What's happened during Responsible Business Week 2018

Here's a glance at the Business in the Community led-events which took place during Responsible Week 2018


Leadership in Responsible Business: Responsible Business Week Reception: This invitation only event was an interactive networking event for Senior CSR/Sustainability and HR professionals from our Responsible Business Awards 2018 Longlist, and our Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018.  



Education event: Improving outcomes through evidence based solutions: Through a series of workshops and a panel session we will took delegates through the latest evidence based solutions across issues such as building resilience, embedding science capital and ensuring all young people build the skills needed for an ever-changing workplace.
Resilience Day 2018 - Would you be ready?: Would you be Ready? This is the question our Business Emergency and Resilience Group (BERG) asked, when they launched a new campaign aimed at changing the behavior of smaller businesses to be more resilient. The day took place at a flood testing facility in Wallingford, and included an exciting line up of keynote speakers discussing a range of resilience themes including flooding and cyber resilience.


Celebrating Responsible Business in Scotland: ​ Business in the Community Scotland hosted a reception in the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the impact of responsible business in Scotland. It included an interactive look at the effective programmes Business in the Community has used throughout the year.  


Press announcements: The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list was published as a supplement in The Times

BITC Cymru Members' Forum - The value of purpose: This event was one of BITC Cymru's regular Members' Forums.These sessions are the main vehicle for sharing best practice with and between member companies and providing opportunities to debate these and other pressing issues. With the topics identified by our members, the Forums embody the business-led approach that is taken by BITC Cymru. 

Introduction to Responsible Business: A one day workshop which defined corporate responsibility and the benefits to your organisation of being a responsible business.This specialised workshop was designed and facilitated by Business in the Community’s most experienced staff and Training & Development Associates.

Pathways to Employment: South West Teachers' CPD session: Business in the Community's South West Advisory Board invited teachers to experience how to teach young people about local employment opportunities as part of the curriculum. The event was supported by local businesses who provided up-to-date, 'real life' local examples.​


Smart Growth Innovation Lab:  At this event held in Manchester, business leaders heard inspiring stories and developed practical actions that helped them and their organisation find new ways to put environmental challenges at the heart of their strategy. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham,  also attended the event and spoke about scaling and accelerating the progress towards a Net Zero Carbon and resilient future. He also spoke about the plans to make Greater Manchester a Green City.
Brave New World Champions Network: Business in the Community & Accenture Strategy: Together with our partners Accenture Strategy we developed the new Priorities for Responsible Business in a Digital Age.  Adoption of these priorities by business will help ensure a digital revolution that serves us all. We are now seeking businesses to join this network in championing the priorities; showcasing success stories, and committing to delivering positive societal impact from digital transformation. This workshop was a practical session to deep dive into the issues and inspire businesses to drive forward the agenda.

Throughout the Week

Community Conversations: Building on our Place by Place strategy inspired by Anglian Water, the week will featured a series of Community Conversations across the country. These events provided key local stakeholders from across the business, public and community sectors with an opportunity to engage and learn more about the most critical community needs. Through a facilitated conversation, attendees explored how they can extend and enhance collaboration to tackle these issues, and leave a lasting impact. Community Conversations took place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.
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