The UN Sustainable Development Goals (The Goals or SDGs), provide a comprehensive framework for action, that must be taken to end extreme poverty, inequality and address climate change by 2030. According to research delivering The Goals has the potential to unlock $12 trillion in business...Read more
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If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got – so we changed things. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and Fire and Rescue Services across the UK have been historically white and male. In 2017 they continue to be, with women representing less than... Read more
Like many people in their thirties, Jason was renting a house in Bristol and had made good friends with his housemates. But life took a turn for the worse when his landlord served them an eviction notice last minute, leaving Jason with nowhere to go. The 36 year old spent weeks sleeping on...Read more
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, shares innovative examples of sustainable innovation
Closed-loop thinking is becoming more central in business, as more and more corporate leaders start to recognise both the environmental and financial...Read more
Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM Manager, Carillion
Liam got involved in Ready for Work when he was approached by his manager about the opportunity.
“They said they were looking for volunteers for the programme and I always love to...Read more
Louise Lee, Principal, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, explains why on GCSE results day businesses need to look beyond letters and numbers in order to give young people the greatest start in life... Read more
The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.
It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...Read more
28-year-old Nathan has worked at Marks & Spencer HR Shared Services for all of his working life - an opportunity he wouldn't have found without the help of Business in the Community's partnership with Marks & Spencer. Now a long-established member of the M...Read more
For We are Vista, being responsible isn’t an add on, it's incorporated into every job it delivers and every process it lives by
At the start of 2015, We are Vista set itself ambitious targets...Read more
Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent business breakfast, designed to bring together smaller companies in Wales and get them involved in responsible business.
It's not about what you do or how big you are – it is about the impact...Read more
Clare Rudall (Head of Membership, Business in the Community Cymru) looks back at a past Members’ Forum event from June this year and considers the digital challenges facing companies in Wales.
140 characters on social media can move markets. A single teenager can access, albeit illegally...Read more
The latest YouGov research reveals 52 per cent of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a week, dispose of their cup at work. Underpinned by insight into consumer coffee cup disposal habits, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company...Read more
Following the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru), reflects on the current and future role of business in Wales.
Business in the Community (BITC) was founded in 1982 in response to a facture in society – the riots in Toxteth and Brixton were...Read more
The London Borough of Haringey has some of the highest unemployment figures in London. According to the Office for National statistics, Tottenham has more people claiming job seekers allowance than any other part of London. However, all that is set to change as the borough embarks upon an...Read more
Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Former Group HR Director of The Go-Ahead Group, Val Proctor, shares her experiences of building a veteran employment programme.
As an HR Director, much of my career has been focused on building a diverse and productive workforce that reflects the customer base...Read more
This week the government published its first ever Social Mobility Employer Index to announce the top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility within the workplace.
With many...Read more
Dear Prime Minister,
We know there are many challenges for the next Parliament but we believe so much could be achieved for our nation and local communities if government works closely with business to create the policy environment that enables them to be the best they can possibly be at...Read more
With significant changes in demographics impacting all kinds of companies and workplaces, Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on the changing nature of work.
When we think about flexible working, we think of new parents returning to work or we think about...Read more