Business in the Community

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Is a UK body comprised of more than 800 companies, which seeks to promote business involvement in and contribution to the wider social community. It was established in 1982 against a backcloth of high unemployment and inner-city riots, by business leaders and philanthropists concerned at mounting social dislocation. The creation of the organization was an early expression of what has come to be known as the movement for corporate social responsibility. In the period since its inception, Business in the Community has developed a very broad programme of activities. In the employment sphere, it has established a number of employers' forums that deal with equality and diversity issues; for example, Race for Opportunity. Other areas of activity include community involvement (including promoting volunteering), environmental initiatives, and encouragement of ethical business practice.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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