Business in the Community's Business Plan 2014-2015

Business in the Community's Business Plan 2014-2015
Business in the Community stands for responsible business. We work to inspire, engage, support and challenge our members. Our mission is to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

We finished our 2013-14 year on a strong note, with excellent engagement from our members, a healthy pipeline of new members, solid finances, and an improving economic outlook.

We launched our new contract between business and society at our AGM & Leadership Summit in February. The contract creates a focus for our work setting out the issues that are fundamental to securing the future prosperity of business and society, and which we believe all businesses need to address:

  1. Stimulating the local economy and creating jobs that are essential to vibrant communities.

  2. Reducing the impact of unemployment, particularly on young people and adults who are excluded from society.

  3. Addressing the skills shortage so business can compete in the future.

  4. Tackling inequality in recruitment, pay and promotion for women and black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups.

  5. Creating healthier, happier and more productive employees.

  6. Cutting dependency on diminishing natural resources.

2014-15 is the final year of our three-year programme structured around what we “asked” of our members and what we “offered” to them as we work together to improve society. As well as finishing what we started, this year will see us test and re-focus on the issues above so that they can be adopted for our 2015-16 plan.