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EasyJet Founder’s Discount Food Store: A Symptom of London’s Growing Poverty?

Located in the London neighborhood of Park Royal, EasyFoodStore stocks only 76 white-label items. Classic British treats such as chicken curry, digestive biscuits,…
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U.K. Moves Backward After COP21, Cuts Solar Subsidies

In the aftermath of COP21, we need to shift rapidly to renewables in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Outcome.…
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Tinder Now Swiping Away for Organ Donation Awareness

Over the next two weeks, the dating app Tinder will partner with the National Health Service (NHS) to raise awareness about organ donations…
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Launch of U.K. B Corp Movement Prompts Debate About Future of Corporations

The B Corp movement focuses on embedding a social purpose within a company’s DNA. As this movement gathers momentum, it highlights the need…
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Major U.K. Bank Bans All-Male Management Shortlists

The U.K.'s financial sector, much like North America's tech industry, is still struggling to expand gender diversity in its ranks. But Lloyds Banking…
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Eliminating the Food-to-Landfill Pipeline, One Business at a Time

Behavioral change at the consumer and commercial levels can be the key to significantly decreasing the amount of compostable food waste sent to…
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KFC and Seattle’s Best Present the Edible Coffee Cup

KFC diners in the U.K. apparently love their desserts -- and their coffee. That's why the bustling fried chicken chain plans to serve…
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New Energy Campaign Fails to Consider Businesses

A new government campaign launched last week in the U.K. to encourage domestic energy customers to engage in the market. But are businesses…
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Tate Gallery Forced to Disclose Amount of BP Sponsorship

The Tate Gallery in London was ordered by a court to disclose the amount of money the museum received from BP between 1990…
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5 Places Transformed by Climate Change in 2014

The environmental impacts of climate change spanned the country and the globe this year ... with a few bright notes for a hopefully…
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Marks and Spencer: Over 60% of All Products Sold are “Sustainable”

Marks and Spencer says 63 percent of its products sold have had a Plan A or “sustainable” attribute.
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Made to Last Promotes Local Products Proudly Made in Britain

Made to Last connects consumers to artisans and manufacturers who craft their wares within the United Kingdom.
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U.K. Supermarkets Change Newspaper Display Stands After Social Media Protests

Child Eyes and No More Page 3 launched successful social media protests that convinced the UK's largest supermarkets to change their tabloid displays.
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Masdar Invests $858M in U.K. Offshore Wind

Yesterday Masdar announced its partnership with two Norwegian firms in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.…
New York City’s subway expansion to Hudson Yards was paid for by a tax incremental financing model which establishes a tax collected only within the Hudson Yards redevelopment zone.

Funding the Future: Innovative Ways Cities Are Paying for Infrastructure

Cities across the globe need to construct new transit systems, roads and utilities – or modernize their aging infrastructure – to adapt to…
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