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  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2024

“Together for a safer internet”: how and why we should put children and young people at the heart of designing future internet policy

Today is Safer Internet Day, raising awareness globally of a safer and better internet for all, especially for children and young people. Lis Costa, Managing Director of BIT UK, considers how we might make this year’s theme of “Together for a safer internet” a meaningful reality. 

  • Report
  • 23rd Nov 2023

How do activity statements impact gambling behaviour?

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from  a study looking at the impact of Activity Statements on gambling behaviour. We designed and tested four different versions of activity statements (see below), via an online randomised control trial (RCT) with 5463 people who gamble in the…

  • Blog
  • 30th Oct 2023

Behavior change is key to successful climate action plans

Successful climate action plans must consider, and plan for, changing people’s behavior. For the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050, 62% of emissions cuts require residents or businesses to change what they do.

  • Report
  • 7th Sep 2023

Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents

We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…

  • Blog
  • 7th Sep 2023

Keeping household water quality safe

In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).

  • Blog
  • 17th Jul 2023

Applying behavioural insights in community-based organizations

Nonprofits of all sizes can generate meaningful benefits from applying behavioural insights (BI), from increasing charitable giving to growing program enrolment, and more. 

  • Blog
  • 29th Jun 2023

Four perspectives on embedding behavioral insights into companies

How can leaders promote, apply, and embed behavioral science within their organizations?

  • Blog
  • 20th Jun 2023

Deadlocked? Try conversational receptiveness

If you feel like it’s harder than it used to be to engage productively with people whose views oppose your own, you are not alone. The United States is a global leader in political polarization, and the problem only appears to be growing. From the environment to education, few topics…

  • Blog
  • 31st May 2023

Want to protect consumers? Understand what makes them tick

Consumer protection is key, according to the White House. From giving mobile users greater choice over where they get their apps to banning surprise “resort fees” foisted on would-be vacationers at the last second, federal initiatives span across consumer-facing markets and dozens of agencies. The idea is that removing irritants…

  • Past event
  • 21st Jun 2023

Applying & Embedding Behavioral Science in the Financial Services

The Behavioral Insights Team and BEAR - Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (University of Toronto) are pleased to announce a free half-day seminar