First Green Heat Network Fund awards for cutting-edge low carbon energy projects

More than £30 million of funding will benefit homes and businesses in three communities to deliver low carbon heat and help consumers move away from costly fossil fuels as part of the government’s push to cut emissions. Projects in Hull and Peterborough are the first to secure funding through the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF), a £288 million government funding scheme launched in March last year. Heat networks offer carbon emissions savings by supplying heat to buildings from a central source, avoiding the need for households and workplaces to rely…

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Investors continue to prioritise climate action despite lacking trusted information

PwC’s 2022 Global Investor Survey paints a picture of investors juggling multiple priorities with limited information. While investors see inflation (67%) and macroeconomic volatility (62%) as the biggest threats facing business over the next 12 months, the survey shows that investors want management to continue to make climate change a focus. Almost half (44%) of the investor community surveyed believe that tackling climate change should be a top five priority for business. This contrasts with lower scores for societal ESG issues such as protecting worker health and safety (27%) and…

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Ocean lights the darkness on Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Ocean screens across the UK joined a national moment to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 on Friday. Leading the “Light the Darkness” commemoration were London’s Piccadilly Lights and the BFI IMAX. In a powerful 11-minute domination, the Piccadilly Lights in London displayed black and white portraits of four genocide survivors taken by the British photographer and director Rankin. The subjects included John Hajdu MBE, a Holocaust survivor; Sokphal Din BEM, survivor of the genocide in Cambodia; Antoinette Mutabazi, who survived the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; and Amouna Adam, survivor…

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PRCA announces 2023 Council Line-up

The Public Relations and Communications Association has announced the line-up of its PR and Communications Council for 2023. The Council’s 2022 Vice Chair, Claire Williamson, Managing Director, Resonance will become Chair of Council from January. Claire succeeds 2022 Chair Rob Colmer, who led the delivery of several successful Council projects including the forthcoming PRCA Client Consultancy Charter. Jonny Curtis, Managing Director of Grayling UK, has been appointed Vice Chair for 2023 after standing unopposed. In his role, Jonny has helped Grayling double in size over the last few years and…

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