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The Great Business Debate - what our bloggers thought


The Great Business Debate is a campaign led by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to help build public confidence in business.

Did you know that only around half of people believe business makes a positive contribution to society? The Great Business Debate is on a mission to increase that figure throughout the campaign. 

They're doing this by: 

• Setting out the facts and combating myths about what business does and the contribution it makes.

• Encouraging people to give their views on business and where it needs to do more.

• Providing an opportunity for businesses to take part in a constructive conversation about what they do and how.

Our experiences of working life have a massive impact on our view of business. Companies of all sizes rely on their people for success, and want to make use of the best talents available. But there's an ongoing debate about whether employers are really doing enough to make sure that parents are supported to balance their family and work life, without having to sacrifice one for the other - so, they're after our views. 


The Great Business Debate campaign recently held a roundtable event with Mumsnet, bringing together our CEO Justine Roberts, business leaders and not-for-profit organisations to ask what more employers can do to make things easier for parents.

They also made sure the views of Mumsnetters were represented, using the comments they’d given them in a sponsored discussion on the same topic.

Two Mumsnet bloggers were invited along to join The Great Business Debate roundtable event, to listen and contribute to the discussion, and give their thoughts on the key challenges facing parents in the workplace, and what steps

businesses can take to address them.

Do have a read of their posts below, to see how it all unfolded. 



Last updated: 26-Nov-2014 at 7:26 PM