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Earth Day 2022

​With the race on to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to keep the global temperature below 1.5°C, the focus on reducing fossil fuel dependency has to be combined with protecting, man...

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Is your recruitment process slowing down your hiring?

At Allen & York we’ve been working with clients since 1993, helping them to recruit across Environment, Energy, Sustainability, Health, Safety & Wellbeing. During this time, we’ve seen our ...

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A Million Voices – The Silk Road

​Allen & York are delighted to promote the non-profit “A Million Voices” as they create a beautiful weekly mini-documentary series “Expedition Silk Road”, inviting us all on an adventure to exp...

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​The Evolution of ESG

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) has grown in importance in recent years and having a positive influence on the planet, to enhance society, is now a core part of organisational strategy...

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The War for Green Talent

With efforts to create more green jobs ramping up (with the UK government aiming for two million roles by 2030), could we be on the cusp of a ‘War for Green Talent’?Boosting Green job creation is...

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COP26, Net Zero by 2050 and the skills crisis. Something doesn’t add up.

​After 20 years recruiting in Sustainability, 2021 feels like the year that the Sustainability agenda got off the bus it had been travelling in and jumped into a super charged next gen EV. Let’s...

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The Adventures of Sea Teddy!

One hot sunny day, Leo and his Teddy had a beach adventure planned. Bucket and spade, swimsuits, and a picnic all packed and ready to go!WHAT A DAY! Daddy was buried up to his neck in sand, then re...

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Offsetting emissions & electric visions

​When you think EasyJet you might not immediately think leader in the net-zero field and forerunners of electric aircraft but that’s just what the iconic budget airline have announced in November t...

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Code red for humanity?

​We’ve all seen the headline but did it really sink in? Is this really a code red emergency? You only have to look at the news to see the wildfires raging in Greece and Italy, ask those poor people...

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Things not to do at interview

​As more employers welcome the return of face-to-face interviews, we may have forgotten the basics of good interviews. So, if you’re just setting out on your career journey and or just don’t want t...

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Resourcing Responsible Business

We all know the world has changed. Both in ways we know but also in ways we’re not yet aware of.One area that seems certain to have passed its watershed moment is corporate governance. What have pr...

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The Power of Sustainable Packaging

​This week I ordered a mascara from a well known French make-up brand and eagerly awaited its arrival (with my three free tester items). As I opened a beautifully branded almost shoe box size packa...

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Nature Nurtures Talent

​For some time now, business has been increasingly aware of the impact of the environment on employees’ productivity and wellbeing. The effect of nature on wellbeing has been studied by such notabl...

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Building back better

​If history has taught us anything, natural disasters can be a catalyst for change. Post-pandemic we have an opportunity. An opportunity that can only be converted with collective action.   With a ...

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5 reasons to change your job in 2021

​As spring is approaching you may be feeling like you need a change or new challenge at work but you’re just not sure if it’s the right time to be changing your job.  If you’re struggling to make t...

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Budget 2021: Green highlights

​How can Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget help the green economy and impact jobs in the sustainability and environment sectors? Will it help generate green jobs and kickstart recruitment? Green Fina...

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes to look out for this year

A shining light on the horizon as we tentatively head out of lockdown is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing which has seen growth in these unprecedented times.ESG funds have tradi...

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Will COVID-19 save the planet?

With lockdown 3.0, rising unemployment, a shrinking economy and the devastating loss of life, it’s difficult to see any positives coming out of the current coronavirus pandemic. However, could ther...

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Carbon offsetting in Education

​We all know burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas are causing on-going damage to the planet by causing climate change (and its associated problems like droughts, flooding and storm damage). ...

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Recruiting in a climate emergency

​Almost two thirds of people around the world now view climate change as a global emergency, according to an opinion poll of over a million people across 50 countries.The poll, called the "People's...