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Divide Highlighted Between Resilient Consumers and Nervous Businesses

The latest economic assessments published today by the Bank of England, ONS and OECD highlighted the divide between nervous businesses and resilient consumers. Commenting on the latest economic assessments, Matt Whittaker, Chief Economist at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The range of expert economic assessments published today – while appearing...


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EU Rules Welsh Coal Power Plant Breached Pollution Laws

The Welsh coal power plant, Aberthaw, has breached pollution laws for severn years according to the European Course of Justice this morning. Aberthaw has the third highest NOx emissions of all EU power plants and is to blame for 3% of the UK’s entire NOx emissions. The plant will...


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New IBE Briefing Looks At Role of Business Ethics and Sports Governance

At a time where sport is becoming more and more of a big business that results in billions of dollars, the question of governance and ethics has never been so crucial. A new IBE Briefing looks at the role of sporting governing bodies in embedding the sport’s core values, both at...


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Inquiry By European Obudsman Following PETA Animal Testing Complaint

The European Ombudsman has launched an inquiry in response to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK’s outrage at the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in supporting cosmetics testing on animals. PETA’s complaint accuses the European bodies of overstepping their bounds in a shameful attempt to...


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Reel Life: Target and Partners Making Seafood Sourcing More Sustainable

Nic Berkeland faced a serious challenge when he became Target’s senior seafood buyer a few years ago. Gry Engen, Nic’s partner and senior buyer, owned brands, together with leading a team that would make all Target’s fresh and frozen seafood assortment sourced sustainably. This was a rare move in...


According To Transport Charity M4 Plans A Backward Step, Not Taking Wales Forward

According To Transport Charity M4 Plans A Backward Step, Not Taking Wales Forward

Following the publication of the Welsh Government programme ‘Taking Wales Forward’, which includes a commitment to deliver an M4 relief road, Campaign for Better Transport have responded ahead of an enquiry. James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, said: “We welcome the commitment to vital public transport investment, particularly in buses, which...


Announcement Of Regen SW’s Green Energy Awards Shortlist Celebrating Innovation

Announcement Of Regen SW’s Green Energy Awards Shortlist Celebrating Innovation

The prestigious Green Energy Awards shortlist has been announced today. At the 13th annual awards ceremony innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity will be honoured among other things that have put the south west of England at the forefront of the green energy revolution. The shortlisted nominees (listed below) will now...


New 'Key Fund' Announced In The North

New ‘Key Fund’ Announced In The North

Across the North of England and the Midlands today a new £5.5m fund, offering grant and unsecured loan finance to social enterprises has been launched. Key Fund, a long-standing investor in community and social enterprises, is delivering the Northern Impact Fund, aimed at new and early stage enterprises who...


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Calls For EU Ratification Of The Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Calls from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group for the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as soon as possible to trigger its entry into force. 60 countries accounting for almost 48% of global greenhouse gas emissions have now joined the Agreement, short of the 55...


Success At New York UN Ceremony As Paris Agreement Set To Become Law

Success At New York UN Ceremony As Paris Agreement Set To Become Law

Following a ceremony at the UN in New York today the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is due to become law as 60 countries worth 47.5% of global emissions complete their formal ascension to it and 13 others commit to doing so this year. You can see a map of who has...


‘Splashmob’ Of Over One Hundred To Flood British Museum Protesting BP Deal

‘Splashmob’ Of Over One Hundred To Flood British Museum Protesting BP Deal

On Sunday over 200 performers will call for new BP 5-year sponsorship deal to be dropped with a photo opportunity: Sunday 25th September, 2pm, British Museum Great Court. Theatrical protest group BP or not BP? will lead over 200 people in an unsanctioned mass performance inside the British Museum’s Great...


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Clean Air Cases Launched In EU: Brussels Is Next Target

A legal challenge has been launched today by ClientEarth with the aim to tackle the pollution crisis in Brussels. This target is the latest in along line of cases in Europe. The development means the environmental law organisation, working with partners in Belgium, has added to its UK and...


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Pollution At Aberthaw Power Station ‘Too High’ Rules European Court Of Justice

The UK government has failed in limiting pollution emissions, the European Court of Justice has ruled, from the power station in Aberthaw in South Wales. The coal-fired station in the Vale of Glamorgan has emitted more than double the legal amount of toxic nitrogen oxides for seven years. Mike Childs,...


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Paris Deal Not “Worth The Paper It’s Written On” If Investment Made In Fossil Fuels

Friends of the Earth have stated that the announcement by Prime Minister, Theresa May, that the UK will ratify the Paris climate deal by Christmas is an important step. However, Friends of the Earth say it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the government stops investing...


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UK Companies ‘Leading The Way’ In The Sustainability Of Palm Oil

British manufacturers, food service companies and retailers that heavily use palm oil have ranked among the best in the 2016 version of WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, which has been launched today. Many well-known UK companies are ‘leading the way’, on sustainable palm oil while others have failed to keep their promises...