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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Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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Who needs ethnicity facts and figures?

11 October 2017 - 8:48am
Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director applauds the government on the publication of the new website profiling ethnicity facts and figures but calls for employers of all sizes and stakeholders to collectively take action to progress true equality.  Yesterday, (10th...

The Cumbria Resilient Showcase: A Community Innovation project of the DEFRA Roundtable

5 October 2017 - 12:32pm
Following Dr Peter Bonfield’s ‘The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan’ report published in September 2016, BERG has partnered with DEFRA to deliver the Property Flood Resilience Roundtable.  The Roundtable (chaired by Graham Brogden, Head of Technical Claims at Aviva and BERG Member) aims to...

It is our responsibility to engage with communities and our shared challenges

4 October 2017 - 12:30pm
Stephen Stewart is the Distribution Director for SP Energy Networks and led a Prince's Seeing is Believing visit to Rhyl on Wednesday 4 October. The visit focussed on the role of employers in addressing long-term youth unemployment and included sessions at a local JobCentre Plus and secondary...
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Mental Health at Work and the elephant in the room

4 October 2017 - 4:02am
    Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director shares her shock and anger at the statistics within the Mental Health at Work Report published today.  2017 has seen an unacceptable rise in the number of employees facing negative consequences from disclosing mental health issues...

Seeing is Believing:Responsible Business - Ambition to Action

3 October 2017 - 3:26pm
The Prince’s Seeing is Believing brings together senior business leaders, enabling them to gain first hand insight into pressing social and environmental issues. Richard Flint, Chief Executive,...

Imbalance creates challenges – but great opportunities

22 September 2017 - 12:42pm
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got – so we changed things.   South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and Fire and Rescue Services across the UK have been historically white and male.  In 2017 they continue to be, with women representing less than...

Jason's story

13 September 2017 - 3:33pm
Like many people in their thirties, Jason was renting a house in Bristol and had made good friends with his housemates. But life took a turn for the worse when his landlord served them an eviction notice last minute, leaving Jason with nowhere to go. The 36 year old spent weeks sleeping on friend’s...

Finding the Circular Economy in unique places

13 September 2017 - 2:43pm
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, shares innovative examples of sustainable innovation Closed-loop thinking is becoming more central in business, as more and more corporate leaders start to recognise both the environmental and financial benefits of...

Two perspectives, one story: Ready for Work at Carillion's Southmead Hospital

12 September 2017 - 11:20am
Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM  Manager, Carillion Liam got involved in Ready for Work when he was approached by his manager about the opportunity. “They said they were looking for volunteers for the programme and I always love to give...

Why employers should look beyond the grades

24 August 2017 - 11:13am
Louise Lee, Principal, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, explains why on GCSE results day businesses need to look beyond letters and numbers in order to give young people the greatest start in life   It’s GCSE results day and young people all over the country will be finding out whether their hard work...


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