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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High Streets are the UK’s shop window

25 April 2018 - 5:10pm
Jane Pritchard, Business in the Community's Enterprise Director, discusses how the state of high streets give us an insight into their local area. She argues that if we are to help local communities via their high streets, effective partnerships between the local community, business and local...

Wales needs a purpose beyond profit

25 April 2018 - 9:00am
As part of Responsible Business Week 2018, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru) considers the kind of business Wales needs.  Wales needs a purpose beyond profit if it is to succeed in this brave new world.  In a world of mistrust of institutions, experts, fake news and disconnection from the...

First Minister calls on responsible companies to help deliver prosperity for all

25 April 2018 - 9:00am
Speaking on the first day of Responsible Business Week, the First Minister Carwyn Jones called on responsible companies of all sizes and sectors to help deliver inclusive economic growth for all communities in Wales. Read more.
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New frontiers of innovation are creating major opportunities for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – and for patients

23 April 2018 - 3:48pm
As a global healthcare company, the biggest contribution GSK believes it can make to society is using its scientific and technical know-how to address health needs globally. Motivation  As a global healthcare company, the biggest contribution GSK...
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Harnessing digital technology to reduce natural disaster damage

20 April 2018 - 2:37pm
Fujitsu's global joint project to mitigate major natural disaster damage Natural disasters which are exacerbated by climate change, not only devastate key infrastructure but also ruin lives and perpetuate poverty. This was the motivation behind a partnership with...

Scottish responsible businesses meet with First Minister and pledge to back inclusive growth

19 April 2018 - 9:54pm
Joint working between public, private and third sectors is key to enhancing inclusive and sustainable growth, Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow has said following a discussion with senior business leaders, policy experts and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more.
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Widening the talent pool

18 April 2018 - 4:43pm
Linklaters LLP discusses the lessons learned about driving awareness and cultural change within the law firm Linklaters LLP is committed to widening access to the legal profession, but its initiatives have often been isolated within functions and geographies, meaning duplication, omission and...
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Rural community regeneration: Lifelong skills in the country

18 April 2018 - 2:48pm
Lori Douglas, Learning and Development Manager from Landmarc Support Services, on the challenges faced by rural employers and how these can be overcome to ensure they keep up with their urban counterparts and remain a ‘force for good’   For any organisation keen to demonstrate responsible business...
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Bristol City Council signals fair chance for ex-offenders with Ban the Box

13 April 2018 - 3:22pm
Bristol City Council has become the first local authority in the UK to become a Ban the Box employer, removing barriers to employment for people with criminal convictions. Read more.
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The Future Proof campaign is two years old!

11 April 2018 - 10:55am
When we started the Future Proof campaign two years ago, backed by the City & Guilds Group, youth unemployment was still stubbornly high. When we dug deeper into reasons...


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