
Dr Mohamed Saeudy, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Director of Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics, University of Bedfordshire Business School

Dr Mohamed Saeudy
Senior Lecturer in Accounting,
Finance and Director of Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics

University of Bedfordshire, Business School

Dr Mohamed Saeudy is a senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and Director of Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics (Res CAFE). His research area is sustainable accounting and finance. He helps designed many postgraduate courses to develop accounting and finance tools to manage the contemporary challenges of sustainable development such as big data, data analytics, climate change, modern slavery, UN SDGs, human rights and ecological biodiversity. He develops social media tools e.g. blogs to explore how business organisations could make business opportunities and profit from considering social and environmental activities. He also developed innovative academic courses on DBA, Green Accounting, Sustainable Finance and Financial Entrepreneurship. These courses covered many contemporary topics ranging from corporate governance to sustainable business strategies and policies. In addition, Dr Saeudy provides professional consultancies for many business organisations in the UK and overseas in the field of sustainable business solutions, entrepreneurial finance, green finance, risk management and virtual business innovation.

 

This workshop is part of the Regional Liaison Network's series of events and is co-hosted by the Small Business Charter and the University of Bedfordshire, Business School.

The workshop will be of particular value to organisations (universities, small businesses and business support agencies) operating in the East Midlands, West Midland, Scotland and London. Specifically:

From business schools:

  • Academic staff
  • PhD researchers
  • Research centre leaders

 From small business and the wider community:

  • Professional services leaders
  • Business consultants
  • Sustainability leaders and champions
  • Business development leaders
  • Social impact campaigners

In order to make Regional Liaison Network events practicable we charge a fee of £30 per person.

Attendance is restricted to SBC award holding business schools, members of the Chartered ABS and representatives of their 'parent' universities. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend please contact Meenal Datar meenal.datar@charteredabs.org

SBC award holding schools directory

Chartered ABS member directory

For each event we can offer a small number of complementary passes and these will normally be allocated to representatives of small businesses. If you would like to apply for a complementary pass please contact Meenal Datar meenal.datar@charteredabs.org.

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The Regional Liaison Network is comprised of representatives of Small Business Charter Award holding schools.

Launched in November 2020 the primary purpose of the Network is to develop and host a series of events across the UK that facilitate knowledge exchange between SBC schools, and provide opportunities for SBC schools to connect with small businesses and other stakeholders.

Events hosted by the Regional Liaison Network are open to all members of the Chartered ABS and representatives of small businesses. Each event has a strong regional dimension and is designed to reflect the particular needs and areas of interest of local and regional business communities.

Currently there are 18 members of the Regional Liaison Network. Click here for further details.

Delivered as part of the Regional Liaison Network

Co-hosted by:

At the University of Bedfordshire Business School our view on business education is international and practice-driven. Business practitioners face problems unique to their organisations which are often complex and ambiguous – particularly in the context of global/international issues. Theoretical academic models may not always apply. It is here that practice intelligence becomes important.
We strive to:
• Develop creative thinkers, business leaders, intelligent practitioners and designers of futures
• Develop applied research skills and mind sets in our graduates as future entrepreneurs and business leaders
• Embed a nuanced understanding of international contemporary business curricula
• Deliver a superior and distinctive student experience

We are the first Business School in the United Kingdom to go through the Business School Impact System (BSIS) process, which enables Business Schools to measure their impact on the world around them.

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