iDT labs leverages technology to build and scale solutions to social issues in Sierra Leone. The company was co-founded by Salton Massally in 2013 when he was just 23, with a mission is to use ICT as a powerful medium of disseminating information and providing services to West Africans.... Read more
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Like many Ready for Work participants, Andy had experienced homelessness when he was referred to the programme. This is his story.
"It was 25th November 2015. It was a Wednesday and I was in a very bad way. I walked into Cornerstone Day Centre and was completely and utterly broken –...Read more
Alasdair Marks, Corporate Adviser, Business in the Community considers what the recent mass of new legislation on responsible business matters - covered in our new briefing - tells us about the state of...Read more
Lloyd took part in Ready for Work in 2014, after being referred by his probation worker. With a criminal conviction he didn’t rate his chances of getting a job very highly. Thanks to the programme he now works full time for Freshfields, one of London’s largest law firms. This is his story....Read more
In the wake of Project ENTHUSE's recent report on business support for STEM in schools, Ian Duffy, community development manager at supporting company BP discusses two key roles business can play to inspire the next generation of STEM students.
Rachael Saunders, Age at Work Director, on the trends she sees in this year's Finalists for the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award. See the Finalist case studies.
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, shares her thoughts on the key themes apparent from this year's Asda Environmental Leadership Award.
Anne Willmot, Work Inclusion Campaign Director, looks at what the Employment for Excluded Groups Award and Inspiring Young Talent entries show us about how companies are tackling this issue.
Andy Melia, Head of Community Investment, Business in the Community gives his thoughts on this year's entrants to the Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace.
Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community, reflects on what this year's entries to the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, show about how this agenda has evolved.
Susie Perrett, Director for Education, gives her analysis of the trends shown by the entries to this year's Education Award entries.
Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, takes a look at the trends apparent from this year's entrants to the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award.
With judging underway on this year's Awards, Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover and former Award judge shares the tips he picked up from sitting on the other side of the judging table.
Having experienced the pleasure of winning a Business in the Community...Read more
In the wake of the serious floods which affected communities in the north of England and Scottish borders this winter, we spoke to water companies and BITC Water Taskforce members Yorkshire Water and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water about responding to the crisis, the challenges of water management against...Read more
Joey Tabone, Head of The Prince's Business Emergency Resilience Group writes about the importance of building in resilience when helping communities recover from flooding.Become a BERG supporter
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Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services, gives her advice on making the best start on social impact measurement.
According to the influential Edelman Trust Barometer, 81% of people have more confidence in companies which can demonstrate a positive impact on society. It...Read more
Following the conclusion of the COP21 talks in Paris, Business in the Community’s Environment and Market Solutions Director Stephen Farrant reflects on what has been achieved, and why business now has a unique opportunity to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.Further reading
To coincide with our Future of Social Business event in Great Yarmouth, Jacqui Starling, Social Enterprise Project Manager at Business in the Community shared her thoughts as to how social enterprises are helping to rejuvenate coastal communitiesby creating employment and tackling skills...Read more
When Pippa Carter of the Inspire & Achieve Foundation needed a mentor to act as a 'critical friend', the East Midlands Business Champions programme put her in touch with experienced Chairman and Director Jon Towler.The beneficiary: The Inspire & Achieve Foundation
The Inspire...Read more