COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a radical rethink in how we do business. Many businesses have risen to the challenge supporting their employees and communities to help weather the storm. Learn about the positive ways organisations have responded to the pandemic in our COVID-19 Responsible Business Stories.

Business in the Community (BITC) is asking organisations to seize the opportunity and #BuildBackResponsibly. We set out new priorities for how business can deliver the change that is needed for society and the planet. Work with us and make a difference.
In response to the pandemic BITC launched the National Business Response Network (NBRN) to identify community needs across the UK and match them to the right business support. Through BITC’s vast regional and local connections and leaders, we are able to identify national and local community needs. The network then connects businesses who have the resources to help.
Learn more about the National Business Response Network (NBRN).
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Case Studies

Ofcom: Committing to equality beyond the pandemic

How Ofcom is conducting equality impact assessments to ensure positive action on diversity and inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blogs

Building a better workplace for age equality

Andy Briggs, Government Business Champion for Older Workers, Chair of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Age Taskforce and Group CEO of Phoenix Group writes about the unique opportunity to ensure business is sustainable.
Blogs

Equipping your workforce with skills to adapt and thrive

Equipping workforces with the skills to adapt and thrive is crucial to ensure no one is left behind argues Catherine Schlieben, HR Director for Talent and Leadership at National Grid, a member of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Employment & Skills Leadership Team and Chair of the Future Skills and Good Work Taskforce.
Toolkits

Responsible Restructures: Facing the Future Together

In this toolkit, Business in the Community (BITC) has three immediate and essential asks of businesses that are considering restructures and redundancies.
Blogs

What if your job was good for you?

Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Director Louise Aston makes the case for putting wellbeing at the heart of business planning and job design.
Case Studies

Royal Mail: supporting people at risk of domestic abuse

Royal Mail Group offers ‘Online Safe Spaces’ to support people at risk of experiencing domestic abuse.
Blogs

Homelessness: out of sight but not out of reach for businesses

Develop long -term partnerships with communities to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness says Charlotte Gibb.