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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The mutual benefit of schools partnering with business

6 April 2018 - 1:40pm
Rachel Saunders, Education Director at Business in the Community speaks of the success of business partnering with schools.  There has been an active debate, since CBI President Paul Dreschler’s speech at the ASCL conference, about the legitimate role of business in education.  If we are to have a...

Sexual misconduct and the charity sector

21 March 2018 - 10:12am
The recent media attention surrounding humanitarian organisations as a result of the Oxfam Sexual Harassment scandal during the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, has put a spotlight on the role of the charity sector in disaster and conflict situations, where those receiving aid are often extremely...
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Why we need men and women to #PressForProgress this International Women’s Day

8 March 2018 - 8:10am
Chloe Chambraud Director, Business in the Community Gender Equality campaign, speaks of the need for equality both at home and in the workplace if true parity is to be achieved.      Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is #PressForProgress, encouraging people to keep up the...

REC becomes Ban the Box employer

1 March 2018 - 10:32am
Ban the Box calls on UK employers to give ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process. Today we are delighted to announce REC,  the Recruitment and Employment Confederation as...

Employers of all sizes asked to share how they are addressing race diversity

21 February 2018 - 9:00am
Best Employers for Race 2018 Survey opened for entries Read more.
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Solving the challenge of plastic waste on the environment

1 February 2018 - 11:59am
On 31 January 2018, Business in the Community joined HRH The Prince of Wales and his International Sustainability Unit to discuss the challenge of plastic in the ocean. Read more.
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Thousands of Scottish youngsters benefit from skills for work and life

31 January 2018 - 2:42pm
More than 8,000 school children from across Scotland have taken part in LifeSkills workshops with the support of the team from Business in the Community Scotland and Barclays volunteers – with another 1,000 already booked. Read more.

We are at the heart of a revolution in how business, society and capitalism interconnect

25 January 2018 - 11:30am
BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on his time to date with BITC and finds a committed organisation that has never been more relevant than now. Towards the end of last year I attended our annual leadership summit in London. As a recent recruit to Business in the Community, it was the...
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New action plan launched to help employers act on rising in-work poverty

24 January 2018 - 7:43am
With financial concerns affecting the performance of workers across the UK, Business in the Community, with input from forward-thinking companies such as Starbucks, Royal Mail and integrated facilities management company Sodexo, has today launched an action plan for business to be part of the...

Why should we invest in teachers?

19 January 2018 - 11:04am
Ian Duffy, BP, and Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Ltd, discuss the challenges surrounding the retention of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).   Most readers will know that the UK is in the midst of an ongoing STEM skills shortage, particularly in...

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