As the summer holidays end and businesses gear up for their autumn recruitment plans there is plenty of uncertainty about what the low unemployment rate and Brexit will mean for recruitment and retention of talent. BITC’s Employment Director, Cath Sermon, takes a look at the key trends in...Read more
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Hannah Rowley, Marketplace Co-ordinator at BITC, is part of a team, currently working on a Purpose Toolkit to provide practical support for companies on the emerging agenda of corporate and brand purpose. Here she take a look at some of the key areas bigger businesses should focus on to make...Read more
As part of World Water Week 2016, we convened two of Business in the Community's Water-focussed programmes and campaigns for a Twitter chat on using water as a tool for sustainable growth.
Using #WorldWaterWeek and ...Read more
This World Water Week, Dr Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup and member of BITC's Water Taskforce, lends us his thoughts on how water challenges have become central to thinking about the effects climate change is having on populations around the world, and Arup's work on these challenges...Read more
Kate Spooner is BITC’s new Head of Water, joining us after over a decade working on water issues across the globe. She will be working with companies to provide innovative solutions to UK water challenges, including supporting healthy ecosystems in the river catchments and reducing water risks...Read more
As World Water Week 2016 approaches, we spoke to Manila Water, winner of this year's Unilever Global Development Award for their Water for the Poor programme.
The theme for World Water Week 2016 is 'using water for sustainable growth'. This approach is pertinent to business, partly ...Read more
Fran Hughes is Director of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), which works with hotel companies across the globe to tackle social and environmental issues. As ITP prepares to launch a new water footprinting tool during World Water Week, Fran talked to us about the work it's doing, why...Read more
Siobhan O'Neill, Editor of Green Hotelier tells us what happens when you get 15 responsible businesses into a room with some of their strongest critics.
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) ...Read more
Our International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) helps tackle global youth unemployment.BITC and the international picture
According to the International Labour Organisation, there are 71 million...Read more
Carol Howells is manager of the Cowbridge branch of the Principality Building Society and lead a team in this year’s Give & Gain Day 2016 in Wales. This year was Carol’s first experience of Give & Gain Day and she attended BITC Cymru’s Team Leader training in the lead-up to the event....Read more
Carol Hall is manager of the Cowbridge branch of the Principality Building Society and lead a team in this year’s Give & Gain Day 2016 in Wales. This year was Carol’s first experience of Give & Gain Day and she attended BITC Cymru’s Team Leader training in the lead-up to the event.... Read more
Today, 8 August 2016, marks the date at which we have used as much natural resource as our planet can renew in the whole year. From here on out in 2016, we're overshooting.
Many of our member companies recognise that this cannot continue indefinitely and are adapting and responding to...Read more
Maria-Jose Subiela, Head of Strategic Advice and Solutions at BITC, gives her impressions of a Cambridge Sustainability Leadership Laboratory, run by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Twelve years ago I swapped a law career for a career in sustainability. Now I...Read more
iDT labs leverages technology to build and scale solutions to social issues in Sierra Leone. The company was co-founded by Salton Massally in 2013 when he was just 23, with a mission is to use ICT as a powerful medium of disseminating information and providing services to West Africans.... Read more
Karen Todd, Senior Manager, Zero Waste Sustainable Business at Asda, was the Chair of the judging panel for the Asda Environmental Leadership Award. We caught up with her and asked why her company thinks this award is so important.... Read more
Towards the end of last year, Business in the Community formed a new partnership with Evolve Housing + Support to deliver Ready for Work. We caught up with Tano, Evolve’s Work and Learning Manager, to hear how things are going.For those who don’t know, what is Evolve?
Evolve Housing +...Read more
Jane Wood, Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, explains why BITC Scotland has created a public briefing highlighting areas of common interest and opportunities for collaborative working with the new Scottish Cabinet
As a result of the Holyrood elections in May...Read more
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, gives her view on what today's European Union referendum result means for environmental sustainability in the UK.
It is strange to think that yesterday we were part of the European Union and today we are looking at an...Read more