In joining Business in the Community (BITC), you join a network of progressive businesses who look beyond the profit motive, who want to make a difference within society and who are prepared to collaborate to bring about change.
We are the membership organisation for businesses who want to publicly demonstrate a commitment to acting responsibly and invest in building a better society. We have hundreds of members and over 300 business leaders taking active leadership roles with us.
94% of companies can show or point to evidence that their leaders are committed to doing something, and talk about taking action, but only 17% of their own workforce have targets built into their day to day role (source: The Responsible Business Tracker® Insights Report: Raising The Bar), so ambition is not always turned into action.
Business in the Community can help bridge the gap between the desire to act and the practical steps to make change a reality.
What we ask of members:
- Commit to becoming the best responsible business you can be through a journey of measurable improvement
- Engage your whole organisation in the network, from CEO to apprentice
- Empower your wider networks and engagement chains. Connect them to BITC to ensure we change things at pace and scale
We need you with us. It is only by sharing and learning together that we can drive best practice across the network, engage others and by doing so, raise the bar and achieve our vision of making the UK the world leader in responsible business.
What membership offers you
The Membership Plan is made up of three components; membership, engagement and leadership.
Membership is designed to provide value for every organisation irrespective of what stage you are at in your responsible business journey and your ability to engage.
This offers a range of partnerships in specific issue areas, including Diversity and Inclusion, Well Being, Community and Environment, intended to facilitate deeper engagement and meet member needs. There are also partnerships on Strategy and Purpose and a programme of Responsible Business Management Training
This is for members seeking to work with BITC to demonstrate leadership and drive impact across an issue over a multi-year period.
These are a bespoke offer and may include a place on one of our issue-specific Leadership Teams, participation in Taskforces, leading or participating in a Prince’s Seeing is Believing visit, sponsorship of research and campaigning, hosting and networking, or taking our platforms and channels to act as an advocate for responsible business.
Leadership offers enable enhanced influence over local, regional and national policymaking, organisational profile, contribution to thought leadership and networking with other senior leaders.
The cost of membership depends on the size and turnover of your organisation and how many opportunities you wish to access. Our membership team are available to discuss this further with you.