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by chloe.chambraud 27 June 2018 - 10:48am

Employers must not see being on target as ‘job done’ We need to help talented women starting out today get to the C-Suite tomorrow If we don’t achieve equality at work and at home, nothing will ever change In response to the Hampton-Alexander Review update published today, Amanda Mackenzie, Chief... Read more

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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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 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 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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by Grace Mehanna 23 May 2018 - 2:01pm

Grace Mehanna, Campaign Director - Employment and Skills, at Business in the Community responds to the Ministry of Justice's new education and employment strategy   "Employers we work with see the potential in recruiting ex-offenders and the New Futures Network will provide a much-needed point of... Read more

by Gudrun Cartwright 22 May 2018 - 11:16am

Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community, responds to the publication of Defra’s Clean Air Strategy
 
“While the strategy’s focus on domestic fuels and farming is welcome, transport is the largest contributor to air pollution and we must not lose sight of...

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Mental Health at Work bubble people
by Louise Aston 13 May 2018 - 10:33pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director encourages everyone to take the Mental Health at Work survey as mental health effects everyone. 

Since our first annual mental health at work survey in 2016 we have seen slow incremental progress but there’s still a long way to go...

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by webeditor 26 April 2018 - 6:10pm

Susannah Clements, Director of People at Anglian Water shares why the wellbeing of the workforce is so important to Anglian Water and launches a new initiative for small and medium-size enterprises. 

I recently re-joined Anglian Water as Group Director of People, after a break of nine...

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by Jane Pritchard 25 April 2018 - 5:10pm

Jane Pritchard, Business in the Community's Enterprise Director, discusses how the state of high streets give us an insight into their local area. She argues that if we are to help local communities via their high streets, effective partnerships between the local community, business and local...

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by David Hoare 25 April 2018 - 9:00am

As part of Responsible Business Week 2018, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru) considers the kind of business Wales needs. 

Wales needs a purpose beyond profit if it is to succeed in this brave new world. 

In a world of mistrust of institutions, experts, fake news and disconnection...

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by webeditor 23 April 2018 - 3:48pm

As a global healthcare company, the biggest contribution GSK believes it can make to society is using its scientific and technical know-how to address health needs globally.

Motivation 

As a global healthcare company, the biggest...

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by webeditor 20 April 2018 - 2:37pm

Fujitsu's global joint project to mitigate major natural disaster damage

Natural disasters which are exacerbated by climate change, not only devastate key infrastructure but also ruin lives and perpetuate poverty. This was the motivation behind a partnership with...

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by alexis.obrien 18 April 2018 - 4:43pm

Linklaters LLP discusses the lessons learned about driving awareness and cultural change within the law firm

Linklaters LLP is committed to widening access to the legal profession, but its initiatives have often been isolated within functions and geographies, meaning duplication,...

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Lori Dougal, Landmarc Support Services
by webeditor 18 April 2018 - 2:48pm

Lori Douglas, Learning and Development Manager from Landmarc Support Services, on the challenges faced by rural employers and how these can be overcome to ensure they keep up with their urban counterparts and remain a ‘force for good’

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by editor 11 April 2018 - 10:55am

When we started the Future Proof campaign two years ago, backed by the City & Guilds Group, youth unemployment was still stubbornly high. When we dug deeper into reasons...

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by Rachael Saunders 6 April 2018 - 1:40pm

Rachel Saunders, Education Director at Business in the Community speaks of the success of business partnering with schools. 


There has been an active debate, since CBI President Paul Dreschler’s speech at the ASCL conference, about the legitimate role of business in education.  If...

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