Responsible Business News


Going places: Community should be at the heart of any modern business

11 June 2019 - 6:06pm
Katy Taylor of transport company the Go-Ahead Group discusses how the lives of its passengers can be improved by its involvement in Business in the Community's Place campaign Meet the Place Leadership Team What...

Race at Work champion named in Queen’s birthday honours list

11 June 2019 - 9:56am
Sandra Kerr CBE, race equality director at Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s responsible business network, has been named as a Commander of the British Empire in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to equality and diversity. This honour is the latest mark of recognition for Sandra’s tireless commitment to addressing racial inequality in the workplace in the UK. Read more.

£2m National Lottery funding for older workers

7 June 2019 - 11:19am
The funding will help older people to remain in or return to work The grant is for the five-year Age at Work project which is raising awareness of an ageing workforce and supporting businesses to be more age inclusive. 47% of workers are likely to work past the state pension age to be able to...

Gender Equality in Focus: Responsible Business in Action

7 June 2019 - 9:00am
Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Campaign is the UK’s leading employer network dedicated to advancing equality between men and women at work. We are all about changing the system, not the women. Read the headlines from theGender Equality Award finalists The...

£2m National Lottery funding for older workers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

6 June 2019 - 11:15am
A new initiative aimed at supporting people aged 50+ in Scotland to remain or return to work has today received a £2.2 million boost from the National Lottery Community Fund. The funding is for the five-year Age At Work project which will work...

Are you measuring your business' impact as well as you think?

5 June 2019 - 2:59pm
Alex Ferrand, Responsible Business Tracker® Project Manager discusses how this new tool can help companies understand what success in responsible business looks like and how they will know when it has been achieved.   ...

Five ways business can take action on water

5 June 2019 - 2:15pm
Water is the essence of life. Without it we would die in a matter of days. With too much we would drown in minutes. It shows the health of our natural environment and is at the heart of ensuring people and nature can thrive in the future.  As one of our most precious resources, it is also under...

Why social, environmental and economic sustainability are inextricably linked.

1 June 2019 - 8:00am
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community, welcomes you to Responsible Business in Action's Environment week.   Make the Waste to Wealth Commitment   Social,...

The Time for Talking is Over

1 June 2019 - 8:00am
To mark the focus on Environment in Responsible Business in Action we asked members of the Environment Campaign task forces to explain to us how they are turning words into action. This is what they said:...

Environment in Focus: Responsible Business in Action

1 June 2019 - 8:00am
Read the headlines from the UPS Environmental Sustainability Award finalists The world is waking up to our growing planetary emergency: from governments setting tighter targets, to extended producer responsibility across the whole lifecycle of products. And from investors...