Blog & Opinion

The Education Award Infographic
by Susie Perrett 6 June 2016 - 11:34am

Susie Perrett, Director for Education, gives her analysis of the trends shown by the entries to this year's Education Award entries. 

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The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award infographic
by Grace Mehanna 3 June 2016 - 5:11pm

Grace Mehanna, Campaign Director, Talent and Skills at Business in the Community considers what this year's entrants to the Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award show.

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The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award infographic
by Louise Aston 3 June 2016 - 4:31pm

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, takes a look at the trends apparent from this year's entrants to the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award.

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by Ethel Maldonado 31 May 2016 - 1:14pm

During Responsible Business Week, UBS – a CommunityMark company – hosted a learning and networking event that looked at the intricacies and opportunities associated with Social Investment. We have summarised UBS’s...

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Meet Steve: Ready for Work personal story
by Charlotte Gibb 31 May 2016 - 10:18am

Life was normal for Steve* – he had a good job and was able to provide for his family. But when his marriage broke down he became depressed and unable to hold down a job. Despite a good education and a wealth of experience, he struggled to get back into work. All this changed when he was...

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by Samantha Di Talamo 26 May 2016 - 11:00am

As the Invictus Games has once again thrown a spotlight on the bravery and determination of our Armed Forces, Sam Di Talamo, Work Inclusion Communications Manager at BITC, takes a look at the businesses giving opportunities to those who have left the military. 

When you think of an ideal...

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by Hannah Shanks 16 May 2016 - 2:30pm

Neil Worrall is a Director in JLL’s Property & Asset Management team and has been organising team volunteering events for the past four years. Here he explains why the answer to inspiration is employee volunteering.

Simon Sinek is an optimist and author who gave a TED talk in 2010...

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by Charlotte Gibb 12 May 2016 - 4:09pm

In 2012, Aygun had to flee her home country and seek refugee status in the UK. Now she dresses windows in Birmingham’s flagship M&S store. This is her story.

My name is Aygun. After completing my degree in Marketing in Wales, I went back home to Baku, Azerbaijan. After a few months of...

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Bert van Son, Chief Executive, MUD Jeans
by Ann Kelly 9 May 2016 - 2:46pm

Bert van Son started MUD Jeans in 2012, aiming to make sustainable, stylish clothes using circular economy principles.   Before his appearance at our Business Unusual Conference in May we caught up with him to ask about conscious consumers,...

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by Les Ratcliffe 9 May 2016 - 12:39pm

With judging underway on this year's Awards, Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover and former Award judge shares the tips he picked up from sitting on the other side of the judging table.

Having experienced the pleasure of winning a Business in the Community...

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by Theo Harrison 27 April 2016 - 4:46pm

British Airways were just one of many Business in the Community member companies that were active in Responsible Business Week 2016. From volunteering to football, golf and an entire marathon, British Airways and their staff around the world got involved to help share their ideas for good and...

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by Charlotte Gibb 27 April 2016 - 3:33pm

Signing up to Business in the Community’s Ready for Work programme finally put an end to Charn’s year-long search for a job. Now, happily employed with leading retailer Marks and Spencer, Charn feels like her life is back on track and she’s excited about what the future holds.

Thanks to...

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by Lisa Basford 27 April 2016 - 10:49am

 

Lisa Basford, Director Corporate Responsibility has blogged for us on how the group is developing hospitality skills through the IHG® Academy, their unique education programme.

At InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), we understand how enhancing skills can deliver commercial...

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by Alistair Kerr 25 April 2016 - 3:00pm

Dr Cynthia Fry, programme manager for the Scotland’s Skilled Workforce Leadership Group, explains why holiday hunger is an issue that effects everyone and what businesses can do to address it.

Today in Scotland 1 in 4 children are growing up malnourished. It’s a depressing statistic and...

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Participants on an Earthwatch training programme - credit: Earthwatch
by Zoe Greenwood 22 April 2016 - 10:31am

Zoe Greenwood, Senior Learning Manager at Earthwatch and student with the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria writes about the huge effect immersive sustainability learning programmes can have on company cultures. 

Serving the environment and society is a...

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by David Hoare 22 April 2016 - 8:02am

For Responsible Business Week, the Director of Mind Cymru Sara Moseley, considers the importance of a mentally healthy workplace – and how companies can achieve it.

Right now, one in six employees is dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress. Mind Cymru...

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by Ann Kelly 21 April 2016 - 11:04am

As Carillion host a Community Investment Showcase for Responsible Business Week, demonstrating how their involvement in the community in the Kings Cross area is directly helping community projects tackle pressing social issues, David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion writes on the...

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by Samantha Di Talamo 21 April 2016 - 8:00am

This year's Responsible Business Week is all about collaboration - because we believe that good ideas get better when shared. That's why this week the Work Inclusion team are celebrating some of the champions of responsible employment working with Business in the Community.

One of these...

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Standard Life logo
by Ann Kelly 20 April 2016 - 2:43pm

Sandy Begbie, Chief People Officer, Standard Life was a panellist on the Connecting the Unconnected event at BITC's Responsible Business Week Hub event, speaking on how his company is changing its processes to break down barriers to social mobility. 

Here he gives an account of what...

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by Samantha Di Talamo 20 April 2016 - 8:00am

This year's Responsible Business Week is all about collaboration - because we believe that good ideas get better when shared. That's why this week the Work Inclusion team are celebrating some of the champions of responsible employment working with Business in the Community.

One of these...

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