Last month, Asociat joined a coalition of over 200 businesses, who petitioned the House of Lords to reject the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – a bill which we collectively believed to be bad for business and bad for democracy.
On Monday 17th Jan 2022 there was good news (for now at least) from the House of Lords – the bill was significantly defeated; a triumph for the business campaigners and the many hundreds of thousands who have protested in the streets under the so called Kill the Bill banner. The signatories to an open letter to the Lords included Innocent Drinks, The Body Shop, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s – a company who impressively employ a Global Head of Activism. Asociat were proud to be among them.
A TV dragon also breathed fire into the campaign. Deborah Meaden was featured in the Evening Standard – her quote echoed the feelings of the coalition; “Giving voice to those who challenge and disrupt the status quo is an essential part of business. It creates a culture of innovation and leads to better ways of doing things. The same applies in society.”