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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Work is changing

13 June 2017 - 10:28am
With significant changes in demographics impacting all kinds of companies and workplaces, Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on the changing nature of work. When we think about flexible working, we think of new parents returning to work or we think about carers. But...
Power of positive shopping

The Power of Positive Shopping

12 June 2017 - 10:40am
Jane Langley, Founder and Curator of on her campaign to connect makers, retailers and shoppers   Despite the fact that the UK is a global leader in the creative industries generating £87.4bn a year for the UK economy, our sustainable local makers, designers and artisans struggle to...

Having better conversations

9 June 2017 - 12:16pm
Jill Salter (Head of Community Impact, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent Community Conversation event held in Newport in May and the importance of having good conversations. Companies that take the time to understand the challenges, issues and opportunities that exist in their...

How volunteering helps communities to connect

7 June 2017 - 4:42pm
As Volunteers' Week draws to a close, it is important to both thank people for the amazing work that they do as volunteers, and highlight the on-going support they provide throughout the year. At Business in the Community, volunteering is at the heart of...

Facing up to Automation – Responsibly

7 June 2017 - 9:51am
John Williams, Director of Digital Strategy at ILM, on how businesses should face up to automation responsibly “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an...

Share Your Pledge Day

6 June 2017 - 3:26pm
  Share Your Pledge Day, will be taking place on 7 June (Wednesday) as part of National Volunteers' Week, in a bid to promote positive social action among 10-20 year-olds. People and organisations across...
Stephen Farrant, Director of Environment and Marketplace Solutions

The world moves on – with or without America

5 June 2017 - 12:27pm
I know I was not alone in feeling dismay and anger as I watched US president Trump announce that the USA would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement of 2015 (the historic moment when 195 countries came together to commit to limiting average global temperature rises to well within 2 degrees of the...

Could my company be at risk of indirect discrimination if...?

1 June 2017 - 4:22pm automatically excludes people with criminal convictions? This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to explore, in light of the disproportionate representation of BAME groups throughout the criminal justice system. Their answer, in short, was yes – there are “no...

Marketplace Insights: June 2017 edition

1 June 2017 - 11:13am
The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team. Sign up to be alerted each time we publish a new edition of Marketplace Insights. Marketplace insights at a glance A new report from edie...

Are Responsible Investors able to change the financial system?

19 May 2017 - 9:45am
The finance industry needs to work better together to serve a community beyond shareholders alone. The responsibility lies not with one link in the investment chain, but with the sector as a whole, as each area has their own part to play in driving change. Over 20 delegates from a variety of...


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