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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David Lammy Review into racial disparity in the criminal justice system

BITC’s response to David Lammy’s review into the treatment of BAME groups in the criminal justice system

8 September 2017 - 11:14am
Responding to David Lammy MP’s landmark review of the criminal justice system, Business in the Community said: Read more.
Food for Thought pupils

BITC Scotland to launch interactive cookery session for Scottish school pupils

7 September 2017 - 10:02am
BITC Scotland has partnered with renowned chef John Quigley, Tennent’s Training Academy and internet streaming service Video3 to live stream an interactive cookery session for school pupils across Scotland on 27 September 2017. Read more.
Paired Reading - volunteer with pupil

Paired Reading partnerships aim to boost literacy of Scottish primary school children

31 August 2017 - 10:33am
Dozens of adults are going back to school as part of a volunteer reading programme to help tackle inequalities in literacy among primary-aged children. Read more.
Alan Thornburrow - Director, BITC Scotland

Business in the Community Scotland appoints Alan Thornburrow as its new Director

28 August 2017 - 3:31pm
Alan Thornburrow joins BITC Scotland from Scottish Investment Operations (SIO), a membership body for the investment industry in Scotland. Read more.

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...
Keith Brown, MSP Scottish Government

BITC Scotland announced as supporting partner of sustainable finance conference

23 August 2017 - 9:49am
Held under the patronage of the Scottish Government, supported by the UK Government and hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) is an initiative of Middle East Global Advisors in strategic partnership with the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC). BITC Scotland will be a supporting partner. Read more.

Helping young people affected by crisis

18 August 2017 - 11:26am
This Saturday (19 August) is World Humanitarian Day – a day established by the UN to raise awareness and support for people affected by crises around the world. The Youth Career Initiative (...

Plastic whale goes on tour to raise awareness about ocean pollution

17 August 2017 - 11:36am
A 10-metre whale made entirely from plastic will be touring the UK this month to help raise awareness about ocean pollution, as part of Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic pollute the world’s oceans every year and if this...

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) publishes pay gaps strategy

15 August 2017 - 2:11pm | Source: Fair opportunities for all: A strategy to reduce pay gaps in Britain
Today (15th August 2017) the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published its strategy for reducing gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps. The strategy's recommendations include advertising all jobs for flexible working, reporting on ethnicity and disability pay gaps, and tackling...

Employee volunteering is not just for high days and holidays

11 August 2017 - 7:51am
Taking positive action in communities is a key part of being a responsible business. For companies of all sizes in Wales this can often take the form of employee volunteering - and for Wales & West Utilities it has developed into a long-term relationship with a local carers centre. Read more.


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