Blog & Opinion

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 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