Our 12 Regional, National Councils and 16 policy Standing Committees meet every quarter. Engaging over 1000 senior business leaders from over 700 CBI member companies. Through this process our members have a direct say in what we do and how we do it, inputting ideas and evidence to direct our work.
The CBI is a not-for-profit membership organisation, founded by Royal Charter on 30 July 1965 when the British Employers’ Confederation, the Federation of British Industries and the National Association of British Manufacturers joined together to form the Confederation of British Industry.
The CBI is a Royal Charter organisation, governed by the CBI Council, which is comprised of all the members of the CBI’s Regional and National Councils, Standing Committees, Chairs’ Committee, President’s Committee and the CBI Board.
The key governance bodies at the CBI are chaired by the CBI President and meet quarterly:
The CBI is committed to conducting business in a responsible manner, supporting communities where we work and aligning our CSR priorities with pressing challenges.
Even as a small, not-for-profit organisation we endeavour to play a positive part in our community...
The CBI Employee volunteering policy allows all employees to volunteer with a charitable organisation of their choice for up to two days each year.
We believe volunteering strengthens links with the local community by sharing the knowledge, skills and time of our employees with many community organisations.
Supporting Charitable Causes
Greggs Breakfast Clubs
Across several regions we support Greggs Breakfast Clubs. By fundraising to provide a healthy and nutritious breakfast for children who would otherwise go to school on an empty tummy. Children are then well fed, happy and ready to learn, which increases their opportunity to thrive.
Irish News Critical Literacy Project
This project brings an invigorating selection of activities that offer a different way to challenge the knowledge and understanding of young readers while introducing them to the wonderful world of newspapers. Helping them understand the world around them and improve their literacy skills.
“As businesses grow, so does their opportunity to make a difference. Focusing on CSR makes good business sense.”
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director
For further information on how the CBI is run, managed and how it secures its mandate to speak as the voice of business, please download the relevant PDF.
Every year the CBI publishes its Annual Report which contains more information on our governance arrangements, key highlights from the year’s activities and details on our financial information. Every year our members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is used to elect the CBI Auditors annually, elect or re-elect CBI Board members and the CBI President and vote on a wide variety of resolutions.
The CBI is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, attracting and retaining diverse talent which reflects the members and communities we serve. Our Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reports show that, like many organisations, we have more work to do to ensure all roles in our business are diverse. We have identified a range of actions to further close the pay gap in the coming year, as part of our broader efforts to address diversity and inclusion.