Social enterprise mentoring blogs

Business in the Community runs a range of programmes that match business mentors with social enterprises, including ones based in London and the East of England.  This benefits both parties, by giving social enterprises access to business expertise that can help them grow and plan for the future, while business mentors gain valuable opportunities for personal development.

To mark Global Enterprise Week, 17-21 November, we spoke to some of the people, both social entrepreneurs and business mentors, who've been involved with these programmes about their experiences and motivations.  Read what they told us below.

 

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Call for employers to help older workers become ‘digital adopters’

27 November 2017 - 11:30pm
  Survey of nearly 2,000 workers finds over-50s not being trained in skills needed for the digital economy Older workers also less likely to feel informed about impact of automation and technology on their jobs Employers must do more to train and upskill older workers and prepare them for the...
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Business Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals: The Global Challenge; the Global Opportunity

18 July 2017 - 4:57pm
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (The Goals or SDGs), provide a comprehensive framework for action, that must be taken to end extreme poverty, inequality and address climate change by 2030. According to research delivering The Goals has the potential to unlock $12 trillion in business...

Why should we invest in teachers?

19 January 2018 - 11:04am
Ian Duffy, BP, and Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Ltd, discuss the challenges surrounding the retention of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).   Most readers will know that the UK is in the midst of an ongoing STEM skills shortage, particularly in...

More life wins in 2018 thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery

18 January 2018 - 11:07am
Business in the Community has once again received funding from People’s Postcode Lottery, helping us to transform lives and communities through employment. Read more.
Environment 25 Year Plan

The Government 25 Year Environment Plan

15 January 2018 - 1:58pm
Business in the Community welcomes the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, launched by the Prime Minister last week as a cross Governmental strategy with...
Jeremy Darroch

Business in the Community Chair and Sky Group CEO Jeremy Darroch appointed as WWF UK Ambassador

5 January 2018 - 3:54pm
Business in the Community is delighted that Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group CEO, has been appointed as WWF UK Ambassador. This follows his recent appointment as our Chair at the beginning of this year. Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, commented: “We are proud that our...

Regaining confidence through Ready for Work

2 January 2018 - 4:03pm
Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about Ready for Work. In her late teens Kara had worked as a cleaner, but when she had her son she had to...
Jeremy Darroch joins Business in the Community as Chairman

Jeremy Darroch joins Business in the Community as new Chair

13 November 2017 - 8:48am
Jeremy Darroch, CEO Sky takes over the Chair role at Business in the Community from January next year and will be instrumental in helping us to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. Jeremy has been in his current role at Sky since 2007, driving consistent business...

Careers advice has come a long way

9 November 2017 - 2:31pm
Lowri ap Robert shares her experiences of careers advice and how it has changed beyond all recognition since her school days According to social commentators and Blur, modern life is rubbish. And yes, there is an awful lot about life in 2017 which is not so great. I won’t even begin to reel off...
ITP Four Goals

Call to hotel sector to cut carbon footprint by 90% to meet 2-degree climate threshold

8 November 2017 - 1:28pm
A new report from the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) reveals that the hotel sector must reduce its carbon footprint by 90% by 2050, in order to play its part in keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Read more.

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