BP commits $100 million to fund new emissions reductions projects

BP has announced that it has established a $100 million fund for projects that will deliver new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in its Upstream oil and gas operations. The new Upstream Carbon Fund will provide significant further support to BP’s work generating sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in its operations. In April 2018, BP set clear, near-term and specific targets aimed at reducing its emissions and advancing the energy transition, including achieving 3.5 million tonnes of sustainable GHG emissions reductions across the BP Group from 2016 to 2025 and…

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CAP – New rules on use of data for marketing: naming prizewinners and marketing to children

The CAP have released a post called: New rules on use of data for marketing: naming prizewinners and marketing to children. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. During our consultation on the use of data for marketing (section 10 of the CAP Code), we identified two wider Code issues that required further consultation: the age at which consent to marketing can be given…

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Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola and Nestlé pledge to clean up plastic in Africa

Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola and Nestlé have launched a scheme to rid Africa of plastic waste. The Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance, which was announced by the international consumer goods companies at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, sets out to improve the collection and recycling of plastic waste and in doing so, create jobs and provide a boost to businesses. It will see the companies, which are each responsible for a significant volume of plastic packaging being produced each year, work to help their local subsidiaries engage in public-private partnerships…

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May the 4th be with you! Geeky T-shirt day returns

Following the success of Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, the not-for-profit pop culture, comic and movie convention which donates all profits to CHAS, the national charity wants you to ‘get your geek on’ for Geeky T-Shirt Weekend. On Friday 3rd and Saturday May 4th, CHAS are encouraging the public to show allegiance for their preferred science-fiction and fantasy heroes. Whether you’re into Star Wars or Star Trek, DC or Marvel, Harry Potter or hairy Hobbits – CHAS does not discriminate! All supporters need to do is don their favourite geeky t-shirt…

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Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge to Benefit 14 Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. and U.K.

Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of the 11th annual U.S. Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s signature pro bono volunteer program. The Strategy Challenge is in its sixth year in London. Over the next 10 weeks, teams of Morgan Stanley employees in New York and London will work with leadership teams at 14 nonprofit organizations to provide strategic recommendations to address their mission-critical challenges. “We are extremely proud of Morgan Stanley employees’ continuing involvement in pro bono efforts, and the Strategy Challenge is an annual initiative that exemplifies this ongoing commitment…

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