Major corporates ready to do more on climate action and call for easier access to renewable energy

Almost 100 organisations led by major corporates today signalled their willingness to do more on climate action calling on European governments to make it easier to invest and directly source renewable energy.  The group signed this declaration at the RE-Source 2018 event in Amsterdam. Corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) worth 6 GW have already been signed in Europe, representing billions of Euros of investment and thousands of jobs. Nearly 2 GW of this has been contracted in 2018 alone. Commercial and industrial on-site corporate sourcing accounted for 1.7GW in…

Read More

Doctor and dad duo design new ‘cancer maps’ to aid diagnosis

A GP has joined forces with his dad to invent a new online mind-mapping tool for doctors that aims to help GPs speed up cancer diagnosis. Dr Ben Noble, a GP at the Woodbrook practice in Loughborough and one of Cancer Research UK’s 16 GP Leads* across the country, teamed up with his dad Patrick Noble, a retired computer programmer, to develop the intuitive new diagnostic aid. The innovative ‘Cancer Maps’ were developed to help make it easier for GPs to navigate the cancer recognition and referral guidelines published by the…

Read More

UN Women announces Danai Gurira as Goodwill Ambassador

During the global annual advocacy campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), UN Women announced the appointment of internationally renowned award-winning actor-playwright Danai Gurira as its Goodwill Ambassador. As a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Gurira will lend her name and dedicate her support to putting a spotlight on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as bringing unheard women’s voices front and centre. “UN Women is delighted to welcome Danai Gurira in her new role as Goodwill Ambassador to support our work on gender equality.…

Read More

Barnardo’s to continue providing Independent Children’s Rights and Advocacy Services for children and young people

Barnardo’s has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice to provide Independent Children’s Rights and Advocacy Services for children and young people who are resident in the three Secure Training Centres and five Young Offender Institutions across England and Wales, following a competitive tender. The ‘Your Rights, Your Voice’ service will continue to operate at these establishments under the new five year contract starting from 1 January 2019. The service champions children held in the Youth Secure Estate by providing specialist advocacy and promoting children’s rights.  Whilst retaining its independence…

Read More

Charity Retail Association launches new online mentoring platform

The Charity Retail Association have launched a new online mentoring platform for their members. The platform is aimed at charity retailers and available to all their charity members. The mentoring platform is a matching process that enables members to build an effective mentoring relationship, whereby they can either explore areas of their professional life they wish to develop, or give back by offering their own expertise. The CRA Charity Members can act as either mentors and mentees, with Corporate Members also supplying guidance as mentors. Registration is open now via https://charityretail.onpld.com. Robin…

Read More