Stress Awareness Month prompts Media & Marketing businesses to review their existing polices, as the cost of living increase threatens to compound work-related stress

As Stress Awareness Month approaches, the latest statistics once again demonstrate how important it is for employers to familiarise themselves with the signs and symptoms of stress, especially as an increase in the cost of living threatens to compound the issues faced by many. With 79% of employed British adults commonly experiencing workplace stress (20% higher than last year), it is an issue that impacts workers across all sectors and occupations, as the latest data shows. According to a recent study, 85% of those working in Media & Marketing confirmed…

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How to Protect The Ocean Every Time You Search The Internet

OceanHero search engine users have helped recover 21 million ocean-bound plastic bottles from the comfort of their homes and offices. When web surfers add the ocean-protection search engine to their browser, they recover ocean-bound plastic with every search. “When you consider that 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enter our oceans every year, you realize that each of us has a responsibility to stem the tide,” said OceanHero founder Marvin Burman. “If humans don’t make major changes by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.” How…

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7 ways marketers should be preparing for the Green Claims Code now

Communications strategist, anti-greenwashing expert, and the guest on our first podcast Sian Conway-Wood has written us a post about the new Green Claims Code. This will be really usefull to marketers and ethical businesses, as will Sian’s Online Masterclass in December. UK companies of all sizes, across industries need to start preparing to better substantiate their sustainability claims, as the Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) prepares to start enforcing the new Green Claims Code. Marketers, both in agency settings and in-house, should be upskilling in sustainability and preparing to implement…

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Cameron Hume: Net Zero Targets Alone are Not Enough to Encourage ESG Investments

Leading ESG fixed-income investment manager, Cameron Hume, has revealed why simply setting net-zero targets is not enough information for investors wishing to limit their climate risk exposure. In a case study comparing two prominent European utility companies, RWE and E.ON, Cameron Hume identifies that from a risk point of view, the path to achieving a net zero target is as important as the target itself. Investors must consider whether this risk is priced by the market. Analysis of the two companies, their net zero targets and the business transformation required…

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New UN Women Report: What does gender equality look like today?

Progress towards gender equality is looking bleak. But it doesn’t need to. A new global analysis of progress on gender equality and women’s rights shows women and girls remain disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling with disproportionately high job and livelihood losses, education disruptions and increased burdens of unpaid care work. Women’s health services, poorly funded even before the pandemic, faced major disruptions, undermining women’s sexual and reproductive health. And despite women’s central role in responding to COVID-19, including as front-line health workers, they are…

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