UK SMEs remain committed to sustainability despite Covid-19

The majority of UK SMEs remain focused on improving their environmental sustainability despite Covid-19, according to Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s Business Barometer. More than half (54%) of UK SMEs said becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to their business – just ten points fewer than the proportion that said the same in 2019 (64%). Despite the challenges of the last year and the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than half (52%) of UK SMEs continued to work to become more environmentally sustainable in the past 12 months –…

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LSE launches ambitious plan to embed environmental sustainability across its operations

LSE has launched its plan to tackle the climate crisis and announced it will be the first UK university to become carbon neutral, for all the emissions it currently measures. This status will be achieved through ongoing work by the School to reduce its carbon footprint and by offsetting residual emissions through the funding of carbon reduction projects elsewhere. Currently, LSE measures emissions associated with the School’s energy use, water consumption, waste generation and business travel. The leading social science institution has already significantly reduced its carbon footprint through investment…

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CuleM Watches announces mission to set a new, sustainable standard for the luxury watch industry

CuleM Watches, which produces Swiss made, automatic GMT watches with designs inspired by the world, have launched a bold pledge to set a new sustainable standard for the luxury watch industry. From now on, at least 3% of sales will be donated to conservation and humanitarian causes, enabling watch-lovers to protect the planet through their timepiece. Through its new partnerships with Rainforest Trust and Ecologi, announced today, CuleM has protected 65 acres of tropical rainforest and planted an extra 10,000 trees, to create a CuleM Forest. For every watch sold,…

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T. Rowe Price Reports on Its Commitment to Sustainability

T. Rowe Price has released its first Sustainability Report, which builds on the foundation of years of Corporate Responsibility Reporting. The report specifically addresses the firm’s initiatives to promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The firm’s inaugural Sustainability Report includes its first SASB disclosures and its second time aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as part of its efforts to provide meaningful insights and disclosures to stakeholders. “At T. Rowe Price, we believe each of us can have an impact—in our actions and in our words,” says Bill…

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Doing It For The Kids: Business Leaders With Children Most Likely To Take Action On Climate

80% of sustainability business leaders with children say their corporate sustainability policies have been influenced by thinking about what the planet will look like for their own children, according to new research released today by the UK’s number one baby food brand, Ella’s Kitchen. The survey of 500 of the UK’s C-Suite leaders with responsibility for sustainability found that two thirds (64%) of those who were parents have actively taken steps to change their company’s sustainability policy following a conversation they have had with their child.  While the findings show that…

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