The digital transformation of the UK and global economy is a significant opportunity, at the same time it comes with a number of risks. Digital technologies, data and skills provide significant opportunities to develop new products, services and processes to address societal and environmental challenges.
Equally, the digital revolution raises a series of challenges for a broad range of stakeholders that businesses must now address. There will be impacts on the workforce: such as job losses due to automation1; communities, with over six million people in the UK currently without the skills and access to regularly use the internet2; and the environment, with ICT sector contributing approximately two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions3.
In order to understand and define the role of responsible business in this digital era, Business in the Community with the support of the Digital Champions Network, combines thought with action to set a new agenda for UK businesses. Business in the Community asks businesses to commit to the four priorities outlined in our report A Brave New World? Why business must ensure an inclusive digital revolution, to ensure a sustainable, ethical and inclusive digital revolution that serves all.
The four priorities outlined in A Brave New World
Business Priority 3
Business Priority 2