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Tourism Companies Challenged By WTTC To Show Sustainability

Tourism Companies Challenged By WTTC To Show Sustainability

A challenge has been set by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for Travel & Tourism organisations to demonstrate how sustainable they are by entering their sustainable business initiatives for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2017. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC said: “I am pleased to announce that the...


Response To Government's Southern Rail Announcement By Passenger Campaigners

Response To Government’s Southern Rail Announcement By Passenger Campaigners

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced new measures from the Government to improve Southern rail services, Campaign for Better Transport and the Association of British Commuters have responded. Passengers have experienced significant ongoing disruptions as a result of numerous service problems. Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for...


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Risk Of Losing Rainforests If Communities Not Protected

As global conservation leaders meet in Hawaii for the four-yearly World Conservation Congress, charity Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) calls for specific measures to end the abuse of local communities. There is a growing consensus that securing the rights of indigenous people and other local communities is one of the...


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New UK Poll Shows Concern For Suffering Of Badgers During The Culls

Humane Society International/UK (HSI/UK) reveals a new poll which shows the concern the public have for the suffering of badgers during the culls. 30 August 2016 – Humane Society International/UK (HSI/UK), the UK arm of one of the world’s largest animal protection organisations, today reveals a new poll which...


More Money For New Stations Welcomed By Rail Campaigners

More Money For New Stations Welcomed By Rail Campaigners

The Government’s announcement of an increased £20 million investment to fund new rail stations has been welcomed by Campaign for Better Transport. Today’s announcement is the second round of the Government’s New Stations Fund which will provide up to 75 per cent of the cost for construction of new stations or...


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Tanzanian Coffee Plantation The First In Africa To Achieve Stewardship Standard

Olam is first agri-business globally and first business in Africa to have a site achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard for its Aviv Coffee Plantation in Tanzania London, August 25, 2016 – Olam International (“Olam”) has advanced its approach to water stewardship by becoming the first agri-business globally...


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UK Public Strongly Support EU Rules To Protect Bees And Nature

A new YouGov survey for Friends of the Earth reveals the British public are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping or strengthening EU rules that protect our natural environment – including Britain’s under-threat bees.   The environmental campaign group is calling on the UK Government to guarantee that its Brexit strategy...


LGIM Voting Against Sports Direct’s Chairman For Third Year Running

LGIM Voting Against Sports Direct’s Chairman For Third Year Running

In the build up to Sports Direct International’s upcoming AGM (7th September) Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), has released the following statements. “For the third consecutive year we will be voting against the re-election of the Chairman at Sports Direct. We first voted...


Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

EQ Investors’ specialist Positive Impact Portfolios are now available to advisers through the Alliance Trust Savings platform. Impact investing has been introduced to the platform for the first time following the addition of EQ’s discretionary managed portfolios providing access to socially responsible investments and attractive returns. Established in 2012, the portfolios...


Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

By becoming the latest organisation to become an official ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge, Scotland Food & Drink is showing an important commitment to creating a more environmentally sustainable industry. The Resource Efficiency Pledge is led by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and works...


Restore Trust And Grow The Economy : Nine Actions For Businesses To Take

Restore Trust And Grow The Economy : Nine Actions For Businesses To Take

A business-led non-profit think tank, Tomorrow’s Company, has published 9 actions for businesses to take in order to provide the necessary leadership for our economy to develop and rebuild trust in business post-Brexit. Whether you were for leave or remain, the result of the referendum is a wake-up call...


Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Today’s new childhood obesity strategy underlines the serious issue of unhealthiness among children . More than a third of those aged 11 are overweight or obese and just one in five children are sufficiently active to stay healthy. This is negatively impacting the nation’s health as we age and is costing the NHS...


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Shoppers Expect Food Fairer By Business And Government

A new survey, published today, 17 August 2016, has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and the government to make food fair. The research shows 92% of shoppers said food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, whilst...


Nuneaton Borough Council Housing By Lydia Via Flickr

Average Working Age Households Still 400 Pounds A Year Worse Off Than Before Downturn

A triple whammy of slower growth, higher inflation and benefit cuts may result in the near ‘lost decade’ of growth being extended. Commenting on new ONS figures published today (Wednesday) that provisionally ‘nowcast’ household incomes up to the year 2015-16, Adam Corlett, Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation said: “Today’s...


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Rio Olympic City To Become ‘Fair Trade City’

Rio De Janeiro has become a Fair Trade Town during this year’s games marking a golden moment for the olympic city. Rio De Janeiro has become the largest city in Latin America to be declared a Fair Trade Town. The official ceremony took place against the backdrop of the...