The City is turning red
On 27 September the City turns red to celebrate City Giving Day, an opportunity to communicate corporate charity work to staff and the wider public.
Carney calls for green information
In a speech given by Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney at the Arthur Burns Memorial Lecture in Berlin, Carney reiterated his concerns that climate change will impose a cost on future generations that ‘the current one has no direct incentive to fix’.
Google refugee grant
Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, has reported that its match funding for refugee relief efforts has now raised more than $16.5 million.
Aligning corporate behaviour with performance
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has warned that companies are facing a wake-up call to review their cultures before they can win back broad support from society.
VW faces lawsuits
Volkswagen is facing claims from investors over its emissions scandal, according to a German state court.
New guidelines on ESG investment
Local Authorities have been given new guidelines from the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding ESG investments.
Employers back sustainable apprenticeships
Employers and MPs met at the Houses of Parliament last week at an event hosted charity Believe in Young People (BiYP) to discuss the Government’s apprenticeship targets ahead of the imposition of a new levy. Attendees heard from an expert panel on the importance of adequately preparing young people for the world of work and the value apprentices have brought to major employers across the country.
HFCs to be phased out
A coalition of countries have signed below up to a commitment to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs). HFCs have been increasingly used as an alternative to CFCs in refrigeration systems – known for their ability to deplete ozone layer. Whilst HFCs are a useful alternative to CFCs, they are also a greenhouse gas. There are now safer alternatives to these gases available.
Employees attracted to companies’ charitable record
Employees are attracted to companies with charitable track record and corporate charitable and community initiatives seen as key differentiator by job hunters. Banking, retail and media identified as in most need of doing more.
Energy undergoing a ‘broad reorientation’
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report, World Energy Investment 2016, provides a detailed analysis of investment across the global energy system, reporting a drop in energy investment of 8 per cent in 2015, with oil and gas upstream spending reductions outweighing and masking a significant rise in investment in renewables, electricity networks and energy efficiency.
Brexit worries for partnerships
Over half of the UK’s major NGOs and charities have concerns that Brexit will have a negative impact on corporate partnerships, according to a report released today by C&E Advisory.
M&S and Macmillan team up for coffee
As part of M&S’s sponsorship of Macmillan Cancer, Joanna Lumley has hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at High Street Kensington. The special coffee morning kick started a season of coffee mornings which will be happening all over the country including thousands taking place on the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September.
Electrolux Food Foundation
The Electrolux Group has announced its ambition is to contribute more in addressing major global challenges such as hunger, poor nutrition, food waste and responsible consumption, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Calls for greater impact investment
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is calling on asset owners and managers around the world to place their capital in impact investments.
BlackRock backs environmental investment
Asset manager BlackRock has advised its investors to consider climate change when making decisions on investment, stating that doing so would not necessarily mean lower returns.
London 5th most sustainable city
London has been ranked as the fifth most sustainable city in the world on the 2016 Sustainable Cities Index from infrastructure consultancy Arcadis, ahead of international competitors including Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Aspirations in the next generation
There is the old saw that children want to be train drivers when they grow up. Quite how this relates to future careers in neither clear nor scientific, however it is an indicator of the ambitions of youth in the most general terms – what they are interested in and see as relevant even as they grow older. A recent survey by Currys PC World has shown that those desires have changed with the times.
Better Society Awards Highlights Video 2016
The Editor of Better Society Network recently interviewed Carolyn Housman from Heart of the city
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