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January 2020

Training course: Defining What Matters-Risk and Materiality – London

Wed, 22 January @ 09:30 - 16:30
Various prices

Using a risk framework and an impact and likelihood assessment tool we will show you how to get responsible business issues on to your organisation’s risk register. This will ensure that they are getting the attention at the highest levels. Additionally, we will demonstrate the tools for you to build an accurate materiality matrix for your organisation that considers the opinions of your stakeholders and an assessment of the impact of the issues on your organisational strategic objectives. Course objectives…

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BAME Cross Organisational Mentoring Circles: Seventh Cohort Launch event – London

Wed, 22 January @ 09:00 - 16:00
Central London United Kingdom
Free to BITC members with a race partnership

Business in the Community's (BITC) Cross Organisational Mentoring Circles is a high impact programme that brings employees from different organisations together. This event will launch the seventh cohort where mentees will meet their mentors for the first time. Over a six month period, the group is involved in learning, coaching, challenging and supporting each other whilst being led by a more senior person who acts as lead mentor. According to BITC’s Race at Work 2018 report 43 per cent of…

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Peer Learning Forum: Shared Parental Leave – London

Tue, 28 January @ 09:30 - 11:30
London N1 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members with an age, gender, race or wellbeing partnership.

This Peer Learning Forum will give employers the opportunity to discuss reasons why Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is not being widely used and consider how this can be changed. With SPL now in its fifth year, employers tell us they still face challenges applying the policy, while take up remains low – government research suggests fewer than two per cent of new fathers choose to exercise this right1. One area of focus will be looking at the barriers around affordability…

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Reception: 2020 South West Responsible Business Showcase – Bristol

Wed, 29 January @ 17:00 - 20:00
Bristol BS2 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

Business in the Community’s (BITC) responsible business showcases celebrate the role of responsible businesses and highlight some of the projects and programmes run by companies that are making a difference to communities. BITC, the Prince’s responsible business network, is a business-led membership organisation that builds healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. We believe the prosperity of business and society is inextricably linked. If every individual business strives to be the best it can be in all areas as…

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Roundtable: Developing effective purpose-driven partnerships amidst controversy – London

Thu, 30 January @ 12:00 - 14:00
London EC4M United Kingdom
Invitation only

INVITATION ONLY This is the first in a series of three roundtables on the topic of purposeful leadership through controversy organised by Business in the Community (BITC), in partnership with Philip Morris International. This event will consider how to develop and leverage effective partnerships amidst controversy. The roundtable will include a closed-door discussion on approaches to securing a good partnership, and attendees can share their experiences of successes and challenges, highlighting what worked well and what did not. BITC will…

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Workshop: Realising the benefits of an ageing workforce – Cardiff

Thu, 30 January @ 13:00 - 16:30
Cardiff, CF11 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru, in partnership with Age Cymru, is holding this workshop to raise awareness of the ageing workforce and the benefits older workers can bring to businesses. The workforce in the UK is changing fast and businesses need to act now to unlock the opportunities of multigeneration teams. By 2020 one in three workers will be over 501, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 502. Understanding the challenges and opportunities…

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February 2020

Roundtable: Environmental Behaviour Change – Cardiff

Mon, 03 February @ 10:00 - 12:00
Cardiff, CF10 United Kingdom
Invitation only

INVITATION ONLY Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru is pleased to be partnering with Cardiff Business School, BITC Cymru's Responsible Large Business of the Year 2019, to explore employee engagement and positive behaviour change relating to the environmental challenges we face. The session will be led by Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Department of Psychology, Cardiff Business School, and Roxarne Owen, Environment Team, Business in the Community. About Waste to Wealth We have just 10 years to prevent catastrophic climate change. BITC…

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Conference: edie Sustainability Leaders Forum – London

Tue, 04 February @ 08:30 - Wed, 05 February @ 16:30
London N1 United Kingdom
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The multi-award-winning edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2020 unites business leaders and sustainability decision-makers from the most influential companies, along with climate experts, policymakers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and investors to explore how strategy, purpose and engagement can be aligned to transform business, for good. It is a dedicated sustainability event that combines strategic insight with practical outputs for business leaders. Business in the Community (BITC) is a supporter of the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum. Aims of the event Learn: get unique,…

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Webinar: Work Inspiration – Delivering Inspirational Work Experience Placements

Wed, 05 February @ 14:00 - 15:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free to BITC members with a Community Partnership

This webinar will introduce Business in the Community's (BITC) Work Inspiration Toolkit and focus on the practical elements of preparing for a work experience placement or workplace visit. It will unpick the key stages involved and take you through the process of how to provide a real and inspiring taste of work​.   It will explore the process involved with workplace visits, present a sample timetable. The webinar will conclude with a case study from ITV that examines how the organisation…

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Workshop: The Circular Office – Developing Circular Ideas – Leeds

Wed, 05 February @ 14:00 - 16:00
Leeds, LS3 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

The second in Business in the Community's (BITC) series of circular office workshops in Leeds. This event, kindly supported by Interreg, will give participants the opportunity to discuss and share ideas to develop initiatives in their organisations and measure success. A circular office designs out waste and retains the maximum possible value of resources for as long as possible. It provides a perfect starting point for organisations keen to drive change towards a circular economy. We welcome people who did…

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