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February 2020

Reception: Age At Work Networking Event – Edinburgh

Thu, 06 February @ 12:00 - 16:00
Edinburgh EH6 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

This Age at Work networking event is an opportunity for employers who are interested in creating an inclusive workforce to make connections and share knowledge and best practice. Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland is part of the Age at Work project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It is a five-year project working across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive. By supporting older people to remain in or…

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Webinar: Introduction to Wellbeing

Thu, 06 February @ 13:00 - 14:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

Join Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community (BITC) for an introduction to health and wellbeing in the workplace. Business is at its best when people are at their best. Learn how individuals and organisations can thrive by taking a preventative whole-person, whole-organisation approach to health and wellbeing. Hear about practical, evidence-based solutions from leading organisations on health and wellbeing at work. Audience This event is open to BITC members and non-members. This Introduction to Wellbeing Webinar would…

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Reception: 2020 North West Responsible Business Showcase -Manchester

Thu, 06 February @ 17:00 - 20:00
Manchester M2 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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Webinar: Creating a Circular Workplace

Mon, 10 February @ 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

This webinar will help identify opportunities to help organisations take a circular approach to the environment. The environmental challenge to the world has never been greater and people are increasingly demanding that their employers play their part in tackling the problems. The circular economy offers an alternative way of using resources to a traditional, linear economy. Resources are designed for longer lifetimes, repair, re-use and reprocessing. It is evident that we need to redesign how resources are used to achieve…

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Reception: Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice Launch – London

Mon, 10 February @ 16:00 - 18:00
London, SW1A United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable is launching a new Code of Practice to help improve standards of investment in property flood resilience (PFR) for professionals and communities. Find out how to promote and support this code, change behaviour and mitigate the impacts from flooding to the communities, homes or businesses at flood risk. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) set up the Property Flood Resilience Roundtable (PFRR) following the 2015-2016 winter floods. The PFRR includes representatives from government, private…

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Training course: Driving change for Responsible Business – London

Wed, 12 February @ 09:30 - 16:30
Various prices

This course, jointly developed by Business in the Community (BITC) and Cranfield University, will give those attending the tools needed to get traction on a company's responsible business programme. Course objectives At the end of this course, attendees should: know how to recognise their organisational context and the related enablers and barriers to implementing change for responsible business understand which tools to use to drive change be able to identify the change their corporate responsibility program is trying to create,…

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Business Breakfast: Essential Skills – Southampton

Thu, 13 February @ 08:30 - 10:30
Eastleigh SO53 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

This business breakfast will equip attendees with examples and tools that will enable them to take action on essential skills. Business in the Community (BITC) has a unique position to lead action on essential skills, at every stage of an individual’s career journey, from education to employment. This means making interventions from the classroom to the boardroom.  It also means developing a shared language on skills that builds a bridge between the worlds of education and employment. Essential skills are…

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Business Breakfast: Powering Partnerships For Inclusive Employment – London

Tue, 18 February @ 08:00 - 10:00
London W1J United Kingdom
Free for BITC members

Business in the Community (BITC) invites you to unlock the benefits of employing people from excluded groups and to hear from companies innovating in this area at our Powering Partnerships Breakfast, supported by JTI. We will share the findings of our work on improving outcomes for excluded groups and launch our toolkit Inclusive Employment – how to inspire, hire and grow diverse talent. This event for senior leaders will showcase the very best of the employment partnerships we have uncovered.…

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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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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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