‘Every day counts’ as charities still wait for government support

Charities across the country are facing imminent collapse as fundraising income dries up, charity leaders warned today. Charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, but warned today that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would start to close their doors as soon as next week. With charity shops closed and fundraising events and activity cancelled, reserves depleted and demand for services increasing, charities are having to make immediate decisions about their financial viability.  Charity sector…

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New Study from Reputation Institute Reports Across-the-Board Reputation Lift for World’s Top 100 Brands Driven Largely by Elevated CSR Practices

Consumer regard for the world’s 100 most reputable corporations is getting stronger due in large part to a sharpened focus on corporate purpose and the social impact of their business, according to the 10th annual Global RepTrak, the world’s most comprehensive reputation study released today by Reputation Institute. While companies with the strongest reputation must not waver from delivering products and services of the highest quality and value, key drivers of reputation, the new study reports an across-the-board reputation lift largely influenced by strengthening perceptions of a company’s corporate social…

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Research from Getty Images reveals people care most about wellness of family, self and the Earth but shows gap between intention and action

People place high value on the wellness of themselves, their family and the Earth, but intention does not always necessarily translate into action according to Visual GPS, new landmark research unveiled today by Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications and pioneer in the field of visual trend methodology. This presents a unique opportunity for brands to engage and assist consumers in bridging the gap between intention and action, the research finds. Built on 25 years of experience, Visual GPS looks at the key Forces that drive consumer engagement…

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New research uncovers secret Jacobite at Oxburgh Hall – and his drinking glass with its cryptic clues

New research has revealed a plot to support the Jacobite rebellion, evidenced by a newly traced drinking glass engraved with secret symbols, and large bank payments to aid Bonnie Prince Charlie’s bid for the British throne. The research commissioned by the National Trust has uncovered the story of a secret Jacobite at Oxburgh Hall, in Norfolk, revealing the owner of the house, Sir Henry Arundell Bedingfeld was likely to have been part of a rebellion to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II.  His secret Jacobite drinking glass has now returned…

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Sustainability Reporting at Center of Europe’s Green Deal

Global Reporting Initiative welcomes the European Green Deal as a global game changer that other economies should follow. With ambitious legislative changes backed by one trillion Euros investment over the next decade, the EU is signalling leadership in efforts to advance sustainable development and tackle climate change. In a statement on 28 January, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis provided details on the implementation of the Green Deal Investment Plan – including strengthening sustainability reporting by companies. He set out that: The EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive is to be reviewed,…

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