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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BITC Scotland welcomes Scottish Parliament’s gender pay gap report

28 June 2017 - 10:09am
Business in the Community Scotland has welcomed a report published by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee on gender pay gap. Read more.
The Red Cross is co-ordinating business support in aid of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster

Grenfell Tower fire: how businesses are helping those affected

23 June 2017 - 1:11pm
Business in the Community and its member companies are lending support to those impacted by the tragic events surrounding the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Read more.
Val Proctor, Former HR Director at the Go-Ahead Group

Incorporating veterans into your hiring strategy

23 June 2017 - 9:00am
Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Former Group HR Director of The Go-Ahead Group, Val Proctor, shares her experiences of building a veteran employment programme.  As an HR Director, much of my career has been focused on building a diverse and productive workforce that reflects the customer base it serves...
7 ways you can improve social mobility in your business

7 ways you can improve social mobility in your business

22 June 2017 - 2:50pm
This week the government published its first ever Social Mobility Employer Index to announce the top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility within the workplace. With many ...

Business in the Community's call to the next Government

21 June 2017 - 10:34am
Dear Prime Minister, We know there are many challenges for the next Parliament but we believe so much could be achieved for our nation and local communities if government works closely with business to create the policy environment that enables them to be the best they can possibly be at...

The Global Disaster Relief and Resilience Hub

19 June 2017 - 2:34pm
The Hub alerts businesses and humanitarian organisations to crises as they develop and helps to facilitate long-lasting relationships by strengthening both business to humanitarian, and business to business collaboration. Read more.

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 BluePatch.org 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...

Seeing is Believing Visit: Reducing Re-offending through Business action

9 June 2017 - 3:43pm
While the nation was getting ready for the snap election on Thursday 8 June, business leaders headed off to HMP Thorn Cross in Warrington on a Seeing is Believing visit to look at how they can reduce re-offending. The day was led by James Timpson, Chief Executive, Timpson. “As leaders, we have a...

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...

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