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.

 

Making Scotland a world-leader in fair work

27 February 2019 - 12:55pm
BITC Scotland publishes recommendations for Scotland’s Fair Work Action Plan based on a series of consultations across Scotland between September and November 2018. Read more.
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UK Foreign Aid is key to responsible business

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...

Commissioner at US/UK Fulbright Commission Drake Dubin announced as the new Business in the Community Chief Operating Officer

25 February 2019 - 4:11pm
Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, has announced that it has appointed Drake Dubin, Commissioner at the US/UK Fulbright Commission, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Read more.

Scottish leaders attend major event in collective drive to tackle climate change by transforming waste into new wealth

21 February 2019 - 10:25am
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network - challenged business to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent catastrophic climate change at the Waste to Wealth event, held at Glasgow’s 200SVS. In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
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If ever there was an unmissable date for your diary – this is it

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 last that...
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Three simple ways businesses can support LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace

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...

Supreme Court judgement on criminal records disclosure is a victory for common sense, says Business in the Community

30 January 2019 - 1:54pm
The UK Supreme Court has issued a ruling stating that the criminal records disclosure regime, as it applies to multiple convictions and childhood warnings and reprimands, is disproportionate. Jessica Rose, Campaign Manager at Business in the Community responds. Read more.

Community Conversations in Wales

17 January 2019 - 2:11pm
The BITC Cymru team love going out and getting communities really speaking to each other – businesses and community groups who can work together to make the societies in which we live stronger, happier and more sustainable. We held four ‘conversations’ last year and they worked – so we’re doing two more now this year. Find out what our Community Conversations are all about. Read more.

Will we live to see the end of the gender pay gap?

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...

An important message on Age from Andy Briggs – CEO of Aviva and Chair of the BITC Age Leadership Team

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.  Find out more about the how your...

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