“E-book: The Time is Now: Feminist Leadership for a New Era” by Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender

The new publication compiled by the Global Network UNESCO Chairs on Gender, The Time is Now: Feminist Leadership for a New Era invites us to reflect on the crucial challenges for promoting the women’s participation in the creation and use of styles of transformative leadership that contribute to inclusive, fair and sustainable development. The articles provide substantive and current information to understand and analyze with different approaches a diversity of experiences and conceptual developments about women and/in leadership. This eBook is organized in four sections as follows: Building Networks, Conceptual…

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Comic Relief uses new recruitment platform Applied to help ensure inclusive and diverse recruitment

Comic Relief is using Applied, a platform that makes recruitment smarter, fairer and easier, as part of its strategic plan to ensure an inclusive and diverse application and selection process. Comic Relief, which has raised over £1.3 billion since 1985 to help eradicate poverty world-wide, began using Applied in January this year to help manage recruitment for both full time staff and short-term recruitment for its peaks of campaign activity such as Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Applied’s use of sophisticated behavioural science methodologies will help to ensure that…

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Renewables power Britain to new carbon emissions record

On Sunday June 30 carbon emissions from electricity fell to just 97g per kWh, breaking the previous record of 104g per kWh set last summer, and for the first time ever meeting the UK Committee on Climate Change’s 2030 target of 100 g per kWh for a whole day. June 30 was also the first ever day when more than half of Britain’s electricity was powered by renewables – 39% from wind, 9% from solar, 8% from biomass and 1% from hydro. The changes seen on the power grid reflect…

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UK music community makes historic declaration of climate and ecological emergency

On Friday 12 July, the UK music industry declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency. The declaration has been administered by the newly formed Music Declares Emergency group, an independent organisation created by music business professionals and artists. It represents a significant moment in the music community’s collective response to the climate emergency as Alison Tickell, MD Of Julie’s Bicycle, a member of the MDE working group, explains: “It has never been more important to understand the gravity of the climate crisis and to do more. Music Declares Emergency was created…

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UK marketing budgets flat-line

Prior hopes of a sustained revival were extinguished in the second quarter of 2019 as firms reported no change to available marketing budget expenditure amid growing political and economic uncertainty. Following a return to growth in the opening quarter of the year, buoyed by firms taking a more pro-active approach to offset risks to their businesses, latest Bellwether data signalled a stalling of growth, with the net balance falling from +8.7% to +0.0%. The 20% of panel members reporting greater marketing spend was completely offset by those cutting expenditure, while…

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