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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The Role of Responsible Business and Sustainable Business Models in a Digital Era.

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...

Community Conversations

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. Hosted by Katie Harper, Business Connector, Cumbria, the conversation...

Keeping IT in the community

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 government...

Teaching school pupils about responsible business

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 ‘real life...

Cyber security: mitigating threats in the workplace

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 world...

“There’s a principle in business”

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 biggering...

Addressing the veteran employment gap in Wales

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 British...

Business must take practical action to address the unintended consequences of digital transformation

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 of a series...

In this Brave New World, look after your customers

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 fairly...

Accepting the challenge: delivering inclusive growth through collaboration, ambition and leadership

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 to make a...


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