International Disaster Relief

The frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the coming decades, and globalisation means the impacts of those disasters on business are increasingly evident. Business is now being called upon to scale up its response to such events by internal and external stakeholders.

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Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100: CarbonClear's sixth report

What does excellence in sustainability reporting look like?

29 September 2016 - 8:05am
As Carbon Clear launches its sixth report on the sustainability reporting performance of the FTSE 100, its CEO Mark Chadwick discusses the four key traits that the top performing businesses share. 2016 Rankings For the third year in a row BT Group ranks first place. Marks and Spencer Group (M...
Dosbarth Busnes - Business Class

The needs of schools – what I've learned from Business Class

22 September 2016 - 1:30pm
With the announcement at the end of the last school term that over 60 Business Class partnerships in Wales have been established, nine involving Lloyds Banking Group, Richard Breeze, Relationship Manager, takes a moment to reflect on the lessons he's learning from schools in Wales. I’m proud that...
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Future Proofing the English regions

16 September 2016 - 4:29pm
Grace Mehanna, Director Talent and Skills, Business in the Community, and Chris Jones, CEO, The City & Guilds Group explain why businesses across England must take action to secure their future workforces. Help create the Future Proof blueprint for your area On 13 October, Business in the...

When it comes to work experience, it's quality that counts

12 September 2016 - 2:45pm
BITC Scotland Programme Manager Vivian Maeda explains why quality work experience is so crucial in developing the future workforce, and how the Food for Thought programme is helping with this. Quality work experience is one of many initiatives from Food for Thought.  If you'd like to get involved...
Cath Sermon, Employment Director, Business in the Community

Five trends that will help you win the fight for talent

9 September 2016 - 2:00pm
As the summer holidays end and businesses gear up for their autumn recruitment plans there is plenty of uncertainty about  what the low unemployment rate and Brexit will mean for recruitment and retention of talent. BITC’s Employment Director, Cath Sermon, takes a look at the key trends in...

The role of business in tackling poverty: Mitie’s perspective

8 September 2016 - 11:00am
Earlier this week, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) launched its strategy to solve UK poverty – the product of several years’ worth of research into the complex and underlying factors causing poverty in the UK. With...
Hannah Rowley, Marketplace Co-ordinator, Business in the Community

Are dinosaur brands doomed by disruption?

7 September 2016 - 12:04pm
Hannah Rowley, Marketplace Co-ordinator at BITC, is part of a team, currently working on a Purpose Toolkit to provide practical support for companies on the emerging agenda of corporate and brand purpose.  Here she take a look at some of the key areas bigger businesses should focus on to make sure...

As it happened: #WorldWaterWeek Twitter Chat

2 September 2016 - 2:07pm
As part of World Water Week 2016, we convened two of Business in the Community's Water-focussed programmes and campaigns for a Twitter chat on using water as a tool for sustainable growth. Using #WorldWaterWeek and on our...
Dr Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup

Putting water at the centre of a more sustainable future

31 August 2016 - 4:43pm
This World Water Week, Dr Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup and member of BITC's Water Taskforce, lends us his thoughts on how water challenges have become central to thinking about the effects climate change is having on populations around the world, and Arup's work on these challenges....
Kate Spooner, Head of Water, Business in the Community

Water: Collaborating for smart growth

30 August 2016 - 12:30pm
Kate Spooner is BITC’s new Head of Water, joining us after over a decade working on water issues across the globe. She will be working with companies to provide innovative solutions to UK water challenges, including supporting healthy ecosystems in the river catchments and reducing water risks in...


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