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National Energy Award For “Modern Art” Given To National Trust

A national energy award for a unique solar PV projects has been awarded to National Trust, similar to an art installation set on a hillside in North Wales as one of its most popular gardens. The solar array, at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, was successful in the...


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Fields In Trust Hunt For ‘UK’s Best Park’

A UK-wide search has begun to find the country’s favourite local green space, which will be nominated and selected by vote from the British public.   Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here’s your chance to prove it. National charity Fields...


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Toxic Water Scheme Causes Hundreds To Rally

The World Bank has shaped the Nigerian water sector has persisted with numerous failed water privatisation initiatives for decades, causing yet more controversy. In Lagos, ongoing street protests, global pressure from public officials (including members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to water), and...


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Summit For Head and Heart Philanthropy 2017 Heads to Cuba

125 plus philanthropic and social impact investors met on Martha’s Vineyard for a two and half day convention with a special focus on communities of colour. The event – Philanthropy on the Vineyard – is the premier gathering designed to bring together philanthropists, entrepreneurs, investors and social change champions each committed to...


New UN Study Detailing Ways For Companies To Create A Digital Economy

New UN Study Detailing Ways For Companies To Create A Digital Economy

UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance have released a new report detailing ten tangible steps governments and companies can take to embrace digitisation of payments, leaving behind a cash-dominant economy. The new report comes just as McKinsey Global Institute released projections that digital finance could lead to a $3.7 trillion GDP boost...


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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...


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...


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...


‘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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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...


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Calls For The King Of Swaziland To Withdraw Trade In Rhino Horn

Twenty-eight leading wildlife organisations have sent a desperate appeal to the King of Swaziland, His Majesty Mswati III, imploring him to withdraw his country’s proposal to legalise the international trade in rhino horn. Just days ahead of World Rhino Day (22nd September) and the 17th meeting of the Parties to the...


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Study Estimates 100,300 Deaths From Indonesia’s Fires In 2015

 Harvard and Columbia university have issued a groundbreaking study estimating that 100,300 premature deaths resulted from the destructive Indonesian forest fire crisis that occurred lat year. The peer-reviewed study published today used air pollution readings and satellite data to calculate forest fire smoke exposure, estimating that 2,200 premature deaths occurred...


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Support Given In New Campaign For Social Enterprise And Charity Boards

Social enterprise non-executive directors and charity trustees will be given access to free information and support as part of a new campaign to give boards a better understand of the risks and opportunities of social investment. GET INFORMED is a joint initiative by Big Society Capital, The Charity Commission, Trustees Unlimited,...


Corporate Action On Antibiotic Overuse Demanded By Investors Before UN Meeting

Corporate Action On Antibiotic Overuse Demanded By Investors Before UN Meeting

The private sector is being encouraged to take important action on antimicrobial resistance by an international group of 75 stakeholders with $189 billion in assets under management. Companies are being asked by investors to enforce harsher policies on antibiotic use in livestock supply chains. “We urge that the role of the...