Blog & Opinion

Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services at Business in the Community
by Stephanie Poppendoerfer 19 January 2016 - 3:53pm

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...

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The Eiffel Tower lit by renewable energy during COP21 - photo by Yann Caradec licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY SA
by Stephen Farrant 14 December 2015 - 2:02pm

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.

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Jacqui Starling, Project Manager, Business in the Community
by Anonymous 11 September 2015 - 3:42pm

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...

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Inspire and Achieve programme in Nottingham - a participant
by Ann Hilton 19 August 2015 - 12:00am

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...

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by Fiona Campbell 12 August 2015 - 10:02am

Fiona Campbell, a trainee solicitor at the Leeds office of Squire Patton Boggs, shared her top five reasons for why you should take part in this year’s Mosaic Business Enterprise Challenge.

When researching law firms to apply to for solicitor training, I was attracted by Squire Patton...

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Sharon Roberts, Business Development Manager, Computers 4 Africa
by Anonymous 17 June 2015 - 4:26pm

To coincide with National Recycling Week Sharon Roberts, Business Development Manager at Computers 4 Africa explains how businesses can recycle their unwanted IT equipment to support young people in Africa. 

Computers 4 Africa has recently received the Kent Charity Award for the...

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by Muhsen Ahmed 9 May 2015 - 10:06am

Sarah Borien, Social Value Lead (L&Q as of 2016), gives us some insights into the CR Management Programme.

Can you tell us a bit about your role at L&Q?

I am the Social Value Business Lead at L&Q, responsible for the social responsibility strategy across our supply chain. This...

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Agathe Suzanne, Business in the Community
by Anonymous 8 April 2015 - 9:22am

In the build up to Give & Gain Day 2015 Agathe Suzanne, Senior Employee Volunteering Manager at Business in the Community offers some hints and tips to employees who are keen for their employer to be part of the movement of organisations supporting their local communities.

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Karly House, a reading mentor
by Anonymous 8 September 2014 - 12:52pm

Monday 8 September marks International Literacy Day. With a new school year underway Mike Toy caught up with Karly House, a reading mentor from the Hove office of Legal & General, who has been working with pupils at Hangleton Junior School.

Numerous reports highlight that young people...

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Jason Wodford, CEO, SiteVisibility
by Anonymous 26 June 2014 - 1:35pm

Jason Woodford is CEO of SiteVisibilty, an SEO agency based in Brighton and active member of Business in the Community. He writes about the benefits of Responsible Business for SMEs.

If you represent an SME located in the South of England and are interested in engaging through Business...

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by webeditor 2 April 2013 - 11:00am

Students from Slough and Eton School have won the fourth annual Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. Their team, 'Silver Tie', pitched an innovative business idea to an exciting panel of experts.

Student Asha Hassan, from the Silver Tie team tells us about the winning day:

In the...

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