Blog & Opinion

by Anonymous 1 February 2019 - 4:26pm

Dr Justin Varney, Interim Strategy & Policy Lead at Business in the Community discusses the troubling findings of BITC's new report Working With Pride: Issues affecting LGBT+ people in the workplace, and outlines three steps businesses can take to address them, making their workplaces more...

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Alan Thornburrow, BITC Scotland Director.
by Alistair Kerr 6 February 2019 - 4:47pm

BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow on why Scotland’s Waste to Wealth marks a crucial moment in time.

Another day, another event? Not this one. We all know the clock is ticking on climate change. The WWF say that we are the first generation to know we are destroying the world, and the...

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by chloe.chambraud 10 January 2019 - 11:21am

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, on how employers can work towards closing the gender pay gap in 2019   I hope that I will live long enough to see the gender gap close in my lifetime in the UK. At the current pace, it is estimated that it will take another 61... Read more

by Guest Editor 2 January 2019 - 1:11pm

Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva UK Insurance, AVIVA PLC and Business in the Community's Age Leadership Team Chair, on why companies must recognise the benefits of a multi-generational workforce. 

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by Alistair Kerr 20 December 2018 - 11:59am

As we all wind down towards the festive season, head our separate ways and take time to be with our loved ones, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you and give you a heads up on our plans for early in the new year.

Firstly, let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all every...

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What is BITC membership
by Nick.Diamond 19 December 2018 - 3:35pm

Nick Diamond, Business in the Community's Membership Engagement Director, on why 2018 was an exciting year for the Responsible Business agenda and how it demonstrated the power and positive effects that strength in numbers provides
 
We've seen an astonishing 78 new members join...

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Tin can metamorphising into a pile of coins= Waste to Wealth
by Gudrun Cartwright 18 December 2018 - 12:29pm

Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, responds to the the publication of the UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.   Today marks the launch of the long awaited Resources and Waste Strategy. Following hot on the heels of... Read more

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by Guest Editor 6 December 2018 - 4:28pm

To get involved, or for further information about Business in the Community's Place strategy or the... Read more

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by Guest Editor 3 December 2018 - 3:14pm

Stuart Lemmon, Managing Director, Carbon Clear (part of the EcoAct Group) and member of Business in the Community writes of the business benefits of being carbon neutral

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A spiral staircase
by Bridget Jackson 26 November 2018 - 12:00am

Full details of the Going Circular programme is available in PwC's Lessons Learned document >>

Bridget Jackson, PwC’s Corporate Sustainability Director, describes how PwC’s Going Circular programme has delivered...

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by Kaammini Chanrai 19 November 2018 - 10:14am

Do you consider yourself to be a role model? The term ‘role model’ is commonly defined as someone worth imitating, based on their character or success. On the surface, a role model seems like an obviously positive concept – something to aspire to be, someone to look up to. 

However, in...

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by chloe.chambraud 7 November 2018 - 11:55am

Read the full findings of our Equal Lives report  >>

The Equal Lives report published today, in partnership with Santander, has found that men want more...

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by Sandra Kerr 26 October 2018 - 3:49pm

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, explains why the new Race at Work Charter is an important step towards improving outcomes for BAME employees  

Today Business in the Community in partnership with the government is proud to be launching the Race at Work... Read more

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by Anonymous 22 October 2018 - 11:00am

Dr Cynthia Marks, Campaign Manager at BITC Scotland looks back on a successful conference that explored how Scotland can secure business and economic success as the workforce ages - and why the need to act is now.

BITC Scotland, in partnership with Age Scotland, CIPD, the Scottish...

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by Guest Editor 17 October 2018 - 6:44am

'I warmly welcome the launch of this strategic vision as a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Blackpool over the next decade. It builds on the hard work and regeneration initiatives that have borne fruit in the town over the past ten years, despite the twin challenges of austerity... Read more

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by Jessica Rose 12 October 2018 - 12:06pm

Find out more about Ban the Box and sign up >> 

The retail industry employs more people in the UK than any other private sector industry, providing 4...

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A mountain peak
by Guest Editor 8 October 2018 - 7:00am

Tony Wood, Partner and UK Managing Director at Mercer Marsh Benefits, says the results from the latest Mental Health at Work report show progress is being made but there’s still a long way to go

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