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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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...
Manila Water

How Manila Water are embracing sustainable development

22 August 2016 - 6:00am
As World Water Week 2016 approaches, we spoke to Manila Water, winner of this year's Unilever Global Development Award for their Water for the Poor programme. The theme for World Water Week 2016 is 'using water for sustainable growth'. This approach is pertinent to business, partly because of the...
Fran Hughes, Director, International Tourism Partnership

Director spotlight: Fran Hughes of the International Tourism Partnership

19 August 2016 - 5:14pm
Fran Hughes is Director of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), which works with hotel companies across the globe to tackle social and environmental issues.  As ITP prepares to launch a new water footprinting tool during World Water Week, Fran talked to us about the work it's doing, why the...
Siobhan O'Neill, Editor of Green Hotelier and Comms Manager, ITP

How facing the critics helped hotels drive sustainability: The development of the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative

17 August 2016 - 9:49am
Siobhan O'Neill, Editor of Green Hotelier tells us what happens when you get 15 responsible businesses into a room with some of their strongest critics. The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) drives...

Ranjeet’s Story – From YCI Delhi to Dubai

12 August 2016 - 4:22pm
Our International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) helps tackle global youth unemployment. BITC and the international picture According to the International Labour Organisation, there are 71 million unemployed...

Give & Gain Day Wales: “To coin a phrase, just do it”

10 August 2016 - 5:17pm
Carol Howells is manager of the Cowbridge branch of the Principality Building Society and lead a team in this year’s Give & Gain Day 2016 in Wales. This year was Carol’s first experience of Give & Gain Day and she attended BITC Cymru’s Team Leader training in the lead-up to the event. Carol...

Give & Gain Day Wales: “To coin a phrase, just do it”

10 August 2016 - 5:17pm
Carol Hall is manager of the Cowbridge branch of the Principality Building Society and lead a team in this year’s Give & Gain Day 2016 in Wales. This year was Carol’s first experience of Give & Gain Day and she attended BITC Cymru’s Team Leader training in the lead-up to the event. Carol...

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