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Firms will be ranked on social mobility

Diversity and Equality

UK businesses will be ranked on how open they are to accessing talent from all backgrounds, under a joint initiative announced today by charity the Social Mobility Foundation and Social Mobility Commission.

Environment and Sustainability

CDP ‘A List’ revealed

CDP has released its annual review of organisations commitment to reducing their environmental impact and its 2016 Climate ‘A List’.

Community and Giving

Enterprise to provide USD60m

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, which has announced a programme entitled Fill Your Tank to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary.

Community and Giving

UK most generous in Europe

Britain is the most generous country in Europe according to the CAF World Giving Index, and overall is ranked eight globally.

Community and Giving

Making a Difference Locally

Retailer Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has now gifted over £1 million to good causes, following a second consecutive record month of donations. Over the last 10 months a total of 1,355 donations have been made to 964 causes throughout the UK.

Governance and Transparency

Anti-bribery and corruption centre

An anti-bribery and corruption ‘centre of excellence’ has been created by CRI Group, a provider of business intelligence and investigative services, harnessing the company's expertise in due diligence and compliance.

Environment and Sustainability

Electrolux a ‘world leader’ on climate

The Electrolux Group has a target for a 50 p cent reduction of carbon emissions by 2020, with major aims for improving the energy efficiency of appliances (usage represents around 80 per cent of the climate impact) and efficiency improvements in operations.

Community and Giving

Cadogan creates new foundation fund

The Cadogan Group has created the Kensington & Chelsea Fund, a new annual endowment to benefit local charities at grassroots level.


British wind power

A recent poll carried out by ComRes for climate change charity 10:10 shows that there is stronger UK public support for onshore wind than has been assumed, with 73 per cent of the British public backing wind power.

Ethical Business and Investment

Investor Forum launches collective engagement framework

The Investor Forum has launched its Collective Engagement Framework, an investors’ guide detailing collective participation within the confines of the law and regulatory regime, in order to address corporate governance and strategic concerns directly with company boards.

Environment and Sustainability

Ford's water pledge

Carmaker Ford is aiming to reduce the use of water by nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) by 2020 as the next step toward using no drinking water at all for vehicle manufacturing.

Governance and Transparency

Multinationals ‘a force for good’

Multinational companies are increasingly helping to protect whistleblowers and safeguard human rights, according to a new report.

Ethical Business and Investment

Traidcraft moves beyond fair wages

Traidcraft has relaunched its ‘Show You Care’ campaign highlighting the powerful stories of producers it works with around the developing world – and showcasing the wide-reaching benefits of buying fair trade.

Community and Giving

Premier League and BT throw lifeline to powerchair team

Premier League and BT Disability Programme has helped fund, and given a lifeline to, the Crystal Palace FC Foundation powerchair football team, thanks to a new programme which will secure its future and allow it to expand.


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