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November 2019

New member induction: November 2019

Tue, 19 November @ 09:00 - 16:00
Free for BITC members
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This event will give members a complete overview of who Business in the Community (BITC) is and what we do. You will be informed on how members are part of the BITC movement and will have the opportunity to network with other members throughout the day. You will learn about BITC and how we can support  communications activity. An employee from a member company will share their experience of working with BITC and advise on how to make the most…

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Workshop: Global Goals: How Ready is Your Business to Respond to Disaster?

Wed, 20 November @ 15:30 - 17:45
London SE1 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

Supported by UPS and PwC, this event highlights the link between resilience and preparedness in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals. We do not know where and when, but we do know disasters will strike. Businesses have a role to play, not only in preparing themselves and their supply chains for these disasters, but also supporting the response afterwards. By sharing best practice and providing a space for businesses to convene, Business in the Community (BITC)…

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HR director dinner: Domestic Abuse

Thu, 21 November @ 18:00 - 21:30
London United Kingdom
Free for BITC members
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Awareness of mental health and how it can affect the workplace has come on in leaps and bounds in the past decade. Yet, domestic abuse and its impacts in work is still in the foothills, perhaps the last workplace taboo. However, increasing understanding of this crime means responsible employers are now ready to take action and shine a light on the far-reaching consequences of this abuse. By definition, domestic abuse may happen at home behind closed doors, but it has…

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Training course: Stakeholder Engagement

Wed, 27 November @ 09:30 - 16:30
London United Kingdom
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Determine the best ways to identify, understand and engage with stakeholders and why this is vital to delivering a successful responsible business strategy. Learn techniques for mapping the most relevant groups and about when to use the different methods of engagement. Delegates will: understand the concept of stakeholder engagement and how it can contribute to sustainable business learn the fundamentals of best practice in engagement know how to use practical tools and case studies participate in facilitated exercises on planning…

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Business in the Community AGM 2019

Wed, 27 November @ 16:15 - 20:00
London United Kingdom
Free for BITC members
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Business in the Community (BITC) is convening the Prince’s Responsible Business Network for its Annual General Meeting. The AGM is a chance to celebrate the progress of responsible business in the UK – but complacency is still commonplace. The Insights Report from the Responsible Business Tracker® pilot revealed that while 86 per cent of participant companies have a purpose statement, only 17 per cent have considered what this means across departments, or have set clear team targets. The UN’s Global…

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December 2019

Designing Out Homelessness: Practical Steps For Business

Mon, 02 December @ 08:30 - 10:30
London SE1 United Kingdom
Free
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Join Business in the Community (BITC) in partnership with Gowling WLG and the West Midlands Homelessness Taskforce for the launch of a new national toolkit Designing Out Homelessness: Practical Steps For Business. With rising homelessness across the country and one in four people who face homelessness are in employment1. This new national resource will offer practical actions for employers, drawing on evidence and good practice. It will bring together thinking from homelessness charities and the business community to guide business…

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Webinar: Net Zero Carbon

Tue, 03 December @ 13:00 - 14:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free
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This webinar will allow those attending to deepen their understanding of the climate change risks to organisations, and how to develop a climate crisis plan. Evidence of climate breakdown has grown, with extreme weather events across the world causing death and destruction. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a stark warning to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, by 2050 at the latest, and ideally before 2030. While the task ahead is challenging, it is also…

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Peer Learning Forum: Understanding Communities

Wed, 04 December @ 13:30 - 16:00
London EC3R United Kingdom
Free
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The purpose of this practical session is to provide a space for businesses to share experiences of working with their communities.  The session will cover the following areas: What are your communities and how do you identify them? How do you identify the key issues facing your communities? Which of these are most relevant to your business? How do you engage local stakeholders to identify and understand local needs and what are the mechanisms for this? How do you establish a…

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Seminar: Powering Partnerships for Inclusive Employment

Thu, 05 December @ 13:45 - 16:00
Edinburgh EH2 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members
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This event, supported by JTI, brings employers and support organisations together to share knowledge, hear about Business in the Community's (BITC) work on inclusive recruitment and understand the power of partnerships. When it comes to inclusive employment, BITC has found that many successful interventions are delivered in partnership. Those attending will hear about successful efforts to employ people with barriers to work such as young and older individuals, or people with criminal convictions. Businesses and support organisations can meet potential…

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Peer Learning Forum: Getting Your Environment Strategy Right

Thu, 05 December @ 13:30 - 16:00
London N1 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members with an environment partnership
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Our world economy faces unprecedented environmental challenges, including a changing climate, biodiversity breakdown, and resource constraints. This Peer Learning Forum will help your organisation develop a strategy to manage the risks and the opportunities these challenges present. This event will: help you understand the environmental risks and opportunities facing your organisation ensure that your environment strategy fully reflects your organisation’s strategic intentionsaugment understanding of processes needed to successfully develop and integrate environmental business strategy into organisationsequip you to engage colleagues…

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