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February 2020

Workshop: North East Environment Conversation – Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Mon, 24 February @ 14:00 - 17:30
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

This event, organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and the Environment Agency, will bring together business leaders and local organisations. It will be an opportunity to discuss shared objectives, learn about national and local priorities and initiatives and identify opportunities for collaborative action at a local and regional level to become carbon neutral. At the event you will have the chance to hear from: Heidi Mottram, Chief Executive, Northumbrian Water Marie Fallon, Director of Regulated Industry, Environment Agency. The…

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Conference: Driving Business Action to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK – London

Mon, 24 February @ 14:00 - 16:30
London SW1H United Kingdom
Invitation only

How is your business making the most of the Sustainable Development Goals to create business value and social value in the UK? This event, organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and the government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership, will bring together companies from different industries – from large corporations to small- and medium-sized enterprises – that want to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, into their business strategies and work collaboratively to achieve greater impact.…

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Workshop: Sourcing to meet the Global Goals – tackling the dilemmas of responsible procurement and supply – London

Tue, 25 February @ 10:00 - 12:30
London EC2R United Kingdom
Free to invited guests

INVITATION ONLY Business in the Community (BITC) is convening senior procurement professionals to discuss their role in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the Global Goals, while meeting performance targets. At this event, supported by Nationwide, delegates will join intimate conversations on three pressing issues: Supply chain decarbonisation – how to collaborate with key suppliers to cut down scope 3 emissions and achieve radical carbon reductions. Modern slavery in supply chains – how to identify high-risk…

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Training course: Community Investment Strategy – London

Wed, 26 February @ 09:30 - 16:30
Various prices

Discover the five principles of community investment and explore how these can be applied to your business. The framework provides companies with a clear system on how to evaluate their current activity and plan their community investment strategy and delivery journey. They will also build your knowledge about the range of approaches and tools for social impact evaluation. Course objectives Attendees will gain the skills needed to design and deliver an effective community investment strategy and programmes. Course groups will…

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Peer Learning Forum: Setting Targets to Fulfil your Environment Strategy – Leeds

Wed, 26 February @ 13:30 - 16:00
Leeds, LS3 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members

This Peer Learning Forum will help those attending to ensure that their environment targets work towards fulfilling their organisation’s strategic intention. Has your organisation set a challenging environment strategy for it to repair and sustain the planet we all depend on? Now bring this strategy to life by developing targets that will drive the programme forward, measure progress, and ensure accountability and engagement across the organisation. About the eventThis Peer Learning Forum will: augment understanding of processes needed to successfully…

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March 2020

Workshop: Improving Financial Wellbeing Through Employee Benefits – London

Wed, 04 March @ 10:00 - 12:30
London United Kingdom
Free to BITC members

This workshop will build on the actions set out in Business in the Community’s (BITC) Ensuring Everyone Benefits: Improving financial wellbeing through employee benefits that work for everyone toolkit, produced in partnership with Salary Finance. More than a third of workers in the UK are experiencing financial worries on an ongoing basis and one in eight employees are living in poverty1. This is having a huge impact on businesses, both in terms of productivity and their bottom line. Good work…

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Workshop: The Circular Office – a sustainable approach to the way we work – Aberdeen

Wed, 04 March @ 13:30 - 16:00
Aberdeen AB32 United Kingdom

Discover best practice on making a circular office at your organisation at this Business in the Community (BITC) event, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland and funded by ProCirc. All employees and employers have a physical place of work in some form or another and these spaces have a significant impact on the environment. The Circular Office initiative is about changing the way office spaces are designed, how products are used, and the ways in which people operate in them…

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Workshop: The Circular Office – a sustainable approach to the places we work – Edinburgh

Thu, 05 March @ 13:30 - 16:00
Edinburgh EH3 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

Kindly supported by Interreg, Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland invite you to hear from experts who will help you identify steps your organisation can take to create more sustainable workplaces. Most of us have a physical place of work in some form or another and these spaces have a significant impact on the environment. BITC's Circular Office Initiative is about changing the way we design, use and operate in these areas to eliminate waste and…

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Reception: 2020 Yorkshire and Humber Responsible Business Showcase – Leeds

Thu, 05 March @ 17:00 - 20:00
Leeds LS1 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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Seeing is Believing: Essential Skills for Success – Hounslow and Slough

Fri, 06 March @ 08:00 - 14:30
Hounslow United Kingdom
Free for invitees

INVITATION ONLY This visit is designed exclusively for senior business leaders and will be led by John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow Airport Ltd. It will explore the importance of building essential skills in the current and future workforce.  Essential skills, such as communication, teamwork, creative thinking and leadership are critical, enabling skills for work and life. Yet, as Business in the Community's (BITC) recent YouGov poll demonstrates, while 85 per cent of UK employees think that essential skills are important for…

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