10 Ways to Sustainability

A great article from our silver sponsors Giant Peach.

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Reflections and Goals from 24:7

We just loved this blog written by one of our platinum partners, Julian Thompson of 24:7.     We think you will too.

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How to make corporate purpose more than just corporate jargon

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Tax Relief when you donate to charity

Did you know that donating through Gift Aid means charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra.

Charities can claim Gift Aid on most donations, but some payments don’t qualify.

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Making Sustainable Living Commonplace

There is no ‘business as usual’ anymore. The old economic systems are no longer fit for purpose.  With products used by millions of consumers, we have an enormous opportunity to create change and are developing a new sustainable business model.

Unilever

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Smart Cookies: 5 Business Lessons Leaders Can Learn From Girl Scouts

Building amazing leaders is a process that begins early. That’s why the Girl Scouts’ cookie sales program focuses on building girls up as empowered, ethical business leaders who can set and meet goals confidently. However, not all of us were lucky enough to be Girl Scouts, so now it’s time to build those skills in the trenches.

Here are five skills that business leaders can learn from the Girl Scouts.

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Ethical Corporation

Unilever are talking about it, Triodos are funding it, so we have written an article about  it – we thought you might be interested in our article for Ethical Corporation.

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Finding the time to be social

So how do you find the time to do social media?

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What makes a good business leader?

So what does it take to be a good business leader?  Here are few ideas and answers from the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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The new flexible working hours

New legislation has led to flexible working hours being accepted in England.

Until now, only parents and carers were entitled to request flexible working hours from their employers; now more than 20 million workers will have the right to choose when they work – and how.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills packaged the changes as a chance to help people balance their work with responsibilities and keep more people in long-term employment.

While the option might benefit employees, the government believe it might help employers too.

The companies who are most nervous about this new legislation are small businesses who only have a handful of employees, who may struggle to uphold requested flexibility to all its staff.

However, this legislation only gives the right for employees to ask for flexible hours, but employers must give reasonable consideration to such requests – giving a valid business reason if they cannot fulfill the task.

Benefits of flexible working hours
The government noted that more than half of companies that had flexible working hours reported an improved relationship with employees and staff motivation.Around 40% experienced a boost in productivity and a similar percentage of absenteeism was prevented.

To see more of Andy Hollingworth’s informative article, click the accompanying link.

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