Future-proofing your business: Green credentials can attract Millennials and Gen Z

27 November 2020

Younger generations are committed to work that promises environmental sustainability. Intensified by the lessons of the pandemic, younger people continue to push for businesses and governments that don’t shy away from environmental responsibility. As we reach for a “better new normal”, business leaders need to ask how they can take full advantage of these value-driven commitments. Jack Barwise explores.

US and UK special environmental relationship?

23 November 2020

Even a Biden presidency with limited political clout will almost certainly announce major emission cuts for November 2021’s COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow, boosting both the world’s zero-carbon drive and UK environmental credentials. Jon Herbert reports.

Covid-19: tech solutions with wider applications

17 November 2020

Many companies have developed advanced digital business strategies at record speed during 2020. In parallel, tech-driven health and safety tools addressing a wide range of future risks have also made their way swiftly into the workplace. Jon Herbert reports.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.

How businesses can help protect the Earth’s biodiversity

10 November 2020

The harrowing news within WWF’s 2020 Living Planet Report that population sizes of global wildlife have fallen by 68% on average since 1970, alongside the powerful warnings and incitements to action of David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet documentary, have meant that the urgency of protecting the Earth’s biodiversity has rarely been clearer. However, whilst individuals can help make a difference through lifestyle changes and making donations, it can be less clear how businesses can play their part in preserving wildlife. Tim and Caroline Hand explore the numerous companies who are already setting very positive examples through their pro-biodiversity activities, serving as inspiration for other businesses that wish to adopt a greener approach.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

How to become carbon neutral

20 October 2020

Reducing your business’s overall carbon footprint or even becoming carbon neutral is no longer an ambition but a commercial imperative. As Dave Howell reports, your company’s green credentials are now as important as the quality and price of your goods or services to each of your customers.