B&Q (part of Kingfisher)
UK: Investigation finds firms split over whether to pay new "national living wage" to workers under 25
Author: Simon Neville, Independent (UK)
Firms will only have to pay the “national living wage” to staff aged 25 or over when it starts in April. Under half of top retailers have so far promised to pay all staff the same rate for the same work, regardless of age. Simon Neville reports on the...
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Author: Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation, on Guardian (UK)
"Business and climate: the hype and the reality", 17 June 2015...
Author: Liza Ramrayka, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)
Children and young people are key stakeholders in business and can offer unique insights. But finding the balance between participation and protection is vital...Emma Rea...founder of [a] brand and innovation consultancy...believes there is a strong...
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Author: Sarah Murray, Financial Times
When it comes to water consumption, Unilever is looking beyond its own use, to that of the people who buy its products. Working with a non-governmental organisation in [India],...[Unilever] calculated that a laundry product it had formulated could –...
Author: Ian Black, Guardian [UK]
Britain has acted to increase pressure on Israel over its West Bank settlements by advising UK supermarkets on how to distinguish between foods from the settlements and Palestinian-manufactured goods…[T]he new, voluntary guidance issued by the...
Author: Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership
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Author: Rosey Hurst, Dr Martin Buttle, Michelle Lehrer, Jonathan Sandars, Impactt
The results of Impactt’s assessments of 98 production sites during the year to August 2008 show that the risk posed by labour standards issues remains very real...Almost half of the sites we visited around the world were failing to pay the locally...