Business in the Community is a business-led charity committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. It works locally, nationally and internationally with members to transform businesses and transform communities, believing that responsible leadership is the ability to balance doing both.
Their arc programme launched in September 2011, its flagship social enterprise programme to support social enterprises to grow and place 1000 Olympic borough residents into jobs by 2015. The programme expanded to cover West London in December 2012, with a similar target of supporting social enterprises to grow and place 1000 West London borough residents into jobs by 2016. The programme was created in collaboration with its Founding Partners, BP, Deloitte and Visa Europe and its strategic partner Social Enterprise UK.
The objectives of the project were:
To analyse the arc programme to date in terms of its impact through an impact report outlining the evidence, analysis and valuations of impact as appropriate. Specific emphasis was placed on:
CAN provided BITC with:
As a result of the project, BITC has:
As a result of this, BITC produced an in-depth and rigorous annual impact report which showcased the depth of impact of the arc programme since its initatyion in 2011.
BITC have an increased ability to attract more arc coporate partners, renewed interest from previous and existing arc corporate partners and more social enterprises.