Triodos Bank UK has attained the Ethical Company Award from The Good Shopping Guide

Following rigorous and comprehensive research and analysis of Triodos Bank UK’s activities and practices, The Good Shopping Guide is pleased to announce that Triodos has qualified for an Ethical Company Award. This award recognises the achievements that Triodos has made across several ethical criteria covering environment, animals, people and other ethical and sustainable criteria. The top rating awarded to Triodos Bank UK, which appears on The Good Shopping Guide, reflects primary research that was undertaken by our researchers in August 2021 into the company’s positive practices and ethical policy commitments,…

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FCB Inferno and Battersea launch Wear Blue for Rescue to encourage everyone to show their support for rescue animals everywhere.

FCB Inferno is back with another joyous campaign, continuing to reframe rescue for leading animal welfare charity, Battersea. When it comes to getting a pet dog or cat many people think breed first. Influenced by the breeds of dog they see in the park or the cats they see on their social feed, people often decide on the type of dog or cat they want and then seek out a breeder. This can sometimes make rescuing a pet an after-thought that is quickly forgotten. To get people to think rescue…

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Depop teams up with charities to grow fashion resale

Fashion marketplace app Depop is launching a dedicated programme to help charity shops build successful online businesses on its marketplace. The new Charity Seller Programme will provide charities on Depop with tools, resources, exclusive offers and personalised support to effectively leverage the platform as an e-commerce channel. This follows a period of significant growth for charity e-commerce. The volume of charity shop listings on Depop has increased by nearly 600% since the beginning of UK lockdown in March 2020. According to data from the Charity Retail Association (the industry organisation…

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Cisco commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Cisco has announced that it is committing to reaching net zero for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all scopes by 2040, 10 years ahead of when climate scientists say the planet must reach net zero to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Cisco’s net zero goal will be supported by ambitious near-term targets, including to reach net zero for all global Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025.  Other near-term targets will cover key Scope 3 categories for Cisco, such as use of sold products and supply chain emissions, and will be…

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Pioneering project using drones and data to tackle litter in Bournemouth shows “game-changing” results

The most scientifically robust litter survey ever undertaken in the UK reveals groundbreaking results set to impact how litter is tackled in the future.   Funded by McDonald’s, scientists from Ellipsis Earth used drone technology and AI to create detailed litter maps, identify hot spots and build an understanding of how litter is travelling across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in March and May this year.   The intelligence gathered from the drone data was then used to inform the placement of positive litter-busting interventions which made the area’s bins more engaging and noticeable such as glow in the dark bins and voting bins…

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