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  • 7th Jan 2021

REACH OUT: An employer’s guide to using behavioral insights in supporting staff mental health and wellbeing

The societal side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are harmful and wide-reaching. People are living through unprecedented unemployment, economic hardship, and startling increases in domestic and child abuse. As a result, these overlapping crises are taking a toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing. As such, we present a summary list…

  • Blog
  • 6th Jan 2021

BIT Goes to Washington

It’s now one year since BIT set up its office in Washington, DC - we reflect on establishing ourselves in this new market in an exciting but unusual time.

  • Blog
  • 17th Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccines: what can we learn from a French experiment in care homes?

The last few weeks have been marked by some of the first good news of 2020 - the dawn of several COVID-19 vaccines upon their approval from multiple global healthcare regulatory agencies. The news has been accompanied by the launch of concurrent campaigns from governments and health organisations to improve…

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  • 17th Dec 2020

Vaccin anti-covid: quelles leçons peut-on tirer d'une expérimentation en EHPAD?

Les annonces de vaccins efficaces se sont enchaînées ces dernières semaines, nous permettant à tous de voir enfin une lumière à la fin du tunnel. La France, comme beaucoup d’autres pays, se prépare donc à administrer les vaccins anti-covid dès janvier 2021. On le sait déjà - les doses vont arriver…

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  • 16th Dec 2020

Mass testing: What can Medway learn from Slovakia?

As of Monday, the first of 67 ‘Tier 3’ local authorities have started community COVID-19 testing in the UK. This mass testing effort is intended to help them stop the spread of coronavirus and slow the rapid transmission of the virus to lower Tiers. As local leaders of Oldham, Lancashire…

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  • 15th Dec 2020

Unconscious bias and diversity training – the evidence

The corporate buzzwords of the moment: unconscious bias and diversity training. These training programmes have been introduced to organisations across the world over decades, with high hopes that they will make workplaces more inclusive. In the US alone, companies spend $8billion a year on diversity training. But do they work? This…

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  • 14th Dec 2020

Automatic switching: a win for consumers and behavioural public policy

I doubt any of us would say no to a £300 windfall. Indeed, most of us would be thrilled! It could cover the Christmas shopping, pay a chunk off your credit card bill or simply boost your rainy day savings fund. The good news is that the typical UK household…

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  • 1st Dec 2020

New guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis

In partnership with BEIS, we recently published guidance to support energy suppliers in accurately analysing the impact of smart meters on household energy consumption.  

  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2020

Feeling the Black Friday impulse? Try repairing not replacing

With Black Friday on the horizon, deals on phones, computers and all sorts of electronics are popping up in our inboxes. Yet, when you know that in 2019 we produced approximately 53.6 million tons of electronic waste globally (a number which is growing year on year), with over 80% of…

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  • 27th Nov 2020

Du mal à résister à la tentation du Black Friday? Quel meilleur jour pour penser à réparer, plutôt que remplacer?

A l’approche du Black Friday, nos boîtes mail se remplissent de promotions pour des téléphones, ordinateurs, tablettes, et autres nouveautés électroniques. Pourtant, quand on sait qu’en 2019 on a produit près de 53,6 millions de tonnes de déchets électroniques dans le monde, et que plus de 80% de ces déchets…