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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 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 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 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.

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As a global healthcare company, the biggest...

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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 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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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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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 editor 21 March 2018 - 10:12am

The recent media attention surrounding humanitarian organisations as a result of the Oxfam Sexual Harassment scandal during the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, has put a spotlight on the role of the charity sector in disaster and conflict situations, where those receiving aid are often extremely...

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by chloe.chambraud 8 March 2018 - 8:10am

Chloe Chambraud Director, Business in the Community Gender Equality campaign, speaks of the need for equality both at home and in the workplace if true parity is to be achieved.   

 

Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is #PressForProgress,...

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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 Guest Editor 21 February 2018 - 12:00am

Marit van Rheenen, Associate Director, Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL, on when performance matters most 

The recent Chinese ban on the import of foreign plastic waste was a game changer for the UK - we have now lost the repurposing destination for nearly two thirds of our plastic....

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by Alistair Kerr 25 January 2018 - 11:30am

BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on his time to date with BITC and finds a committed organisation that has never been more relevant than now.

Towards the end of last year I attended our annual leadership summit in London. As a recent recruit to Business in the Community, it was...

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by webeditor 19 January 2018 - 11:04am

Ian Duffy, BP, and Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Ltd, discuss the challenges surrounding the retention of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

 

Most readers will know that the UK is in the midst of an ongoing STEM skills shortage, particularly in...

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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 Charlotte Gibb 2 January 2018 - 4:03pm

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about Ready for Work. In her late teens Kara had worked as a cleaner, but when she had her son she had...

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