25 Jul 2018
Inspiring the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future
For the last 3 years Business in the Community has been involved in an ERASMUS+ funded education project which aims to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to build a more competitive low-carbon economy that makes efficient and sustainable use of resources, protects the environment, reduces emissions and prevents biodiversity loss.
06 Jul 2018
Plastic – is it always a problem?
At the time of writing, the latest news includes the story of an enterprising South Wales-based firm about to open a dedicated paper straw production line in preparation for a proposed ban on plastic straws. The prominence of such stories (and the ban itself) owes much to the celebrated Blue Planet II, broadcasted late last year.
27 Apr 2018
The business case for volunteering
Today (27 April) is take-over day for the Big Shops’ Showdown, a volunteer challenge run in partnership with Cancer Focus which utilises the business acumen, fundraising guile and goodwill of businesses. The aim of the challenge is for companies to compete against each other in the running of charity shops and, in doing so, raise funds for the charity.
26 Apr 2018
Why Poverty Matters
Working age adults without children are now at a higher risk of poverty than 10 years ago and while living in a ‘workless’ household increases your risk of poverty by more than four times, across the UK, there has been a gradual shift towards in-work poverty.
24 Apr 2018
When nothing is sure, everything is possible
At a global level, the fourth digital revolution is firmly here, and technology is continuing to disrupt traditional business models, whilst shaping the future of work and the skills that will be needed in the years to come.
08 Mar 2018
Digital Transformation – the four ingredients for success
Over the last few years, digital transformation has been redefining the way organisations operate, giving rise to everything from new practices and processes to entirely new business models and revenue streams.