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Charity Bank Impact Awards Winners Announced

Last night the Charity Bank Impact Awards 2016 were held at The Mercers’ Hall in London. Notable winners on the night include EVA Women’s Aid who won the Greatest Impact Award, and Graham Perolls who was honoured as Change Maker of the Year. The Charity Bank Impact Awards has...


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Rankings Reveal Britain’s Behind on Social Progress

Finland is top of the Social Progress Index according to results published in a report today. The United Kingdom came in 9th place, and despite rising two places from last year are still lagging behind European leaders including Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. The UK also ranks behind Canada and...


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Resolution Foundation Reports Rise in Child Poverty

Today the Resolution Foundation said the number of children living in poverty has risen for the first time in ten years. This increase is concerning because average income has now returned to pre-crisis level. The Resolution Foundation published its findings in response to the latest Households Below Average Income...


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LWA Will Make Small Farms Heard Post-Brexit

The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) is looking to work with the British Government to ensure small-scale, traditional, and family farmers are not forgotten following the news that Britain will leave the EU. The LWA is looking into how the British food and agricultural policy can support producers, protect the environment...


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Juniper Research Study Sustainable Smart Cities

Juniper Research has released a study showing that the “smart city” concept is slowly becoming a global phenomenon. Juniper Research found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives could return impressive benefits in as little as the next four years. Smart cities could be a solution to increasing populations...


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Public Involvement in Brexit Talks is Essential, Say Electoral Reform Society

The British public made history today by voting to leave the European Union. Results of the EU referendum have sparked rumours that other European countries are calling for their own vote. Commenting on the results, the Electoral Reform Society says Britain should remain united to decide what happens next....


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Leave Result Could Threaten Social Enterprises

The results of the British EU Referendum this morning mean that the UK will leave the European Union. Social Enterprise UK are worried that “knee jerk reactions from the state, banks, and big businesses” could negatively impact social enterprises. They also show support for the sector, noting its resilience...


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EU Ref Result Won’t Change Climate Agenda, Say IIGCC

Voters across Britain have been visiting polling stations across the nation to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave Europe. Polling stations close at 10pm this evening and the final result is likely to be announced tomorrow. As the British people went to the polls, the Institutional...


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Remain is Blue & Green Readers’ Sustainable Choice #EUReferendum

Across all areas – sustainable investment, renewable energy, UK society and UK natural environment – well over three quarters of our readers see remaining in the EU as more beneficial than leaving the EU. Read all the results here. With the referendum vote commencing at 7am tomorrow and closing at 10pm...


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Voters Discuss EU Referendum Information in Latest Poll

The British public has had its say on where it gets its EU referendum information from. BMG Research has released results of a poll on behalf of the Electoral Reform Society that showed 34% of voters say the BBC has been their most important source of EU referendum information....


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Campaigners Declare Themselves “Sponsors” of Responsible Extractives Summit

A group calling themselves “The Oxymoron Appreciations Society” hung a banner across the entrance to the Crowne Plaza hotel in London this morning, where the Responsible Extractives Summit was set to get underway. The group announced themselves as “sponsors” of the event, which includes speakers from controversial fossil fuel...


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Vigeo Eiris Studies Sustainability of International Supply Chains

Vigeo Eiris, an established global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research agency, has released a study which focuses on how international businesses report on social and environmental standards in their supply chain management. The survey reviews around 1300 companies with headquarters in Europe, North America, Canada, and the Asia...


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Renewables Project Creates Jobs in Scotland

Liberty House Group are to make wind towers and large-scale tubular steel fabrication at steel plants in Dalzell and Clydebridge. It is hoped that the project will create jobs for ex-Tata Steel employees who lost their jobs last year as well as those looking to join the steel industry...


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Catholic Communities Divest Fossil Fuels

Catholic organisations have joined forces and announced their divestment of fossil fuels today. Four Catholic organisations have collaborated and will sell their investments in coal, oil, and gas companies – something that’s never been seen before. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, Laudato...


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National Living Wage Boosts Pay Growth

Labour market statistics have revealed that in the last few months real wage growth has increased and unemployment has dropped. The Resolution Foundation has said that the positive news is due to a surge in pay by the new National Living Wage. The Foundation says that it is encouraging...