Business in the Community (BITC)’s specialist advisers provide consultancy support to your business by delivering targeted interventions, training, strategic change programmes, best practice and frameworks for action.
How we work
Bespoke – Our team of expert advisers work with you to understand your needs, designing solutions that work for your organisation’s ambitions.
Impact-led – Our consultancy and advice follow our theories of change for each issue within our Responsible Business Map and are aligned with our responsible business campaigns.
Experts by experience – Benefit from the expertise of our consultants, drawing from the best practice of leading organisations within our extensive membership of over 300 businesses, non-profits, and public sector organisations.
Intersectional – Our consultants consider the relationships between various issue areas and the skills within your organisation’s local economy for a comprehensive approach.
Our issue areas
Responsible Business Strategy and Purpose
Our Responsible Business Advisers support organisations with materiality assessments, including double materiality to help businesses with CSRD compliance. We also support with stakeholder engagement, governance and target setting. We work with companies to create, review and embed your organisational purpose and overarching responsible business strategy.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our Inclusion Advisers take an intersectional approach to supporting organisations with every element of equity, diversity and inclusion. We can help you go beyond protected characteristics into topics such as neurodiversity and socio-economic inclusion. Our issue area experts support organisations at a strategic level – reviewing strategies, policies and data collection. We also deliver a wide range of employee training and lunch-and-learn sessions on key inclusion topics, from race and conscious inclusion to social mobility and support for employee networks.
Health and Wellbeing
Our Wellbeing Advisers can work with you across the four pillars of workplace wellbeing: mental, physical, social and financial. Our experts provide strategic support for organisations through strategy reviews and advice on data collection. We also deliver health and wellbeing training for line managers and senior leaders to support the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Our Social Impact Advisers support organisations to maximise their positive impact, conducting needs analyses and engaging with stakeholders to develop effective partnerships for community engagement and volunteering strategies. Our issue area experts can help you maximise the positive impact you are having on your community (place-based or otherwise), and the social value you can deliver through new and prospective contracts.
Our Environment Advisers support public, private and third-sector organisations to set and work towards their net zero and environmental commitments. Our experts provide strategy creation and review support to help organisations tackle Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, make a just transition to net zero, and report against TCFD requirements. We also provide a range of training and workshops on net zero, circular economy and nature stewardship.
Training and workshops for staff – Engage your employees and senior leaders through our Advisory Team’s training sessions and workshops, fostering a safe environment for sharing and discussing thoughts and concerns.
Leadership support – Our advisers provide one-to-one coaching, supporting leaders to create leading responsible businesses and bringing together teams of leaders to align their ambitions and strategic goals.
Audits, analysis and benchmarking – Benefit from analyses and audits across responsible business areas, using expertise and best practices to enhance your organisation’s effectiveness.
Strategy creation and review – Our cross-issue area experts support organisations in reviewing and developing responsible business strategies, ensuring effective stakeholder engagement, communications, governance, and accountability.
Materiality and areas of focus – Let us guide you through materiality assessments, ensuring your responsible business priorities align with the demands of your stakeholders.
Events – Our issue area expert advisers deliver a range of events, from peer learning forums for organisations to share best practice, to roundtables on key responsible business topics.
Get in touch
If you are interested in our advisory services, please fill out the form below and a member of the team will get back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can provide a six-module training programme for professionals designing and delivering responsible business strategies and corporate responsibility programmes. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Our team of issue experts create advisory solutions, tools, and reports to meet your needs and help you embed the best of responsible business practice across your whole organisation
We offer short-term, targeted interventions, training or longer-term strategic change programmes as add-ons to your membership.
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