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Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
A maker space in Mosul not only offers a space for young people to learn practical skills, it has also helped to make and repair critical medical equipment, while promoting what its founder calls a “new culture” of entrepreneurship.
Former Delaware judge calls for new ‘EESG’ approach to ensure companies don’t shirk responsibility when it comes to employee rights, and warns it would be a mistake not to hold institutional investors to the same standards.
Supermarket chain launches investigation, MP raises issue of “unpaid wages” in Parliament, leading social entrepreneur calls for more “teeth” for accreditations – but Clarity claims its ethos of supporting people with disabilities remains.