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by Anonymous 17 April 2019 - 9:46am

Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing, Bank Workers Charity works with Business in the Community as a Wellbeing partner. Following the publication of their latest white paper At the crossroads – The need for a digital rebalance, Paul explores the relationship we have with our digital devices and the... Read more

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by Anne Willmot 5 April 2019 - 4:19pm

Anne Willmot, Business in the Community Age Campaign Director writes of the importance of conversation and why age should not be a taboo subject. 

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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 Anonymous 15 April 2019 - 3:20pm

Business in the Community's Race at Work 2018 Scorecard Report: The McGregor-Smith Review One Year On, highlighted again that employers are not comfortable talking about race. BITC are encouraging... Read more

by Guest Editor 2 April 2019 - 1:15pm

Ann Beavis, Marketing Consultant at Premier Sustain, is a member of Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Taskforce.  Ann explains the social value created from developing a circular service and how every business can support a holistic approach to one.    The environmental arguments for... Read more

by Anonymous 18 March 2019 - 12:17pm

Eleanor Bradley, chief operating officer at Nominet, reveals how companies can take measures to prevent becoming victims of online criminals   Habits are hard to break. Our brains prefer to learn behaviours and stick to them; walking a well-worn neural network is much easier than trying to create a... Read more

by Gudrun Cartwright 14 March 2019 - 2:10pm

Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community, on how companies that are proactive in efforts to preserve the environment are reaping rewards.   Earlier this month I wrote about the challenges we... Read more

by Anonymous 13 March 2019 - 11:40am

Change is coming: Education Director Rachael Saunders and Employment Director Nicola Inge of Business in the Community on ensuring that companies are not left behind by a transforming market

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by Anonymous 12 March 2019 - 1:12pm

Hannah Tankard, Programme Manager - Response and Recovery, BERG, in collaboration with Wendy Lamin, Product Manager, outline three misconceptions that small businesses commonly have...

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by Anonymous 12 March 2019 - 12:44pm

With cyber-crime becoming increasingly sophisticated, Paul Cullum, Alternative Distribution Manager of HSB Engineering Insurance, discusses how small businesses can prevent a breach of online security

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Alan Thornburrow - Scotland Director BITC
by Alistair Kerr 11 March 2019 - 10:42am

BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on a sold-out event in Glasgow recently that brought business leaders together to discuss the significant economic opportunity that exists from recycling everyday waste to tackle climate change.

Did you know that there’s a £3 billion...

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by Gudrun Cartwright 1 March 2019 - 12:46pm

Make the Waste to Wealth Commitment

It is imperative that business acts now to prevent the climate crisis becoming a disaster, says Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community's...

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by Maria-Jose Subiela 27 February 2019 - 12:31pm

Maria-Jose Subiela, Global Goals Director at Business in the Community, sets out the two-way relationship between foreign aid and UK business.   The UK is a signatory of the global development agenda defined by 17 Global Goals that include... Read more

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 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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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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