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What Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means to us.

​What is CSR?Corporate Social Responsibility is a framework for business’ to think about and prioritise the responsibilities they have towards their employees, managers, stakeholders and social com...

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Safeguarding the future of trees

​Imagine a landscape without trees? No habitats for wildlife to roam, no natural resources, no sense of wonderment from their just being. We all rely on trees for oxygen, fruits, wood, water, medic...

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Wildlife in crisis

​According to the Living Planet Report 2020, from the conservation group WWF, wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years. Described as a 'catastrophic decline' t...

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MAD World Summit 2020

​The first half of 2020 will go down in history as one of the most tumultuous times in living memory. But as leaders put pandemic recovery plans in place, they are in a unique position to build bac...

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Building a smarter recovery

​The coronavirus pandemic may have stopped the world from turning and put the global economy on hold, but has it also highlighted the need for change?With a climate emergency already upon us, if we...

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How To Encourage Employee Engagement

​Employee engagement is good for business. That’s certainly the evidence from the likes of Gallup and Deloitte. Not only are engaged workforces up to 21% more profitable, they also have lower staff...

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CSR & COVID-19

​Integrating environmental, social and governance into business has long been the essence of Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) but how have organisations reacted to the impact of Covid-19...

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Retained Recruitment Revealed

​You have a vacancy. You’ve advertised. You’ve used your usual recruiter. Yet you still haven’t found the right match for your role. Maybe it’s time to consider using retained recruitment? Wait, no...

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Sustainable schools – a lesson for us all

​With £1billion for new schools and £560million for repairs, government funding has recently been announced to help rebuild the economy post-COVID. As the number of pupils grow it’s vital that the ...

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Hiring Confidence in the Green economy

​The world is changing with businesses and individuals facing enormous challenges over the coming months. Allen & York are seeking to establish a comprehensive picture of the impact of Covid-19...

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Can new cities pave the way to climate neutrality?

Utilising over two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and emitting 70% of CO21, global cities don’t really shout “climate action”. To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, there needs to ...

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Blot on the landscape?

​Whilst some complain onshore wind turbines are a blot on the landscape, there is an argument to say that we’re missing out on the cheapest form of new power in the UK… or at least we were.Whilst t...

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Hydrogen – the clear alternative?

​There’s much talk in the news about fossil fuels, their impact on the environment and what we need to do about it. One of the ways we’re may be able to meet net zero emissions is by looking at hyd...

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Bumblebee, Herbie or Johnny Cab, is film fiction becoming a reality?

​It would probably be a bridge too far to think that the Transformers are going to appear on our motorways any time soon. An even further stretch to see a sentient being like Herbie pootle down the...

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Greening your comms

​Shout out for sustainabilityOkay, let’s put this out there… just because you add “sustainable” to your website, brochure or social media profile, it doesn’t hold much sway if you’re just talking t...

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Our flying future is looking greener

​The International Air Transport Association (IATA), its member airlines and the wider aviation industry are committed to reducing emissions caused by the airline industry.In order to achieve this,...

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Planning on growth? Energy Storage is!

​It could be good news for utility-scale storage sites as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announces changes to the planning regulations for projects over 50MW. If...

Will plastic import bans encourage investment in recycling?

​If we think about it logically - and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have - bans on plastic imports in the EU must encourage us to handle our own recycling on home turf.With millions of tonn...

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Creating a more sustainable supply chain

​Consumers increasingly want to buy from brands who ideally are ethical, moral and have good environmental credentials. Add to this the UK’s commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, Sustainability...

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Time to (off)shore-up your recruitment strategies

​The UK is currently leading the market in terms of offshore wind production, with more installed capacity than any other country in the world and this doesn’t look likely to change. Based on the c...