Blog posts from Stephen Howard

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community

Ideas get better when shared: #RBWeek

by Stephen Howard 18 April 2016 - 9:51am

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community explains why he's calling on businesses to share their ideas this Responsible Business Week.


Why measuring social value makes business sense

by Stephen Howard 11 February 2016 - 8:48am

Stephen Howard, CEO of Business in the Community, discusses the social value of business and his hopes for business-wide measurement and refinement of these impacts.


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Our former Chairman checks out of Waitrose to pursue TV role

by Stephen Howard 22 October 2015 - 9:38am

Business in the Community's Chief Executive, Stephen Howard, reflects on Mark Price's time as Chairman of BITC and Managing Director of Waitrose. 

Our former Chairman and...

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business of the Community, taken at the 2012 BITC AGM

CSR is dead. Long live responsible business.

by Stephen Howard 14 October 2015 - 10:47am

Business in the Community Chief Executive Stephen Howard explains why he thinks it’s time for old school corporate social responsibility - CSR - to be replaced by integrated...

BITC's election response

by Stephen Howard 12 May 2015 - 5:08pm

Despite all major pollsters and commentators predicting another period of Coalition politics, the electorate delivered a clear majority for the Conservative party in the UK General...

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business of the Community, taken at the 2012 BITC AGM

Making education fair makes sense for all

by Stephen Howard 10 December 2014 - 10:19am

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, writes about the latest work from the Fair Education Alliance, their 'Report Card'.


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Yet another awareness week?

by Stephen Howard 31 March 2014 - 9:30am

I've been asked a few times in recent months why we need a Responsible Business Week, (writes Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of...

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Business in the Community's response to the 2014 budget

by Stephen Howard 19 March 2014 - 4:04pm

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, responds to the Budget 2014

It seems a long time since George Osborne’s first budget back in 2010, but as was...

Stephen Howard: My predictions for 2014

by Stephen Howard 15 January 2014 - 12:45pm

It seems a long time since the financial crisis erupted in 2007 and finally in this new year prospects are starting to look up. The Office of National Statistics tells us that an economic recovery...

Autumn Statement 2013: The Chancellor’s “Responsible” business opportunity

by Stephen Howard 6 December 2013 - 5:17pm

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, responds

With the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasting favourable levels of growth, the mid-year...

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Leaders need to think differently to measure social value

by Stephen Howard 7 November 2013 - 4:41pm

GreenMondays, as part of their Changemaker series, has collected the views of 194 leaders in corporate sustainability, looking at how business is putting a value on social programmes.


Profit isn’t a dirty word, but irresponsibility is

by Stephen Howard 3 October 2013 - 2:57pm

Responsible business has been a recurring theme across all of the political parties this year. Be it Vince Cable or Chuka Umunna calling for ‘responsible capitalism’ or David Cameron championing ‘...

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The UN Global Compact Report - a CEO paradox

by Stephen Howard 27 September 2013 - 4:59pm

The recent UN Global Compact Accenture report into CEO perspectives on sustainability brings to life the scale of the challenges and barriers preventing sustainability from truly being embedded...

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Award winners will inspire other companies and help rebuild public trust

by Stephen Howard 3 July 2013 - 10:18am

Business in the Community held its annual Responsible Business Awards last night, recognising companies...

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How do we bridge the gap between business and investors on responsibility?

by Stephen Howard 27 June 2013 - 3:29pm

We believe responsible business pays in the long term. While the evidence for this is never going to be 100% definitive, there is a weight of studies that support it – including a report...

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Corporate tax on G8 agenda: transparency is key to trust

by Stephen Howard 17 June 2013 - 9:50am

One of David Cameron’s central aims at this week’s G8 summit in Belfast is to build international...

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Beyond buzzwords: how to make values matter

by Stephen Howard 10 June 2013 - 6:00am

Over three fifths (63%) of managers have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published today (Monday 10 June) by the...

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My Give & Gain Day: Stephen Howard

by Stephen Howard 28 May 2013 - 9:41am

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, visited three projects on Give & Gain Day. Here are his reflections on the day.

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Stephen Howard: issues of mental health in the workplace

by Stephen Howard 10 May 2013 - 4:53pm

Stephen Howard, CEO, Business in the Community writes in the Guardian about the lack of transparency on mental health, progressive mental health policies and prioritising wellness and engagement...