Blog & Opinion

by Anonymous 28 April 2017 - 3:40pm

A large number of informative Community Conversations have taken place across the country during Responsible Business Week (24-28 April).

The first Community Conversation, organised by BITC, was #cumbriahour on Monday 24 April....

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by Anonymous 28 April 2017 - 11:40am

Adrian Fillingham, Project Manager at Canopus Solutions, an IT asset management recycling company based in Liverpool, discusses their eco-friendly initiative, which sees computer equipment recycled and shared amongst the community

All signs indicate that, regardless of Brexit, the UK...

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by Anonymous 27 April 2017 - 4:30pm

Young people are taking part in a nationwide series of 'Question Time' events held during this year's Responsible Business Week.

The interactive events are giving school pupils the opportunity to quiz local business leaders about responsible business in a panel format, and offering them ‘...

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by Anonymous 27 April 2017 - 10:53am

Cybersecurity depends on many factors, not the least of which is people writes Javier Brias, Marketing & PR Manager, Secon Cyber Security

In 1993, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and proposed the creation of an Information Superhighway, the promise of a brave new...

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by David Hoare 27 April 2017 - 8:30am

In RB Week, Dave Hoare from BITC Cymru considers the purpose of business and how a Dr Seuss story may have had it wrong all along.

There's a principle in business, that everybody knows is sound; it says the people with the money make the world go around. So I’m biggering my company, I'm...

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by David Hoare 26 April 2017 - 8:30am

In late March, the Royal British Legion in Wales supported a workshop with Business in the Community Cymru, leading Welsh employers and partners. It examined and discussed the veteran employment gap in Wales – and the role business can take to address it. Ant Metcalfe (Area Director, Royal...

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by webeditor 24 April 2017 - 7:14pm

Business in the Community and Accenture Strategy are urging businesses to provide all employees with digital skills training and lifelong learning to help them navigate the rapidly changing technological landscape.

This is one...

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by Alistair Kerr 24 April 2017 - 9:00am

Susan Fouquier is Regional Managing Director of Business Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland and Chair of the Scottish National Action Plan for Responsible Business (SNAP-RB)

In the spring of 2016, I met with Business in the Community Scotland to hear more about a new, initiative designed...

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Alisdair Marks
by Alasdair Marks 7 April 2017 - 3:15pm

Alasdair Marks, Corporate Adviser at Business in the Community (BITC) on how organisations need to innovate in order to be sustainable

Five years ago I began a new career in sustainable business. It’s a relatively short period of time but the pace and scale of change in the world is...

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by stepheny.mayers 31 March 2017 - 2:57pm

The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.

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by Jessica Rose 22 March 2017 - 5:25pm

“I’m clear. There’s a real commercial advantage to our work with ex-offenders.” says Scott Hill, Human Resources Director – Commercial at Interserve. “I get access to a huge pool of talent that a large percentage of employers aren’t even looking at. Some of the most highly skilled people I’ve...

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Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager @ BITC
by Samantha Di Talamo 21 March 2017 - 7:41am

Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, explains why veterans are one source of talent that businesses can't afford to miss out on.

Britain is in the grip of a skills crisis, with staff shortages across a variety of sectors from healthcare to...

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Finance Wales
by David Hoare 8 March 2017 - 8:00am

Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business.

Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our...

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Dudley Soup
by James Martin 15 February 2017 - 11:19am

Andy Mullaney, Dudley's first Business Connector, writes about how working with an ‘innovative’ team at Dudley CVS was key to his role in creating new cross-sector partnerships during his year-long secondment to Business in the Community. 

Starting as Business Connector for Dudley in the...

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by Jane Wood 8 February 2017 - 9:12am

Jane Wood, Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, writes on the impact that players of People’s Postcode Lottery make to lives - including through Business in the Community

We value sharing our stories at Business in the Community Scotland and I always like to hear from...

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by Charlotte West 30 January 2017 - 2:23pm

The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.

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Trust and purpose in business Marketplace... Read more

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by Alasdair Marks 24 January 2017 - 5:10pm

BITC Corporate Adviser Alasdair Marks explains what we’ve learned so far from helping businesses develop their responsible business strategy.

Us responsible business professionals are a selfless breed. We strive for that glorious day when responsible business principles will be truly...

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Pensions paperwork
by Saker Nusseibeh 19 January 2017 - 10:53am

Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management, and member of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing explains why the Board is calling for UK pension funds and employers to make social pension products an everyday feature of the country’s investment landscape.

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by David Hoare 9 January 2017 - 9:15am

A parliamentary reception, local MPs, pupils, a teacher and BITC Cymru’s own LifeSkills Coordinator Natalie Roberts. A perfect Christmas present for everyone involved in LifeSkills in Wales.

It’s not every day that I am invited to attend a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons....

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by Jane Wood 5 January 2017 - 9:58am

One year since the merger with Business in the Community, BITC Scotland MD Jane Wood reflects on 2016 and looks ahead with optimism to the next 12 months.

It’s almost a year since I blogged about the formal merger with our sister organisation Business in the Community. And what a year it...

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