Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) Partnerships

We are honoured to present the list of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses Partnerships: six equally trustworthy organisations that share our vision and who collaborate with us wherever appropriate. Explore below to learn more about the incredible organisations that make a difference alongside us and are rooted in similar core values.

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ASP - Association of Sustainability Practitioners

The Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) is a diverse and inclusive international community dedicated to learning and implementing sustainable practices in all areas of life. ASP brings together academics, consultants, artists, business professionals, and more, drawing upon diverse cultures and practices across generations. It provides a supportive and collaborative environment for these individuals to connect, share ideas, and explore innovative solutions for a sustainable future. ASP and ORB share similar aims and values, and our memberships overlap extensively. Together, we offer a range of opportunities, practices and support, on the basis of our co-inspiration. LEARN MORE

HES - Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society

ORB and the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society (HES) share a commitment to promoting ethical and sustainable business that contributes to the betterment of local communities and the planet as a whole. As collaborators, we work on initiatives that equip young adults with the knowledge, competencies, and skills to launch and sustain harmonious entrepreneurial ventures. Our shared values include a belief in the importance of micro businesses, including start ups, freelancers, and their role in contributing to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Through our collaboration, we aim to support ethical and responsible small businesses, showcase their achievements, and inspire other entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps. VISIT SITE

IAB - The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers

The Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB) is a global membership organisation and awarding body focused on raising the standards of bookkeeping, payroll, and finance through offering accredited training, ongoing support, and continuous development opportunities. IAB aligns its work and efforts in sustainability with the United Nations’ ‘Quality Education’, Sustainable Development Goal. ORB has developed an ESG course for IAB members. IAB members can also access aspects of ORB’s Responsible Business Standard at a concessionary rate. We will jointly inspire a generation of bookkeepers and finance professionals to pursue the triple bottom line approach. VISIT SITE

The Micro Business Alliance

Jill Poet, ORB’s CEO, is a founder member of Micro Business Alliance. The members collaborate and work together to represent better the views of micro businesses in Government level policymaking. This benefits all startups, self-employed people and micro business owners in England. The unincorporated alliance of organisations directly represents over 1.2 million micro businesses and indirectly 4 million micro businesses: 95% of private sector businesses in England. In partnership with the Micro Business Alliance, ORB strives to help micro businesses achieve the recognition and support they truly deserve. VISIT SITE

The Good Small Business Awards

The Good Small Business Awards is the UK’s first national business sustainability award exclusively for small businesses. Like us, The Good Small Business Awards celebrate the work of small and micro businesses doing the right things for people and the planet. Small businesses often make more of a positive impact than bigger counterparts. Our CEO Jill Poet was judge at the 2023 ceremony and will judge again in 2024. Our partnership encourages existing good small businesses to continue to strive and will open up the playing field for other small businesses to follow suit. Our existing members and their nominees will continue to discover our respective organisations and further the championing of small businesses and MICRO BUSINESSES, including sole proprietors, with embedded values. VISIT SITE

In Good Company

In Good Company is a premier guide for conscientious consumers who seek out ethical, small, local businesses. Their platform presents a handpicked selection that meets the teams’ high standard of ethics which importantly, can be seen in full on their website. ORB has partnered with In Good Company on the basis of our shared dedication to responsible business practices, displaying our mark against their qualifying businesses to help build consumer trust. VISIT SITE

If you represent a transparent, ethical and values-led organisation that has space for meaningful partnerships, please get in touch with us. To form Organisation for Responsible Businesses Partnerships, we gravitate toward micro business focused organisations and those with social value held at the same importance as environmental sustainability. We need to build a resilient society for the next generation, not cherry pick. 

Otherwise, why not see if membership is suitable for your organisation and get an inside taste of what we are about.