Social enterprise mentoring blogs

Business in the Community runs a range of programmes that match business mentors with social enterprises, including ones based in London and the East of England.  This benefits both parties, by giving social enterprises access to business expertise that can help them grow and plan for the future, while business mentors gain valuable opportunities for personal development.

To mark Global Enterprise Week, 17-21 November, we spoke to some of the people, both social entrepreneurs and business mentors, who've been involved with these programmes about their experiences and motivations.  Read what they told us below.

 

Sexual misconduct and the charity sector

21 March 2018 - 10:12am
The recent media attention surrounding humanitarian organisations as a result of the Oxfam Sexual Harassment scandal during the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, has put a spotlight on the role of the charity sector in disaster and conflict situations, where those receiving aid are often extremely...

Partner with us to leverage intergenerational working

15 March 2018 - 11:02am
  We are delighted to announce a new partnership opportunity that has been created to support employers respond effectively to the ageing population and the needs of older workers, leveraging the benefits of effective intergenerational working.  "The Age leadership team at Business in the...

BITC Scotland highlights importance of Scotland becoming a Good Food Nation at Holyrood event

14 March 2018 - 10:40am
BITC Scotland is celebrating the importance of food, education and school in Scotland’s Year of Young People with a Parliamentary Reception ahead of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill. Read more.
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Why we need men and women to #PressForProgress this International Women’s Day

8 March 2018 - 8:10am
Chloe Chambraud Director, Business in the Community Gender Equality campaign, speaks of the need for equality both at home and in the workplace if true parity is to be achieved.      Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is #PressForProgress, encouraging people to keep up the...

Move more, eat healthier and be a better business

6 March 2018 - 10:03pm
Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England writes of the importance of physical activity and how employers can have a positive or negative impact on an employees attitude to physical wellbeing.  Moving and eating are fundamental parts of daily life for...

REC becomes Ban the Box employer

1 March 2018 - 10:32am
Ban the Box calls on UK employers to give ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process. Today we are delighted to announce REC,  the Recruitment and Employment Confederation as...

Employers of all sizes asked to share how they are addressing race diversity

21 February 2018 - 9:00am
Best Employers for Race 2018 Survey opened for entries Read more.
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JLL - Creating more value with fewer resources in real estate

21 February 2018 - 12:00am
Marit van Rheenen, Associate Director, Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL, on when performance matters most  The recent Chinese ban on the import of foreign plastic waste was a game changer for the UK - we have now lost the repurposing destination for nearly two thirds of our plastic. Shortly...

The government responds to Taylor review of modern working practices

7 February 2018 - 4:01pm
Business in the Community acknowledges the positive Government reaction to the Taylor Review. Read more.

Solving the challenge of plastic waste on the environment

1 February 2018 - 11:59am
On 31 January 2018, Business in the Community joined HRH The Prince of Wales and his International Sustainability Unit to discuss the challenge of plastic in the ocean. Read more.

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