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Imagine a world where it was considered normal to live until 100 years old. Would this change your attitude towards work, both as an employer and an employee? Living to 100 may not yet be a reality for most of us, but we certainly are experiencing an ageing population: the number of adults in Northern Ireland aged 65 and over increased by 22% between 2003 and 2013, and the 2016-2021 Active Ageing Strategy states that “one of the great success stories of modern times is that we are living longer”

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Be a Saint Day

Date: 16 March 2017

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, saintly volunteers are being invited to join in the fun by taking part in practical volunteering challenges with a range of community and voluntary groups across Northern Ireland on Thursday 16 March 2017

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Link & Learn – Office Yoga

Date: 20 March 2017
to 24 March 2017

In a world with increasing stress, demands, longer working hours and higher expectations to perform, we often get caught in a vicious cycle of bringing stress from the workplace home, then bringing stresses from home back into the workplace.

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This workshop is designed to help business understand why and how to effectively engage and work with their local communities; making a real and lasting impact on key social issues that impact their business, their employees and wider society.

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This brings together a wide variety of employers within the creative industries in the one venue, for speed learning and networking sessions.

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Join us for this Circular Economy Knowledge Swap; an opportunity to understand how the circular economy can be applied practically within your own organisation.

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Connecting the Sectors

Date: 30 March 2017

A networking event designed to introduce private sector businesses to social enterprises and update them on changes to the Social Value Act, which will be introduced within the next 12 months.

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Responsible Business Week 2017

Date: 24 April 2017
to 28 April 2017

Responsible Business Week 2016 is a unique, high-profile platform to raise awareness week of responsible business. It provides an opportunity for businesses to inspire each other to make a positive impact in society and turn aspiration into action.

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Link & Learn – Drugs and the Workplace

Date: 24 April 2017
to 28 April 2017

Silver Surfers’ Day

Date: 04 May 2017

Silver Surfers’ Day is a day for volunteers to help people get online. It will take place in libraries, community centres and housing associations across Northern Ireland.

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Awards 2017 Judging

Date: 09 May 2017
to 11 May 2017

As part of the Responsible Business Awards process, shortlisted entrants will be invited to meet with a panel of judges to go through their application and provide supplementary information to support their 2017 category entry.

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Throughout the year, Business in the Community runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees, delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce. We allocate one week in the year, and you choose a day and time that suits. Once confirmed, the expert provider will liaise with you directly. All you need to do is advertise the session and provide a suitable place for it to take place.

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Give & Gain Day

Date: 19 May 2017

Give & Gain Day is the only global day that celebrates the power of employee volunteering. Every year thousands of volunteers take part, helping to support hundreds of community organisations. Be part of something special in 2017.

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Business in the Community recognises and celebrates local companies demonstrating innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to responsible business practice at this inspirational Gala Awards Dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall.

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Join us to celebrate the successes of the 2016/’17 academic year achievements through Time to Read. A special thank you event for our dedicated volunteers who read one on one with primary school children across Northern Ireland.

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