Wednesday, September 30, 2020

5G can help reduce carbon impact across society, including the utilities sector, new O2...

The telecoms industry will need to reduce its own carbon impact, but also has a critical role to play in supporting other businesses and industries...

Women make up more than a third of all board members across 350 top...

For the first time more than a third of board members in the UK’s top 350 companies as a whole are women, new data...

China pledges to become carbon neutral by 2060

China, the world's biggest emitter of CO2, has made a historic pledge to become carbon neutral in 2060. The announcement was made by the Chinese...

Public bodies must regularly report on prevention of modern slavery in their supply chains...

The government is introducing powerful new measures to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and ensure that large businesses and public bodies tackle modern...

Two-thirds decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970, new WWF report reveals

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century due in large...

Tesla stakeholders urged to vote for human rights reporting and impact of use of...

Tesla stakeholders will be discussing two proposals that host several ESG-related issues at the company's AGM on 22 September. Firstly, charity Sisters of the Good...

UK has failed 17 of 20 UN biodiversity targets, new report reveals

New analysis from the RSPB has revealed the UK’s self-assessment is 'overly optimistic' as high environmental ambitions have not led to real progress being...

Criminal record reform removes automatic disclosure on employment checks in certain offences

Under new proposals announced on 16 September, the time it takes for certain convictions to become ‘spent’ will be reduced so that they are...

Sheep farmers would no longer need government subsidies if they sold carbon credits, says...

Experts at the University’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures found that farmers would no longer need to rely on government subsidies if they allowed native trees...

Iceland CEO calls after mandatory, unified plastic reporting for UK businesses and retailers

Retailer Iceland calls after making plastic packaging reporting mandatory for UK businesses in the upcoming Environment Bill after unveiling their own 'plastic footprint'. Richard Walker,...