Blog & Opinion

by Anonymous 19 May 2017 - 9:45am

The finance industry needs to work better together to serve a community beyond shareholders alone. The responsibility lies not with one link in the investment chain, but with the sector as a whole, as each area has their own part to play in driving change. Over 20 delegates from a...

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by Anonymous 27 April 2017 - 10:53am

Cybersecurity depends on many factors, not the least of which is people writes Javier Brias, Marketing & PR Manager, Secon Cyber Security

In 1993, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and proposed the creation of an Information Superhighway, the promise of a brave new...

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Ban the box
by Charlotte Gibb 16 May 2017 - 2:57pm

This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the criminal conviction tick box, and shines a light on the experiences of many job-seekers with criminal...

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by alexis.obrien 15 May 2017 - 12:35pm

Business in the Community’s Education team, together with their partners in the Black Country Consortium, have won the Careers & Enterprise Company’s West Midlands Region Award for their Passport to Employment project which is being delivered to...

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by Anonymous 5 May 2017 - 10:11am

Jenny Lincoln, Age Research and Policy Manager, Business in the Community, on the automation and the importance of (older) human workers

The UK’s economy is digitising and its population is ageing, both impacting the labour market and the nature of work. These trends are interconnected,...

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Issues:
by Anonymous 4 May 2017 - 1:53pm

Staff at Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate are after receiving royal recognition. The family business has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development – the pinnacle of achievement in the business world – in recognition of its...

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by Anonymous 3 May 2017 - 2:14pm

Business leaders took part in an all-day interactive workshop at Eastbury Community College in Barking on Wednesday 26 April, to help give young students the opportunity to realise their potential.

Bridging the Gap to Success had been ...

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by Anonymous 3 May 2017 - 11:30am

As part of Responsible Business Week and Business in the Community’s Future Proof campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group, we’ve been travelling across the UK bringing together groups of young people to assess the accessibility...

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by Anonymous 3 May 2017 - 11:12am

Kate Hilton, Head of Membership South at BITC, muses on the exciting opportunity of inclusive digital transformation

According to Wikipedia (the fount of all knowledge) I’m just young enough to be classed as a ‘Millennial’. Growing up, I have watched technology change the natural rhythm...

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by Anonymous 28 April 2017 - 5:01pm

April 24th 2017, Business in the Community’s #RBWeek kicked off with the Sustainable Business Model Conference: The Role of Responsible Business and Sustainable Business Model in a Digital Era, aiming to inspire and support businesses to embed Sustainable Business Models into their business...

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by Anonymous 28 April 2017 - 3:40pm

A large number of informative Community Conversations have taken place across the country during Responsible Business Week (24-28 April).

The first Community Conversation, organised by BITC, was #cumbriahour on Monday 24 April....

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by Anonymous 28 April 2017 - 11:40am

Adrian Fillingham, Project Manager at Canopus Solutions, an IT asset management recycling company based in Liverpool, discusses their eco-friendly initiative, which sees computer equipment recycled and shared amongst the community

All signs indicate that, regardless of Brexit, the UK...

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by Anonymous 27 April 2017 - 4:30pm

Young people are taking part in a nationwide series of 'Question Time' events held during this year's Responsible Business Week.

The interactive events are giving school pupils the opportunity to quiz local business leaders about responsible business in a panel format, and offering them ‘...

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by David Hoare 27 April 2017 - 8:30am

In RB Week, Dave Hoare from BITC Cymru considers the purpose of business and how a Dr Seuss story may have had it wrong all along.

There's a principle in business, that everybody knows is sound; it says the people with the money make the world go around. So I’m biggering my company, I'm...

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by David Hoare 26 April 2017 - 8:30am

In late March, the Royal British Legion in Wales supported a workshop with Business in the Community Cymru, leading Welsh employers and partners. It examined and discussed the veteran employment gap in Wales – and the role business can take to address it. Ant Metcalfe (Area Director, Royal...

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by webeditor 24 April 2017 - 7:14pm

Business in the Community and Accenture Strategy are urging businesses to provide all employees with digital skills training and lifelong learning to help them navigate the rapidly changing technological landscape.

This is one...

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by Anonymous 24 April 2017 - 11:19am

Futurist Tom Cheesewright, discusses why during a time of digital transformation - looking after your customers and keeping agile are both key 

Two years ago I was asked to give a guest lecture on the future kitchen. Kitchens have always been a low-volume, relatively high-value business. And...

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by Alistair Kerr 24 April 2017 - 9:00am

Susan Fouquier is Regional Managing Director of Business Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland and Chair of the Scottish National Action Plan for Responsible Business (SNAP-RB)

In the spring of 2016, I met with Business in the Community Scotland to hear more about a new, initiative designed...

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Alisdair Marks
by Alasdair Marks 7 April 2017 - 3:15pm

Alasdair Marks, Corporate Adviser at Business in the Community (BITC) on how organisations need to innovate in order to be sustainable

Five years ago I began a new career in sustainable business. It’s a relatively short period of time but the pace and scale of change in the world is...

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Cardiff Business School
by David Hoare 4 April 2017 - 9:00am

Sarah Lethbridge (Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School), considers the importance of innovation and collaboration in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital economy.

These are uncertain, challenging times. Brexit, now triggered but still undefined, looms large...

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