Corporate Adviser Insights

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Read below blog posts by some of our corporate advisers and others from the membership team at BITC. 


Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services at Business in the Community

Mapping your impacts: the first step in effective social impact measurement

19 January 2016 - 3:53pm
Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services, gives her advice on making the best start on social impact measurement. According to the influential Edelman Trust Barometer, 81% of people have more confidence in companies which can demonstrate a positive impact on society. It represents a...
Kate Turner, Senior Corporate Adviser, visits the Lee Tunnel

Tideway's 21st century solution to London's 19th century problem

19 November 2015 - 1:03pm
Kate Turner, Senior Corporate Adviser, donned a hard hat and went deep into London’s newest sewer. Here she reflects on the subterranean world connecting London’s past and its future… Londoners have a history of not treating their river with respect. Up to the Victorian era it was common practice...

What insights can we gain from companies' discussions around the CR Index?

10 November 2015 - 2:12pm
Maël Lagadec, Benchmarking Manager, Business in the Community and Jessica Wettstein, Consultant, Business in the Community take a look at some of the insights from the 2015 CR Index cycle. As we invite entries for the 2016 CR Index, we’d...
A large piece of rock from a mine in DRC that may contain valuable minerals. Credit Sasha Lezhnev.

Is your smartphone funding guerilla warfare?

5 November 2015 - 12:07pm
  Business in the Community’s (BITC) Advisory team have been looking at some of the most pertinent and current supply chain issues. Here we look at Conflict Minerals, a serious issue at the very start of complex global supply chains. This blog is published ahead of a report BITC will be releasing...
Petra Parizkova, Advisory Services Manager, Business in the Community

Why are companies keener than ever before on engaging with small businesses?

23 October 2015 - 12:30pm
In 2014-2015 over 20% of companies that completed the CR Index said that engaging small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and social enterprises in the supply chain was a priority for them. This represented an 8% increase on the previous year. So, why this is happening, asks Petra Parizkova,...
Maze by Brett Davies, licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY NC

CR standards: How to navigate a crowded market

11 September 2015 - 1:05pm
Maria Jose Subiela, Head of Advisory Services, Operations at Business in the Community, guides you through the maze of CR standards, indices and guidelines out there. Could the right tool for your company be Business in the Community’s CR...

Meet the companies vying for a Lord Mayor's Dragon Award this year

11 September 2015 - 10:39am
In the run-up to this year's Dragon Awards, we're profiling some of the outstanding work by Business in the Community member companies that has put them in the running for an award.  The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards, now in their 18th year, recognise and celebrate excellence in community engagement...

Is legislation now playing catch-up on CR?

7 September 2015 - 10:48am
Though businesses may differ in many ways, one thing is clear; definitions of Corporate Responsibility (CR) tend to emphasise its voluntary nature, going beyond legal requirements to manage and enhance economics, environmental and social impacts. For instance, The European Commission CR as “a...
Numbers and finance by Ken Teegardin, from

Why you should be calculating the economic value of your CR activity

20 August 2015 - 11:03am
Jessica Runicles and Stephanie Poppendoerfer of BITC's Advisory Team explain why companies are now measuring the impact of CR in the same way as other business activities - and give their tips on how to measure effectively. Running the CR Index gives us on the BITC Advisory Team a good idea of what...
Jamie Palmer, Corporate Adviser, Business in the Community

Coaching people back to work

3 February 2015 - 4:35pm
Jamie Palmer, Corporate Adviser writes about his experience of volunteering while working at Business in the Community. In my second month at Business in the Community my team and I were given the opportunity to provide career advice to people facing particularly high barriers to work such as long...





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