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March Rewind: top five responsible business resources

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A roundup of key responsible business resources and activities published in March to keep you right up to date.

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Key resources published during March

  • Equal Parental Leave: BITC has published several resources this month to support employers with their gender equality policies.
    • Toolkit: Equal Parental Leave Developed by Business in the Community (BITC) and Bain & Co, this toolkit is designed to support employers’ journey towards gender equality. The toolkit supports conversations on why equal parental leave is important, highlights its costs and benefits and describes how best to implement a successful equal parental leave policy.
    • Workbook to define your road map and track progress and calculator that will help you understand the cost, as well as some of the associated benefits, of moving to an equal parental leave policy.
  • Factsheets: Regional Insights on Race A comprehensive analysis by region and nation of religion, languages spoken, demography and education, based on the 2021 census. These factsheets will help fully understand the changing representation of ethnically diverse communities in England and Wales.
    The factsheet for Scotland will be available when the 2022 census results are available later this year.

Climate Action Routemaps

Developed to support organisations to action three of the seven steps in Business in the Community’s Seven Steps for Climate Action.

  • Building Green Skills
    A routemap to support businesses in creating a plan to build skills and capabilities to deliver a fair and inclusive just transition.
  • Embracing Circular Economy Practices
    How businesses can reduce Scope 3 emissions and reduce waste while developing innovative products and services by creating a circular economy strategy.

Case study

Welsh Students Learn Invaluable Barclays LifeSkills Lessons

Pupils at Lliswerry High School, Wales have received ‘invaluable’ LifeSkills sessions from Barclays employees and BITC facilitators helping them prepare for life after education and get ready to enter the world of work.

Supporting Associate members

Knowing it can be difficult to prioritise health and wellbeing with a small workforce, our blog on health and wellbeing for small businesses offers five practical tips to improve your employee’s mental health.


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