Place: A strong business led response to building trust between business and society

The UK economy depends on towns and cities harnessing the potential of every man and woman who lives in them. Our towns and cities have always been at the heart of economic development and the creation of prosperity whether as marketplaces or as centres of enterprise, knowledge, culture, learning and innovation. However, the forces changing the way we live work and learn today, exacerbated by the advances in digital technology are leaving too many communities behind. There is an unacceptable gap between those who are benefitting from the changes and those who are not. This is creating a fracture in society and a breakdown in trust between business and society which demands a strong business-led response. 

Place is a response by business to take ownership of this problem and Business in the Community (BITC) is uniquely placed to bring the various stakeholders together to make it happen. 

Pilot activity is already underway in Blackpool where an agenda for action by 2030 has just been published and in WisbechCambridgeshire where Anglian Water, Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year 2017 has been pioneering this approach for the past four years. 

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