Blog & Opinion

by Rachael Saunders 26 September 2018 - 7:00am

Discover the full findings of our If Only report >>

Rachael Saunders, Education Director, Business in the Community, calls on...

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by Guest Editor 12 September 2018 - 8:00am

Read the full findings from our Equal Lives report >> 

Dame Helena Morrissey, DBE Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management, on...

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by Anne Willmot 31 August 2018 - 11:46am

Anne Willmot, Business in the Community Age Campaign Director speaks of the opportunities and the challenges that an ageing population presents. 

We now have over 10 million over the 50s in the workforce.  That means that there are five generations working alongside each other for the...

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by Stephen.Killeen 17 August 2018 - 10:08am

Find out more about our Global Goals campaign >>

Steve Killeen, Global Goals and Sector Director, Business in the Community, on the important role of business in...

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by Rachael Saunders 16 August 2018 - 9:30am

Find out more at our Education Symposium, kindly hosted by Goldman Sachs, on the 26th September >> 

Only if we come together will we make the most of the talent and hard...

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by Rachael Saunders 10 August 2018 - 1:34pm

Rachael Saunders, Education Director, Business in the Community on the role of education and business leaders in the regeneration of a community

Ten years ago I had a list of names and addresses on my phone, of parents who wanted my help to keep their child out of St Paul’s Way school. ...

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by webeditor 27 July 2018 - 12:00am

Chris Newsome, Director of Asset Management at Anglian Water shares his thoughts on how Anglian Water has an emotional connection to the community that it not only serves but is part of. 


Water is the ultimate local product. For the vast majority of customers in our region, the...

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by webeditor 20 July 2018 - 8:07pm

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 Anonymous 18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Futurist Tom Cheesewright, discusses why during a time of digital transformation - looking after your customers and keeping agile are both key 

Two years ago I was asked to give a guest lecture on the future kitchen. Kitchens have always been a low-volume, relatively high-value business....

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by Charlotte Gibb 13 July 2018 - 1:07pm

This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the criminal conviction tick box, and shines a light on the experiences of many job-seekers with criminal...

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by alexis.obrien 20 June 2018 - 9:56am

Read how one of the country’s most prestigious buildings will undergo its dramatic transformation to host this year’s Responsible Business Awards

On 3 July one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Royal Albert Hall, will open its doors to host Business in the Community’s 2018...

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by webeditor 12 June 2018 - 8:25am

Review of internal communications Focus on the balance of culture and strategy Broadening of the horizons of the employee led intiative "Green Team".

We are Vista, winner of the small Responsible Business of the Year 2017 award discuss what winning the prestigious award has meant for them....

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by Gudrun Cartwright 20 May 2018 - 5:53am

Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community Environment Director invites all businesses to join Business in the Community in co-creating a world that we can be proud to leave to future generations. 

Sunday 22  April was Earth Day. Every year this day asks us to imagine how things...

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by Stephen Farrant 26 April 2018 - 9:15pm

Stephen Farrant, Director of Sustainability, Innovation and Sectors on why purpose-driven leaders are essential. 

It seems as though map reading, much like driving cars and writing letters, is rapidly becoming a lost art.

Which is ironic, given that rarely has it felt like the...

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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 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 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 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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