Social value blog series

The Social Value Act was passed into legislation in March 2013. Over a year on, interest in the concept of social value has begun to gain real momentum both within, and perhaps most importantly, outside of the scope of the Act. This series of blogs explores different aspects of and opinions on social value.

If you're interested in contributing a blog on this subject, please contact Ethel Maldonado.

 

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Don't get caught in the net: How your business can tackle phishing

12 March 2019 - 12:44pm
With cyber-crime becoming increasingly sophisticated, Paul Cullum, Alternative Distribution Manager of HSB Engineering Insurance, discusses how small businesses can prevent a breach of online security...
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Seven steps for an SME to create good cyber habits

18 March 2019 - 12:17pm
Eleanor Bradley, chief operating officer at Nominet, reveals how companies can take measures to prevent becoming victims of online criminals   Habits are hard to break. Our brains prefer to learn behaviours and stick to them; walking a well-worn neural network is much easier than trying to create a...

Businesses must act to avoid a climate crisis - but there are reasons to be positive

14 March 2019 - 2:10pm
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community, on how companies that are proactive in efforts to preserve the environment are reaping rewards.   Earlier this month I wrote about the challenges we...

Businesses must act now for skills that are fit for the future

13 March 2019 - 11:40am
Change is coming: Education Director Rachael Saunders and Employment Director Nicola Inge of Business in the Community on ensuring that companies are not left behind by a transforming market...
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Three things small businesses get wrong about GDPR

12 March 2019 - 1:12pm
Hannah Tankard, Programme Manager - Response and Recovery, BERG, in collaboration with Wendy Lamin Non-Executive Director at Trustify, outline three misconceptions that small businesses...

Waste to Wealth: Wales's plan to combat catastrophic climate change

11 March 2019 - 3:42pm
Matt Appleby, BITC Cymru director, says that humanity has just 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe – and we have to work together to do so   A stark warning was issued in October 2018: we have just 12 years to mitigate the risk of catastrophic climate change.   The International Panel on...
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Tackling climate change and generating wealth can go hand in hand says BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow

11 March 2019 - 10:42am
BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on a sold-out event in Glasgow recently that brought business leaders together to discuss the significant economic opportunity that exists from recycling everyday waste to tackle climate change. Did you know that there’s a £3 billion opportunity to...
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The dark side of success – what women have to lose to win

7 March 2019 - 8:00am
Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community's Gender Equality Director explains three ways employers can contribute to create better balance for everyone....
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4,300 days to save civilisation

1 March 2019 - 12:46pm
Make the Waste to Wealth Commitment It is imperative that business acts now to prevent the climate crisis becoming a disaster, says Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community's Environment...

Government announce £1.6 billion fund to include town deals

27 February 2019 - 4:43pm
​It was announced in Prime Ministers Questions today that the government will create a fund for £1.6 billion that will include town deals. The announcement, part of the government’s commitment to town regeneration is one that the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership under the umbrella of Business in the Community, welcomes wholeheartedly. Read more.

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