Firms will be ranked on social mobility
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.
CDP ‘A List’ revealed
CDP has released its annual review of organisations commitment to reducing their environmental impact and its 2016 Climate ‘A List’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multinationals ‘a force for good’
Multinational companies are increasingly helping to protect whistleblowers and safeguard human rights, according to a new report.
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.
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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