London Mayor launches £500m energy efficiency fund for businesses

Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million-pound investment fund. A recent study from the Green Finance Taskforce revealed that many public-sector organisations and small businesses want to install energy-efficiency measures, but often can’t access the necessary finance. To address this the Mayor, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Amber Infrastructure Group, has worked with key commercial lenders including Lloyds Bank, National Westminster Bank, Santander UK, Sumitomo Mitsui…

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London Mayor and Wikipedia join forces to challenge gender inequality online

The Mayor of London has joined forces with Wikipedia and Bloomberg to tackle the significant problem of gender inequality online. As part of his gender equality campaign, #BehindEveryGreatCity, Sadiq has brought together secondary school girls from across London, women from the tech industry and Wikipedia’s experts to create a burst of new Wikipedia pages about women, and to call on the tech industry to help more women and girls to get involved. It comes after Wikipedia revealed that 83 per cent of its biographies are about men and that 85…

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London Mayor calls for international backing on gender equality campaign

Sadiq Khan calls on international leaders to back his campaign for improving gender equality, when he makes a speech to more than 100 ambassadors from around the world in City Hall. He will also reiterate his call for the government to provide proper guarantees to European citizens living in the UK. The speech was part of the Mayor of London’s Behind Every Great City campaign, launched to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of some women getting the right to vote. The campaign champions the fact that it is the achievement and…

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Sadiq Khan launches #BehindEveryGreatCity gender equality campaign

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has officially launched his new women’s equality campaign – #BehindEveryGreatCity – releasing a video calling on Londoners, businesses and organisations across the capital to make their New Year’s resolutions for gender equality in 2018. We talked about this campaign when it was announced. Famous Londoners Naomi Campbell, Linda Robson, Gurinder Chadha, Laura Whitmore, Ray BLK, Susie Rodgers, Tinie Tempah, Abbie Eaton and Sonia Friedman all appear in the video alongside nurses, firefighters, police officers, TfL engineers and Sadiq Khan to champion the fact that it is the achievements and contributions of…

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