Responsible Business News


Wales needs a purpose beyond profit

25 April 2018 - 9:00am
As part of Responsible Business Week 2018, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru) considers the kind of business Wales needs.  Wales needs a purpose beyond profit if it is to succeed in this brave new world.  In a world of mistrust of institutions, experts, fake news and disconnection from the...

First Minister calls on responsible companies to help deliver prosperity for all

25 April 2018 - 9:00am
Speaking on the first day of Responsible Business Week, the First Minister Carwyn Jones called on responsible companies of all sizes and sectors to help deliver inclusive economic growth for all communities in Wales. Read more.

Environment – Water Resources East and the future of multisector water resource planning

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 one side...
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Wellbeing – fuelling progression and innovation

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 Pilates. However,...

Take the new emergency Readiness Test for small businesses

23 April 2018 - 11:20pm
Business in the Community’s The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group is launching a new tool to help small businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, fire and cyber attacks Read more.

Collaboration and Innovation in the Shop Window

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 Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and...
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New frontiers of innovation are creating major opportunities for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – and for patients

23 April 2018 - 3:48pm
As a global healthcare company, the biggest contribution GSK believes it can make to society is using its scientific and technical know-how to address health needs globally. Motivation  As a global healthcare company, the biggest contribution GSK...

Scottish responsible businesses meet with First Minister and pledge to back inclusive growth

19 April 2018 - 9:54pm
Joint working between public, private and third sectors is key to enhancing inclusive and sustainable growth, Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow has said following a discussion with senior business leaders, policy experts and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more.

Welcome to Responsible Business Week 2018!

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 in 2017...
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Widening the talent pool

18 April 2018 - 4:43pm
Linklaters LLP discusses the lessons learned about driving awareness and cultural change within the law firm Linklaters LLP is committed to widening access to the legal profession, but its initiatives have often been isolated within functions and geographies, meaning duplication, omission and...