Sweden Repeats as World’s Most Reputable Country While World’s Superpowers Suffer “Weak” Ratings in New Country Reputation Study by Reputation Institute

When it comes to a country’s reputation, bigger definitely isn’t better. With a combined population of less than 27 million (slightly less than Texas) and a combined GDP of just less than $1.8 trillion (similar to all of Russia), the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark each earned a top 10 ranking in a new study of country reputation announced today by Reputation Institute. Other top 10 countries — Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland — underscore results from the study that aesthetic and political…

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Scottish Government Launch Latte Levy

The Scottish Government will legislate for a charge to be applied on single-use drinks cups, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed. Proposals will be included in the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill. Should the legislation be passed, the level of the charge will be subject to consultation and approval by parliament. This legislation would also enable a charge, similar to the carrier bag charge, to be applied in the future to other items proven to cause environmental harm. This is one of a range of measures that will be implemented in…

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Winners of Inaugural US Transparency Awards Announced

Labrador, a global communication firm specializing in regulated disclosure documents, today announces the winners of the inaugural U.S. Transparency Awards. The rankings compare the efficacy of corporate disclosure documents among the top S&P 250 companies by market capitalization trading on the NYSE or Nasdaq. This year’s top honor is awarded to The Coca-Cola Company for the Best Overall corporate disclosure across its annual proxy statement, form 10-K and investor relations website. After successfully launching 10 years ago in France, the first U.S. Transparency Awards recognize the quality and completeness of…

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Young Women’s Trust & Olay’s Fearless Female Ambassadors Encourage Women To Overcome Labels & Face Anything

‘Too emotional’, ‘too bossy’ and ‘too girly’: Introducing the top three negative labels UK women are branded with. Recent research by Olay reveals that 60 percent of women experience negative labels at least once a week, while the same number of women (60 percent) also feel judged by their appearance every day. So Olay is launching a campaign with Young Women’s Trust to do something about it. Olay found that, despite 63 percent of women being told ambition is a necessary attribute to succeed, 1 in 20 have been labelled…

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Major Environmental Groups Call On Businesses To Lead On Climate Policy

Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund. In the letter, the organizations call on businesses to adopt a science-based climate policy agenda that is aligned with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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