The 90s was a period of rapid growth and expansion, with many new campaigns coming on board, and membership continuing to climbBack to Timeline
Companies were keen to understand how they measured up against others, the business case and how their actions could make a measurable difference.
By the end of the decade, BITC members represented over 1 in 5 of the UK private sector workforce with a core membership of 700 companies including over 75 of the FTSE top 100.
The 90s was a period of rapid growth and expansion, with many new campaigns coming on board, and membership continuing to climb.
Most significantly this decade saw the professionalisation of CSR, moving from off the side of the Chairman’s desk to into new departments run by professional CSR managers with budgets, targets and KPIs.
1992 – 2008
Julia was CEO for 16 years and oversaw a period of significant
growth and campaigning. Turnover grew to just under £25m and membership stood at 800
companies. She pioneered the “Seeing is Believing” programme with The Prince of Wales; taking pinstripes – nearly always white and male – into deprived communities, failing schools and run-down housing estates to show them the deprivation just outside the factory gates and their smart new offices. Many new campaigns began under Julia which have borne the test of time and remain key initiatives to this day.
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