Blog & Opinion

by Sandra Kerr 11 October 2017 - 8:48am

Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director applauds the government on the publication of the new website profiling ethnicity facts and figures but calls for employers of all sizes and stakeholders to collectively take action to progress true equality. 

Yesterday, (...

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by Louise Aston 4 October 2017 - 4:02am

 

 

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director shares her shock and anger at the statistics within the Mental Health at Work Report published today.  2017 has seen an unacceptable rise in the number of employees facing negative consequences from disclosing mental...

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ITP Four Goals
by Siobhan O'Neill 18 October 2017 - 1:44pm

Siobhan O'Neill, from the International Tourism Partnership, discusses how ITP's four Goals for 2030 will unite the hotel industry for a sustainable future

For 25 years ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – has been working with...

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by alexis.obrien 12 October 2017 - 11:17am

The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.

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by alexis.obrien 5 October 2017 - 12:32pm

Following Dr Peter Bonfield’s ‘The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan’ report published in September 2016, BERG has partnered with DEFRA to deliver the Property Flood Resilience Roundtable.  The Roundtable (chaired by Graham Brogden, Head of Technical Claims at Aviva and BERG Member) aims to...

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by David Hoare 4 October 2017 - 12:30pm

Stephen Stewart is the Distribution Director for SP Energy Networks and led a Prince's Seeing is Believing visit to Rhyl on Wednesday 4 October. The visit focussed on the role of employers in addressing long-term youth unemployment and included sessions at a local JobCentre Plus and secondary...

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by alexis.obrien 3 October 2017 - 3:26pm

The Prince’s Seeing is Believing brings together senior business leaders, enabling them to gain first hand insight into pressing social and environmental issues. Richard Flint, Chief Executive,...

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by David Hoare 22 September 2017 - 12:42pm

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got – so we changed things.   South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and Fire and Rescue Services across the UK have been historically white and male.  In 2017 they continue to be, with women representing less than... Read more

by Charlotte Gibb 13 September 2017 - 3:33pm

Like many people in their thirties, Jason was renting a house in Bristol and had made good friends with his housemates. But life took a turn for the worse when his landlord served them an eviction notice last minute, leaving Jason with nowhere to go. The 36 year old spent weeks sleeping on...

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by alexis.obrien 13 September 2017 - 2:43pm

Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, shares innovative examples of sustainable innovation

Closed-loop thinking is becoming more central in business, as more and more corporate leaders start to recognise both the environmental and financial...

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by Charlotte Gibb 12 September 2017 - 11:20am

Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM  Manager, Carillion

Liam got involved in Ready for Work when he was approached by his manager about the opportunity.

“They said they were looking for volunteers for the programme and I always love to...

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by Anonymous 24 August 2017 - 11:13am

Louise Lee, Principal, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, explains why on GCSE results day businesses need to look beyond letters and numbers in order to give young people the greatest start in life

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by Samantha Di Talamo 21 July 2017 - 9:33am

It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...

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SDG
by Sue Adkins 18 July 2017 - 4:57pm

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (The Goals or SDGs), provide a comprehensive framework for action, that must be taken to end extreme poverty, inequality and address climate change by 2030. According to research delivering The Goals has the potential to unlock $12 trillion in business...

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by Charlotte Gibb 15 July 2017 - 4:23pm

28-year-old Nathan has worked at Marks & Spencer HR Shared Services for all of his working life - an opportunity he wouldn't have found without the help of Business in the Community's partnership with Marks & Spencer. Now a long-established member of the M...

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by alexis.obrien 14 July 2017 - 10:37am

For We are Vista, being responsible isn’t an add on, it's incorporated into every job it delivers and every process it lives by

 

At the start of 2015, We are Vista set itself ambitious targets...

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by Anonymous 11 July 2017 - 10:17am

 

Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent business breakfast, designed to bring together smaller companies in Wales and get them involved in responsible business.

It's not about what you do or how big you are – it is about the impact...

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by Anonymous 11 July 2017 - 10:08am

Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) looks back at a past Members’ Forum event from June this year and considers the digital challenges facing companies in Wales.

140 characters on social media can move markets. A single teenager can access, albeit illegally...

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by alexis.obrien 10 July 2017 - 11:35am

 

The latest YouGov research reveals 52 per cent of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a week, dispose of their cup at work. Underpinned by insight into consumer coffee cup disposal habits, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company...

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by David Hoare 5 July 2017 - 3:20pm

Following the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru), reflects on the current and future role of business in Wales.

Business in the Community (BITC) was founded in 1982 in response to a facture in society – the riots in Toxteth and Brixton were...

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