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by webeditor 11 February 2013 - 4:20pm

Santander are one of Business in the Community’s key partners, working with us on ways to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including sponsoring the Responsible Small Business of the Year Award.

We spoke to Sheralee Morris, Santander's Senior CSR Manager, about the Award, why...

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by webeditor 8 February 2013 - 4:25pm

By Laura Hazelwood, Paralegal with Business in the Community membercompany Wragge & Co LLP

Laura Hazelwood shares her experience of the pre placement training to become a business volunteer for ...

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BBC News looks at the perils of eating lunch at your desk
by webeditor 7 February 2013 - 5:17pm

BBC News looks at the perils of eating lunch at your desk and interviews Paul Winter of Ipswich Building Society who explains that encouraging staff to get out of the office at lunch time has helped reduce sickness absence and staff turnover.

Paul is BITC's East of England regional HRH...

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by webeditor 6 February 2013 - 12:00am

Steve Holliday on Business in the Community's Generation Talent Campaign.

by The London Team 1 February 2013 - 11:44am

We spoke to Carla Matthews, Marketing Director, Cluttons LLP and a member of the London Leadership Team, about why responsible business is important to her and her company. Read the full interview below.

Why is Responsible Business important to your company?

The earth has a finite...

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by The London Team 1 February 2013 - 11:05am

We spoke to Richard Hardie, Senior Adviser to UBS AG in the UK and a member of the London Leadership Team, about why responsible business is important to him and UBS. Read the full interview below:

Why is responsible business important to your company?

It is a major strand of the...

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by The London Team 1 February 2013 - 11:00am

We spoke to John Hayes, Chief Executive, Axis Europe and a member of the London Leadership Team, about why responsible business is important to him and his company.  Read the full interview below.

Why is responsible business important to your company?
Responsible Business is part of...

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Andrew Kail
by The London Team 1 February 2013 - 10:35am

We spoke to Andrew Kail, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a member of the London Leadership Team, about why responsible business is important to him and PwC.

Why is responsible business important to your company?

At PwC, our focus is on doing the “right thing”. This...

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by The London Team 1 February 2013 - 10:28am

We spoke to Tim Jones, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and a member of the London Leadership Team, about why responsible business is important to him and Freshfields.

Why is responsible business important to your company?

Freshfields is an international business but we have...

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by press 31 January 2013 - 10:16am

Source: Matt Lill, arc: building better business, and Simon Lee, Marketplace Sustainability

The Social Value Act will require public sector commissioners to look beyond the price of a contract, to consider wider economic, social and environmental value. This presents a major...

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by press 31 January 2013 - 10:07am

By Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK

As a result of The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, all English and Welsh public bodies now have to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of...

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by Edwina Hughes 29 January 2013 - 7:03pm

Seven minute film on what Alliance Boots is doing to reduce re-offending through employment.

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by Helen James 25 January 2013 - 12:00am

In the second in a series of interviews with our Game Changer Award winners, they tell us about sustainable travel and Business Class.

The Game Changers is a one-off Award to recognise individuals who have made a demonstrable contribution to integrating responsible business policy and...

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by webeditor 23 January 2013 - 12:07pm

Trust in business has declined globally in the past few years, but the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer shows this is recovering with 56% of 31,000 ‘informed’ individuals in 26 countries trusting business...

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by Hannah Shanks 22 January 2013 - 12:00am

Thursday night saw the launch of Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day, the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering.   Here's three perspectives from attendees of the event.

It is always inspirational to hear directly from companies and charities about the huge...

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by webeditor 22 January 2013 - 12:00am

Louise Aston, Business in the Community's Director of Workwell, gives her response to the Government's Fitness for Work report.

Last week saw the Government announce a new independent assessment and advisory service aimed at helping British businesses tackle long-term sickness and getting...

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Sunil Chopra, Vice President & Global Head of Sales, Tata Consultancy Services
by press 8 January 2013 - 12:00am

Sunil Chopra, Vice President & Global Head of Sales, Tata Consultancy Services talks about a possible future for employee volunteering.

For most of us, volunteering, the free offering of a service with no expectation of reward, is about human interaction.

It might involve...

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Sunil Chopra, Vice President & Global Head of Sales, Tata Consultancy Services
by press 7 January 2013 - 11:00pm

Sunil Chopra, Vice President and Global Head of Sales, Tata Consultancy Services, gives a view on the future of volunteering.

For most of us, volunteering, the free offering of a service with no expectation of reward, is about human interaction.

It might involve reading to a child...

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by Louise Aston 2 January 2013 - 2:30pm

Evidence shows that the management style of line managers is responsible for the performance of workforces and for the health of individuals. Here Professor Cary Cooper outlines the top 10 New Year resolutions that line managers can make to be better bosses and at the same time enhance employee...

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Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community
by Stephen Howard 18 December 2012 - 12:00am

The ongoing debate around taxation has highlighted once again that the consumer is the most important stakeholder for every businesses and that fairness, transparency and public trust are issues that every organisation must take seriously.

The issue of corporate tax is both contentious...

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