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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Two perspectives, one story: Ready for Work at Carillion's Southmead Hospital

12 September 2017 - 11:20am
Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM  Manager, Carillion Liam got involved in Ready for Work when he was approached by his manager about the opportunity. “They said they were looking for volunteers for the programme and I always love to give...

Why employers should look beyond the grades

24 August 2017 - 11:13am
Louise Lee, Principal, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, explains why on GCSE results day businesses need to look beyond letters and numbers in order to give young people the greatest start in life   It’s GCSE results day and young people all over the country will be finding out whether their hard work...

Turning the Tide: London's super sewer sets a new standard in responsible recruitment

21 July 2017 - 9:33am
It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...

Nathan's journey into employment with our partners Marks & Spencer

15 July 2017 - 4:23pm
28-year-old Nathan has worked at Marks & Spencer HR Shared Services for all of his working life - an opportunity he wouldn't have found without the help of Business in the Community's partnership with Marks & Spencer. Now a long-established member of the M&S team, Nathan explains his...

Sustainability is our way of life

14 July 2017 - 10:37am
For We are Vista, being responsible isn’t an add on, it's incorporated into every job it delivers and every process it lives by   At the start of 2015, We are Vista set itself ambitious targets for what it wanted to achieve in five years.It's not all about the money, it’s about how to reduce its...

Responsible business for all

11 July 2017 - 10:17am
  Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent business breakfast, designed to bring together smaller companies in Wales and get them involved in responsible business. It's not about what you do or how big you are – it is about the impact you can make....

Forum reflections

11 July 2017 - 10:08am
Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) looks back at a past Members’ Forum event from June this year and considers the digital challenges facing companies in Wales. 140 characters on social media can move markets. A single teenager can access, albeit illegally, customer...

Stack it, Pack it, Post it: Veolia’s coffee cup recycling service

10 July 2017 - 11:35am
  The latest YouGov research reveals 52 per cent of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a week, dispose of their cup at work. Underpinned by insight into consumer coffee cup disposal habits, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, is...

The role of business in Wales

5 July 2017 - 3:20pm
Following the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru), reflects on the current and future role of business in Wales. Business in the Community (BITC) was founded in 1982 in response to a facture in society – the riots in Toxteth and Brixton were all too...
Simon Branigan, Partner at Linklaters law firm

How your business can support Haringey’s regeneration plans

29 June 2017 - 12:14pm
The London Borough of Haringey has some of the highest unemployment figures in London. According to the Office for National statistics, Tottenham has more people claiming job seekers allowance than any other part of London. However, all that is set to change as the borough embarks upon an...


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