Responsible Business News


Together we can - Amanda Mackenzie OBE, speaks at the Responsible Business Awards 2019

12 July 2019 - 1:34pm
Amanda MacKenzie OBE and CEO of Business in the Community speaks at the responsible business event of the year, The Responsible Business Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Tuesday 09 July 2019.  By working together, we can step up and meet any challenge. Together, we are...

White academic staff paid 14 per cent more than black academic colleagues

15 October 2019 - 4:54pm
New analysis released today from the University and College Union (UCU) has revealed that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff in universities are less likely to hold senior jobs and are paid less than their white colleagues1. In response Sandra Kerr CBE, race equality director at Business...

Queen’s Speech: Tackling climate and ecological breakdown must be at the heart of UK PLC’s strategy

14 October 2019 - 1:33pm
In response to the Government’s environmental plans outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community (BITC), The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, commented: "The Government's commitment to enshrine environmental principles in law to...

World Mental Health Day: 'Create workplace cultures in which it's OK to not be OK'

10 October 2019 - 12:01am
Read the Mental Health at Work Report 2019.  On World Mental Health Day, Business in the Community's Kate Hinder discusses 'the mixed bag of responses' she has experienced from...

Only a third of employees asked about essential skills in their last appraisal

9 October 2019 - 12:01am
Statistics released today by Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s responsible business network, show that many employers are missing an opportunity to equip their current and future employees with essential skills such as communication and problem-solving. Read more.

Race at Work Charter: One Year On 2019 report: Evidence of progress, but still much to do

2 October 2019 - 12:00pm
Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, discusses the findings of the Race at Work Charter: One Year On 2019 report. Read the Race at Work Charter: One...

One in four BAME employees experience bullying and harassment despite most employers having zero-tolerance policy

2 October 2019 - 12:01am
The 2019 Race at Work Report published today by Business in the Community (BITC), The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, shows that many UK businesses are increasingly starting to measure and monitor some of key indicators that mark progress towards racial equality. Read more.

'National living wage' to increase to £10.50 an hour over the next five years

1 October 2019 - 12:19pm
Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester that the government will commit to increasing the 'national living wage' to £10.50 over the next five years. Read more.

Businesses encouraged to prepare for Wales’s older workforce

23 September 2019 - 10:21am
By 2020, one in three workers will be over 501.  Wales’ future workforce will be an older workforce and preparations must be made to make the most of the experience and expertise of older employees. Business in the Community Cymru encourages and supports businesses to build age-inclusive workplaces...

Work is creating mental health issues for two in five employees

23 September 2019 - 12:00am
Two in five (39 per cent) UK workers experienced symptoms of poor mental health related to work in the past year. More than six in ten (62 per cent) of managers said they had to put their company’s interests above staff wellbeing (every day, often or sometimes). 52 per cent of those experiencing...