What is driving VC and PE firms to certify as B Corps and publicly commit to using business as a force for good, journalist Christian Doherty finds out

The past decade has seen the emergence of a whole raft of initiatives, standards and guidelines aimed at improving ESG performance among…

The UK is moving fast on zero carbon transport, with the sale of petrol cars banned from the end of this decade. But what is needed to make this huge transition to electric vehicles happen?

When the UK hosted the G7 meeting in Cornwall, organisers chartered a ‘zero-carbon’ coach to take visitors from London to Carbis Bay. What better way to highlight the benefits of green transport? It didn’t go as planned. The first charging point was not compatible with the coach, and the next…

A demonstrable track record of improvement against material ESG factors strengthens business resilience in an age of climate change transparency and looming regulatory requirements.

Different people have different opinions about ESG, but one thing is clear, ESG is a journey, not a destination. We often hear from prospective clients who want to progress on their “ESG journey” saying: “…we do not want to be the leaders, but we do not want to follow either”…

The recent COP26 negotiations helped throw the spotlight on a vibrant city that has a lot to offer investors, from net zero manufacturing to space tech, writes journalist Tim Turner.

While it may be a coincidence, it is apt that the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in a city whose name is made up of Celtic words that mean the ‘dear green place’. …

ESG can be embedded into the strategic and operational efficiency of all firms with four key considerations.

Supply chain participants are facing new and substantial ESG risks, but also opportunities for those with flexible procedures, processes, and resilient business models. The structural inadequacies of many supply chains have been laid bare by the pandemic, the Ever Given stranded in Suez, and the impact of extreme weather. The…

The majority of businesses have undergone a transformation in light of the recent crisis combined with digital fluency needs. Many are restructuring and/or exploring new processes.

The CIPDs latest quarterly labour market outlook report shows recruitment drives are seriously on the up, as well as 44% of firms confirming they would upskill existing staff to fill certain gaps. …

Famous the world over for its rock stars and football teams, Manchester is also on-trend for investors, with a booming health sector, an impressive performance as Europe’s fastest growing tech hub and green credentials, says Lulu Trask.

As well as being on-trend, Greater Manchester is the largest city-region economy outside of London. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that Manchester, with Liverpool, has been named the 12th most popular global destination for foreign direct investment by number of projects.

Manchester also has a growing reputation as an…

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