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

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Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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Ex-offenders: a new source of talent for facilities management

22 March 2017 - 5:25pm
“I’m clear. There’s a real commercial advantage to our work with ex-offenders.” says Scott Hill, Human Resources Director – Commercial at Interserve. “I get access to a huge pool of talent that a large percentage of employers aren’t even looking at. Some of the most highly skilled people I’ve ever...
Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager @ BITC

Why ex-military talent is one answer to the skills crisis

21 March 2017 - 7:41am
Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, explains why veterans are one source of talent that businesses can't afford to miss out on. Britain is in the grip of a skills crisis, with staff shortages across a variety of sectors from healthcare to...
Finance Wales

Why it matters

8 March 2017 - 8:00am
Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business. Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our membership...
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Dudley CVS: A blueprint for effective local collaboration

15 February 2017 - 11:19am
Andy Mullaney, Dudley's first Business Connector, writes about how working with an ‘innovative’ team at Dudley CVS was key to his role in creating new cross-sector partnerships during his year-long secondment to Business in the Community.  Starting as Business Connector for Dudley in the autumn of...
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Jane Wood on celebrating the impact that players of People’s Postcode Lottery make to lives

8 February 2017 - 9:12am
Jane Wood, Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, writes on the impact that players of People’s Postcode Lottery make to lives - including through Business in the Community We value sharing our stories at Business in the Community Scotland and I always like to hear from the team...

Marketplace Insights: January 2017 edition

30 January 2017 - 2:23pm
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. Trust and purpose in business Marketplace insights at a...
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Businesses want to make responsibility part of their core strategy. So what’s stopping them?

24 January 2017 - 5:10pm
BITC Corporate Adviser Alasdair Marks explains what we’ve learned so far from helping businesses develop their responsible business strategy. Us responsible business professionals are a selfless breed. We strive for that glorious day when responsible business principles will be truly embedded...
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Bringing social pensions to the UK

19 January 2017 - 10:53am
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management, and member of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing explains why the Board is calling for UK pension funds and employers to make social pension products an everyday feature of the country’s investment landscape. What is the UK...
The Global Goals

What prize awaits businesses that embrace the Sustainable Development Goals?

18 January 2017 - 11:15am
As the Business Sustainable Development Commission launches its report Better Business, Better World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, marking the first anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sue Adkins, International Director at BITC looks at how businesses are embracing...
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Making connections – regardless of situation or experience

9 January 2017 - 9:15am
A parliamentary reception, local MPs, pupils, a teacher and BITC Cymru’s own LifeSkills Coordinator Natalie Roberts. A perfect Christmas present for everyone involved in LifeSkills in Wales. It’s not every day that I am invited to attend a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. But, when...


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