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Poor mental health is estimated to cost employers between £33bn and £42bn a year in sick pay and lost productivity. Investing in employee mental health makes good business sense, with employee health and wellbeing moving to the top five of boardroom issues. Here are some tips on how organisational line-managers can support their employees.
Gone are the days when a company’s profitability was the only consideration when choosing a business’ direction. Consideration of the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit under a sustainable leader is the only way forward to secure a future for the generations that follow.
The issues we are currently facing are multi-fold and reach far beyond the high CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. We need to think holistically and long-term to achieve the level of regeneration needed not only to clean our atmosphere but also to allow the multitude of ecosystems on our planet to survive and thrive again. Net Zero simply won’t cut it!
As the investment and financial industry play catch up with gender bias, women founders are finding their own solutions to securing investment for their businesses. As more female founders than males seem to be concentrating on solving significant social and environmental problems, it is time for a significant shakeup in the investment industry.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are part of an ambitious agenda to create a more sustainable world for everyone, addressing the global challenges we are all now facing which include poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation. Start-ups need to look at how they can incorporate at least one of the UN SDGs into their business plan.
It is no longer enough to simply label a company as eco-friendly without the relevant changes being made and verified. Products need to be sustainable and sourced ethically, manufacturing and production methods must be environmentally friendly, and companies need to work to protect the environment by advocating for sustainable policies.
With growing numbers of women founders in sustainable businesses why are they still facing so many hurdles when it comes to investment? In this article, we talk to women in business about the challenges they encounter and the advice they can offer.
B Corp is one of the accreditations Sustainable Network encourages businesses work towards to incorporate the triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit into their business model. It shows their commitment to embracing and maintaining high standards of sustainability and to being a force for good in the world.
We tend to think of the internet as clean – as there are no residual or visible emissions – but the servers hosting all that data produce huge amounts of emissions, leaving a giant carbon footprint behind.
The EU Green Taxonomy aims to standardise how companies can communicate environmental activities for their investors and to define for companies, investors and policy makers what constitutes sustainability.
It is not governments that will save us from climate extinction. Only the private sector has the resources, the innovation and the will, to grasp the opportunities offered in launching a green economic recovery.
Such benefits to the environment were accompanied by an equally universal and understandable desire for a “return to normal”, a return to a world where life was devoid of the stresses and suffering caused by Covid-19. However, that world of normality came with a heavy price.