Business must be a part of the solution to the climate emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, 2 May 2019

Last weekend the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, declared a climate emergency during her speech at the SNP conference in Edinburgh.

Today the Climate Change Committee recommended Scotland should have a more ambitious target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, five years before the rest of the UK. They did so on the basis of evidence that shows Scotland has a greater potential for removing pollution from its economy.

Declaration of climate emergency and UK Climate Change Committee report: Businesses must now show they are part of the solution

In response to yesterday's Westminster MP vote to declare a climate and environmental emergency, following on the heels of Scotland and Wales and the UK’s Climate Change Committee today making it clear that we can get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by deploying existing technologies, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community, said: 

UK Government and Partners Propose Steps to Accelerate Refugee Employment

Companies can take simple steps to employ more refugees and enable them to better integrate in the UK and contribute to economy

LONDON, May 2 – Refugees are underrepresented in the UK workforce and a great opportunity for them to contribute to growth and better integrate in the country is being missed, according to new guidelines released today by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Business in the Community (BITC) and UK Government.

Wales’ top responsible businesses ‘touching many thousands of lives’ – BITC Cymru announces the Responsible Business Awards 2019 shortlist

Twenty-three Welsh companies are being hailed for taking action to build inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and address environmental challenges in Wales.  
 

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