Blog & Opinion

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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by stepheny.mayers 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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by stepheny.mayers 31 March 2017 - 2:57pm

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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Is compliance the answer for encouraging more... Read more

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by alexis.obrien 31 March 2017 - 11:52am

Professor James McCalman, Director, Centre for Strategy and Leadership, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, discusses the university’s latest scheme which sees students shadow a responsible business leader

There is an unspoken assumption these days that we can make great...

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by Jessica Rose 22 March 2017 - 5:25pm

“I’m clear. There’s a real commercial advantage to our work with ex-offenders.” says Scott Hill, Human Resources Director – Commercial at Interserve. “I get access to a huge pool of talent that a large percentage of employers aren’t even looking at. Some of the most highly skilled people I’ve...

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Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager @ BITC
by Samantha Di Talamo 21 March 2017 - 7:41am

Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, explains why veterans are one source of talent that businesses can't afford to miss out on.

Britain is in the grip of a skills crisis, with staff shortages across a variety of sectors from healthcare to...

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Finance Wales
by David Hoare 8 March 2017 - 8:00am

Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business.

Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our...

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by nora.koksal 6 March 2017 - 12:05pm

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week; a time for us to highlight the value of apprenticeships for businesses as well as their positive impact on society. Despite the Apprenticeship Levy coming into effect next month,...

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Dudley Soup
by James Martin 15 February 2017 - 11:19am

Andy Mullaney, Dudley's first Business Connector, writes about how working with an ‘innovative’ team at Dudley CVS was key to his role in creating new cross-sector partnerships during his year-long secondment to Business in the Community. 

Starting as Business Connector for Dudley in the...

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by Jane Wood 8 February 2017 - 9:12am

Jane Wood, Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, writes on the impact that players of People’s Postcode Lottery make to lives - including through Business in the Community

We value sharing our stories at Business in the Community Scotland and I always like to hear from...

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