Responsible Business News

 

The new possible - why we should all be excited about the Responsible Business Tracker

1 May 2019 - 9:00am
Maria-Jose Subiela, Global Goals Director at Business in the Community, explains why we should all be excited about the Responsible Business Tracker.   Am I excited about our new Responsible Business Tracker®?...

Education in Focus - Responsible Business in Action

1 May 2019 - 9:00am
Read the headlines from the Education Partnerships Award 2019 Finalists    How member companies can get involved with the Education Campaign SkillsBuilder: Talk to us about how to embed the framework into your schools outreach programme...

New responsible business measure reveals environmental issues must become bigger business priority

29 April 2019 - 11:40am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 29th April 2019  Health and wellbeing ranked as biggest material issue to business with environmental issues coming second 63% of participating companies have set objectives, targets and KPIs for their carbon reduction strategy, but only 22% have science-based targets...

New responsible business measure reveals UK business in danger of falling into purpose-wash trap

29 April 2019 - 1:00am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, 29th April 2019  86% of participating companies have a purpose statement However, vast majority (83%) have not yet considered what this means across departments or set clear team targets Companies are using Global Goals to describe their activity, but not using them...

Mark Carney and Villeroy de Galhau climate change warnings must now provoke financial system change

17 April 2019 - 10:08am
In response to today’s publication of an open letter from Mark Carney and Villeroy De Galhau accompanying the launch of a report from the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community, said: Read more.

What happens when we can’t switch off? The impact of digital devices on our work life balance

17 April 2019 - 9:46am
Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing, Bank Workers Charity works with Business in the Community as a Wellbeing partner. Following the publication of their latest white paper At the crossroads – The need for a digital rebalance, Paul explores the relationship we have with our digital devices and the...

Why every company should talk about Race

15 April 2019 - 3:20pm
Business in the Community's Race at Work 2018 Scorecard Report: The McGregor-Smith Review One Year On, highlighted again that employers are not comfortable talking about race. BITC are encouraging...

Talking about mid-life – how conversations make a difference in the workplace

5 April 2019 - 4:19pm
Anne Willmot, Business in the Community Age Campaign Director writes of the importance of conversation and why age should not be a taboo subject.  The Hundred Year LifeWe all like to talk – over a coffee, in the queue at the supermarket, maybe on social media. And we all talk about a lot of things...

Gender pay gap will not close without clear plans to tackle inequality

4 April 2019 - 12:01am
Gender pay gap reporting alone is not enough and should include a clear narrative and action plan with time-bound targets. Action plans need to be communicated transparently internally and externally. Read more.

Six social benefits of businesses developing a circular service

2 April 2019 - 1:15pm
Ann Beavis, Marketing Consultant at Premier Sustain, is a member of Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Taskforce.  Ann explains the social value created from developing a circular service and how every business can support a holistic approach to one.    The environmental arguments for...

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