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Positive Luxury Trend Report – 2016 Predictions for the Luxury Industry: Sustainability and Innovation

Positive Luxury, in collaboration with some of the most influential and forward thinking brands of today, including Kering, LVMH, Forevermark, IWC and the British Fashion Council to name a few, identify the most impactful events of 2015 in the world of luxury and sustainability and how these will impact...


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Report Shows For The First Time That Behaviour Change Frequently Delivers ‘Metered’ Energy Savings

Until now, only limited evidence has shown that behaviour change programmes improve energy efficiency. Now, for the first time, many energy professionals have simultaneously reported strong energy efficiency savings being achieved through behaviour change programmes in the UK. In the latest issue of the UK Energy Efficiency Trends report...


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Report Launched – Why Community Transport Matters

Today, one of the UK’s leading community transport providers, ECT Charity, publishes its report Why Community Transport Matters, an amalgamation of two ground-breaking studies led to help community transport organisations around the UK demonstrate their social value. In the first, ECT Charity has worked with Deloitte to produce Tackling Loneliness and Isolation...


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Invest in Your World of Tomorrow Today

“Should I invest in the world I’m in? Or the one I want?” asks an advertisement from UBS AG. The wealth management ad defines an evolving approach to sustainable investing (first called exclusion, then integration, and then impact). The question of sustainable investing clearly sits on a high fulcrum for...


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New Lords Committee Could Be First Step Towards Party Funding Settlement

The Electoral Reform Society has strongly welcomed a vote by Peers in the House of Lords this afternoon to set up a cross-party committee on party funding reform – amidst growing concern that the Trade Union Bill is far too one-sided in its approach to the issue. Peers voted...


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Investing Ethically: 5 Signs To Look For

  What does ethical investing look like on the ground? This depends on where your particular concerns lie, but you can identify ethical investment practices based on a few key factors. In a nutshell, ethical investing can be categorized as investing money in a sustainable and responsible manner. This...


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Environmental Issues And Your Health: Why Where You Live Matters

In the event of major environmental disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill or the similar BP Great Australian Bight spill, we hear a lot about the impact of such pollutants on the ecosystem. This is important information, demonstrating how man made disasters can devastate entire economies –...


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6 Green Home Trends Happening in 2016

Many trends have come and gone in the housing sector. In the seventies, wood paneling on the walls was all the rage. In the eighties, everyone covered their toilets with fabric. Fluctuating design trends come with the territory in home building and design. However, there’s one 2016 real estate...


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How to Protect A Gravestone During Winter

With the passage of time and exposure to the elements, gravestone memorials and grave headstones will wane over time; inclement weather can hasten it along. Nevertheless, there are numerous ways to shield the final resting place of a loved one – even in winter. Protection Dos: Do use a...


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 5 Ways College Students Should Start Investing Now

Why You Should Invest While You’re Young: Just the term “investing” can seem like a concept intended for older people—those individuals who are already settled in their careers with families and disposable income they can put in a variety of investment opportunities. In reality, investing can be a smart...


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The Winning of The Carbon War Now Available to Order

The Winning of The Carbon War is now available to order here. For those of you that have pre-ordered, your copy will be printed and delivered shortly. Please allow 10-14 days! Overseas readers please be aware that the book will also soon be available from Amazon and other online bookstores,...


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Sustainability and Science: How Eco-Friendly Labs are Contributing to a Greener World

There’s absolutely no question that scientific laboratories are beneficial and much-needed in the world. It’s in scientific and biological research facilities that research is conducted and implemented, and cures and medicines are created. And, because the attraction to science is to make the world a better place, many laboratories...


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Plans to Increase Tax for Energy Saving Materials Up for Consultation

Plans to increase tax for energy saving materials are up for consultation. Businesses who supply and install energy saving materials (ESMs) are being urged to feedback to HMRC regarding potential VAT changes ahead of a 3 February deadline. August 2016 could see the implementation of new legislation which would mean that the...


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4 Solutions for Speeding Up Your Hiring Process

Are you currently looking for candidates to fill vacancies within your company? If you’ve had to hire anyone before, you know that the hiring process is not always simplistic. From generating a job description, screening applications, setting up interviews with the best candidates, weeding out the ones who don’t...


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Ecobuild: Stephen Fry Interview

Stephen Fry will be Special Guest at Ecobuild 2016. The erudite writer, actor and campaigner joins a conference line-up of industry visionaries, leaders and experts. Ecobuild will take place on 09 March – register for a free ticket to hear Fry’s forthright and entertaining views and insights around issues close to his...