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.

Global Relief and Resilience Hub

Business Unique Contribution II

Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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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...
BITC Scotland chosen as Life Skills delivery partner

BITC Scotland has been named the new charity partner of LifeSkills created with Barclays

10 April 2017 - 9:00am
BITC Scotland will support the delivery of Barclays’ LifeSkills employability programme north of the border Read more.
Alisdair Marks

Innovating for sustainability

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 accelerating...

Jargon filled job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ stopping young people applying for their first job

5 April 2017 - 2:58pm
Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group has found. Over the past year, we've asked young people aged 16-24 to rate the accessibility of over...

Demonstrating resilience measures: BRE to showcase new resilient home

5 April 2017 - 10:06am
A new project at the Building Research Establishment will help demonstrate how clever design coupled with building, material and product innovation can help homeowners limit damage and recover quickly from flooding. Read more.

Supporting Local Resilience: BERG Local Resilience Pathfinder & Partnerships Project

4 April 2017 - 3:11pm
BERG is working in collaboration with Local Resilience Forum (LRF) and Partnerships (LRP) across the UK. We recognise the value of working in partnership to deliver effective support before, during and following emergencies. Read more.
BERG and HSBC Partnership

BERG’s 10 Minute Plan: How HSBC supports business resilience

4 April 2017 - 2:51pm
BERG established the 10 Minute Resilience Plan to help businesses prepare, respond and recover from the unexpected. BERG is working with influential companies to communicate the tool to all SMEs across the UK - even a small amount of proactive work can help safeguard businesses against risks. Just 10 minutes could make all the difference when disaster strikes. Read more.
Cardiff Business School

Be prepared - the future is unwritten

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 over the...

Marketplace Insights: March 2017 edition

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. Sign up to be alerted each time we publish a new edition of Marketplace Insights. Is compliance the answer for encouraging more purpose-led...


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