Blog & Opinion

by webeditor 12 June 2018 - 8:25am

Review of internal communications Focus on the balance of culture and strategy Broadening of the horizons of the employee led intiative "Green Team".

We are Vista, winner of the small Responsible Business of the Year 2017 award discuss what winning the prestigious award has meant for them....

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by Gudrun Cartwright 20 May 2018 - 5:53am


Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community Environment Director invites all businesses to join Business in the Community in co-creating a world that we can be proud to leave to future generations. 

Sunday 22  April was Earth Day. Every year this day asks us to imagine how things...

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by Stephen Farrant 26 April 2018 - 9:15pm

Stephen Farrant, Director of Sustainability, Innovation and Sectors on why purpose-driven leaders are essential. 

It seems as though map reading, much like driving cars and writing letters, is rapidly becoming a lost art.

Which is ironic, given that rarely has it felt like the...

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by webeditor 24 April 2018 - 5:11pm

Jean Spencer of Anglian Water speaks of collaborative working and multi-sector, regional resource planning. 

Last year myself and a group of farmers, drainage engineers and environmental experts found ourselves bumping along in a trailer behind a tractor deep in the Lincolnshire fens. On...

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by Rachael Saunders 24 April 2018 - 1:34pm

Rachael Saunders, Education Director, Business in the Community on the role of education and business leaders in the regeneration of a community

Ten years ago I had a list of names and addresses on my phone, of parents who wanted my help to keep their child out of St Paul’s Way school. ...

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by webeditor 24 April 2018 - 1:33pm

Chris Newsome, Director of Asset Management at Anglian Water shares his thoughts on how Anglian Water has an emotional connection to the community that it not only serves but is part of. 

 

Water is the ultimate local product. For the vast majority of customers in our region, the...

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by Louise Aston 24 April 2018 - 12:31pm

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, on how we can use innovations in SMEs to ensure employee wellbeing is a core component of responsible business. 


Wellbeing used to be positioned as a nice to have, fluffy bolt on, with fruit on Fridays and lunchtime...

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by webeditor 23 April 2018 - 4:57pm

 

Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer – Anglian Water speaks of the Shop Window initiative and how the guidance contained within the document can be adapted to suit aspirations for collaborative working on a local basis.
 

We increasingly find ourselves in a...

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by webeditor 19 April 2018 - 11:14am

Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community, welcomes Responsible Business Week 2018 and discusses how we can make the most of human potential in a Brave New World.

It doesn’t feel all that long ago that I was opening my very first one as CEO of Business in the Community...

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by Rachael Saunders 22 March 2018 - 7:08am

Rachael Saunders, Business in the Community Education Director introduces The Whole School, Whole Child report published today that contains invaluable resources to support school-business partnerships. 

 

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by webeditor 6 March 2018 - 10:03pm

Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England writes of the importance of physical activity and how employers can have a positive or negative impact on an employees attitude to physical wellbeing. 

Moving and eating are fundamental parts of daily...

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by chloe.chambraud 18 January 2018 - 9:27am

Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community Gender Equality Director, introduces a new groundbreaking project.

We spend 35% of our waking hours at work - almost a third of our lives - but our so-called “work-life balance” has deteriorated over the last few years. Given the fact that work-...

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by Sue Adkins 18 July 2017 - 4:57pm

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (The Goals or SDGs), provide a comprehensive framework for action, that must be taken to end extreme poverty, inequality and address climate change by 2030. According to research delivering The Goals has the potential to unlock $12 trillion in business...

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by Catherine Sermon 13 June 2018 - 4:08pm

Commenting on today’s Supreme Court ruling that a plumber can be classed as a worker rather than as self-employed, Cath Sermon, Employment Director at Business in the Community, said:   “As this case shows, there is still a long way to go on ensuring that good work is available to everyone. In... Read more

Fair opportunities for all: A strategy to reduce pay gaps in Britain
by webeditor 11 June 2018 - 3:27pm

We believe that in order to achieve gender equality in the workplace, we need to achieve gender equality at home. This is why Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander UK, launched the...

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Work inclusion: A guide to good practice for companies seeking to employ from excluded groups report cover
by Anne Willmot 11 June 2018 - 9:00am

National Carers Week (11-17 June) and the launch of the Governments new Carer’s Action Plan is the perfect time to look at how you support the carers in your workforce.

• Did you know that 6.5 million people in the UK are carers – providing care for someone who is older, disabled or...

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by webeditor 11 June 2018 - 9:00am

National Carers Week (11-17 June) and the launch of the Governments new Carer’s Action Plan is the perfect time to look at how you support the carers in your workforce.

• Did you know that 6.5 million people in the UK are carers – providing care for someone who is older, disabled or...

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by Gudrun Cartwright 8 June 2018 - 6:00am

Plastic is an incredible material that makes modern life possible.  However, recent months have seen the impact plastic waste is having on our oceans brought to the fore.  From Sky’s Ocean Rescue Campaign to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, media attention has been intense and public interest...

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by Gudrun Cartwright 5 June 2018 - 11:34am

On World Environment Day 2018, Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community reflects on how businesses can take simple actions to start creating commercial, social and wider economic value.   Momentum is building behind the drive towards a sustainable future. It is hugely... Read more

by webeditor 4 June 2018 - 9:52am

Every year, an amazing 19.8 million volunteers choose to give their time across the UK. This Volunteer’s Week, we are celebrating the contribution to communities that businesses are making every day. Through programmes run by Business in the Community...

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