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.

Global Relief and Resilience Hub

Business Unique Contribution II

Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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Business in the Community appoints Scottish lead for work across the Nations

8 June 2017 - 11:33am
Jane Wood, former Managing Director for Scotland / Director of External Affairs for BITC across the UK, has been promoted into the newly-created role of Executive Director of Membership and the Nations. Read more.

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...

George Best Belfast City Airport crowned Northern Ireland Responsible Business of the Year

6 June 2017 - 11:20am
More than 500 business leaders gathered for a glittering gala dinner to celebrate business as a force for good at the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland on Thursday 1 June. Gathering at Belfast Waterfront Hall, hundreds came to see Northern...

M&S plan to transform communities and become a zero-waste business

5 June 2017 - 2:37pm
Business in the Community is partnering with Marks & Spencer for a major community transformation programme as part of Plan A 2025 – a new plan forumlated by M&S to support 1,000 communities, help 10 million people live happier, healthier lives and convert M&S into a zero-waste business...
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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