Innovation: Integrating technical, collaborative and behavioural solutions to problems

The Water programme aims to catalyse innovation by suggesting how research activity can be better targeted to help businesses be more water resilient.

We currently have three key projects in this area:

Unflushables

We are bringing together a collaboration to explore product development and behaviour change to reduce the impact of products such as wet wipes disposed via the toilet.

Fat Traps

Working with the water companies, Water UK, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose we helped scale up the initiative to give out fat traps/funnels at Christmas, seeing more than 250,000 devices distributed across the UK in 2014.

Energy recovery

This project will explore the opportunities for energy from waste related to ‘fatbergs’ and anaerobic digestion of sewage and other materials (project currently being scoped).

 

GCSE results adds to the evidence that children in poverty are less likely to succeed

22 August 2019 - 11:28am
Today’s publication of the 2019 GCSE results reveal a marked difference in grades between rich and poor pupils. Read more.

A tech-tonic shift: After the scandals, it's time to move faster for longer without breaking things

20 August 2019 - 9:41am
Alastair Loasby, Business in the Community's Responsible Digital Lead & Relationship Manager, on the ideas that could lead to sustainable growth in the tech sector.   One of the most thought-provoking articles I read over the (now distant) Christmas break, was a summary of the 18 biggest...

Business in the Community underline importance of balance between academic attainment and essential skills for future employment

15 August 2019 - 12:01am
Ahead of the publication of the 2019 A-level results, Rachael Saunders, Education Campaign Director at Business in the Community, says: Read more.

New task force sets out future skills requirements for workers

14 August 2019 - 12:49pm
Organisations from the education and employment sectors, including Business in the Community, have united to build a universal framework of essential skills for workplaces of the future. Read more.

Office for National Statistics (ONS): Employment is up but vacancies fall sharply since start of the year – Business in the Community comments

13 August 2019 - 10:56am
Nicola Inge, employment director at Business in the Community, commented: “The uptick in employment points to a continued thriving UK jobs market, but the sharp decline in vacancies since the start of the year is symptomatic of businesses tightening belts as they prepare for further political and...

Bristol Waste to Wealth Summit brings business together to tackle environmental challenges

18 July 2019 - 8:00am
  Business in the Community - The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, brings together 100 national and South West business leaders at Waste to Wealth Summit to identify how they can work collectively to turn environmental awareness into action Marvin Rees, Lord Mayor of Bristol and Emma Howard...

​Head of Iceland Foods ‘which shows remarkable commitment’ to responsible business is new BITC Cymru ambassador

12 July 2019 - 4:55pm
Richard Walker, Managing Director of Deeside-based Iceland Foods, has been named Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru’s new Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassador for Wales. The Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassadors are chosen for their leadership in transforming their own businesses and...

Winners of the 2019 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards announced

9 July 2019 - 8:36pm
​Boots UK scoops top prize as Responsible Business of the Year 12 companies won awards at the 2019 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards Four new Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassadors announced This year’s Gala was in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, Responsible Business...

Nine companies reach gold standard for being the most responsible in Wales

28 June 2019 - 9:00am
Wales’ most responsible businesses were recognised last night at Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru’s Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 dinner. Read more.

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Key contact

Gudrun Cartwright
Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Marketplace Sustainability.

T: 07718 792 226
E:
gudrun.cartwright@bitc.org.uk

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