What's happening during Responsible Business Week 2018

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


Leadership in Responsible Business: Responsible Business Week Reception: This invitation only event will be 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 take 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. Book your place on one of the workshops at our Education event: Improving outcomes through evidence based solutions.
Resilience Day 2018 - Would you be ready? A resilience event for business: Would you be Ready? This is the question our Business Emergency and Resilience Group (BERG) will be asking, when they launch a new campaign aimed at changing the behavior of smaller businesses to be more resilient. The day will include an exciting line up of keynote speakers from across the not-for-profit, business and government sectors on a range of resilience themes including flooding and cyber resilience. Find out more about the Resilience Day and how you can get involved.


Celebrating Responsible Business in Scotland: ​ Business in the Community Scotland will be hosting a reception in the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the impact of responsible business in Scotland. It will include an interactive look at the effective programmes Business in the Community has used throughout the year.  Find out how you can get involved in the Celebrating Responsible Business in Scotland reception.



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

The Prince's Seeing is Believing visit and Dinner: A select group of CEOs will explore how Smart Growth can create value by tackling environmental challenges. Through inspiring and innovative visits around Greater Manchester, leaders will explore how business can start to unlock the value for themselves, the people they employ and communities, through Smart Growth. Further details will be announced soon.

BITC Cymru Members' Forum - The value of purpose: This event is 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. Find out more about the BITC Cymru Members' Forum and book your place.

Introduction to Responsible Business: A one day workshop defining corporate responsibility and the benefits to your organisation of being a responsible business.This specialised workshop has been designed and is facilitated by Business in the Community’s most experienced staff and Training & Development Associates. Find out more about the Introduction to Responsible Business workshop and book your place.

Pathways to Employment: South West Teachers' CPD session: Business in the Community's South West Advisory Board invites teachers to experience how to teach young people about local employment opportunities as part of the curriculum. The event will be supported by local businesses who will provide up-to-date, 'real life' local examples.​ Find out more about the South West Teachers' CPD session and book your place.


Smart Growth Innovation Lab:  At this event held in Manchester, business leaders will hear inspiring stories and develop practical actions that will help them and their organisation find new ways to create value by putting environmental challenges at the heart of their strategy. Find out more about the Smart Growth Innovation Lab and how you can be involved.
Engaging Employees through CR: This course looks at how to use Corporate Responsibility to engage your employees and how to use engaged employees to embed your Corporate Responsibility. Book your place on the Engaging Employees through CR course.
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 will be a practical session to deep dive into the issues and inspire businesses to drive forward the agenda. Attendees will reflect on how the Priorities for Responsible Business in a Digital Age apply to their own organisation and play their part in founding the Brave New World Champions Network. Find out more about the Brave New World Champions Network.

Throughout the Week

Community Conversations: A Community Conversation is a cross-sector networking event, enabling fruitful conversations between business, the voluntary sector and local government to occur. They explore, in a relaxed environment, how everyone working together can build a healthier community. A key outcome from a Community Conversation is a commitment amongst participants to continue to work together, and agreement on collaborative actions that can enable cross-sector responses to make a real difference. These should seek to address the needs that have been identified in the community, utilising the combined knowledge, skills and insights of participants to create compound impact. The Conversations build on BITC’s model for building healthy communities, outlined in our report Building the Case for a Connected Britain.
Building on our Place by Place strategy inspired by Anglian Water, the week will feature a series of Community Conversations across the country. These events will provide 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 will explore how they can extend and enhance collaboration to tackle these issues, and leave a lasting impact. 
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