ESG, the frontier of business
Our environmental, social and corporate governance benchmarking survey – please help. Better Society, Citigate Dewe Rogerson and Opinium are conducting a survey into attitudes on ESG matter from UK companies, the survey can be filled in anonymously or registered for a free copy of the resulting research.
It’s the deal thing
Coca-Cola GB has endorsed proposals to place a deposit on its bottles that would be refunded on their returns. In a move that is reminiscent of the Corona drinks of the past, the scheme could see a huge rise in recycling.
Sage Foundation launches non-profits fund
Accounting software company Sage has launched its Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund with USD1m to fund non-profits from the UK. The fund will deliver support to non-profits with enterprising ideas to aid military veterans, young people or women and girls in the local community.
Gender discrimination in flexible working
A year ago the Government published its paper on pay and equality, placing a major emphasis on part-time and flexible working. A year on the research it referenced from Plymouth University has developed and expanded the understanding of some of the issues.
Minister muddles terms, but aims to close earnings gap
The Women and Equalities Committee has raised concerns that the Governments stated aim of reducing the earnings gap in a generation will fail unless more action is taken.
DWP seeks businesses to champion disability
The Office for Disability Issues is seeking business people to champion accessibility of products and services for disabled people.
Well Pharmacy and the Stroke Association
Well Pharmacy and the Stroke Association have created a partnership to help lower the risk stroke by providing blood pressure checks within local communities, and Well providing advice and services in order to help reduce the number of people at risk of stroke.
Employer attitudes crucial for disabled
Disability and mental health issues are still major barriers to gaining employment, despite campaigns to address these issues.
Children make you more environmentally responsible
Becoming a parent has a direct relationship to how environmentally friendly you are. A survey, conducted on behalf of Gocompare.com Energy, found that parents are 5 per cent more likely to recycle than adults without children are and more likely (40 opposed to 34 per cent) to favour local produce.
Governance in review
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced a fundamental review of the UK Corporate Governance Code, taking on board its work on corporate culture and succession planning, and the Government’s Green Paper and the BEIS Select Committee inquiry.
Neighbourly Food signs up Lidl
Supermarket chain Lidl has joined retailers such as Marks & Spencer in donating food surplus to local charities, with Lidl’s food surplus donations alone will being equate to 2 million meals a year.
The future of responsible media
The Responsible Media Forum has released a new report into the fast-moving media sector, considering the social and environmental challenges it faces. Based on insights generated from desk research, interviews, and conference exercises, the report identifies the biggest corporate responsibility challenges facing media companies over the next ten years.
Morgan Stanley joins NSPCC
Morgan Stanley has announced a two year partnership with children’s charity NSPCC after a vote by its employees. This partnership aims to raise half a million, which will then be matched by the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, to create a total of one million.
Lloyds wins ESA Excellence Award
Lloyds Bank has won recognition with its second win of the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Award for Community Sponsorship and high commendation for Employee Engagement for its principal partnership of BBC Children in Need.
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