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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.…
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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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Op-Ed: We Still Need Precaution, Says Forum for the Future Founder

The CEOs of the world’s biggest chemical and agribusiness companies recently petitioned the presidents of the EU Commission, Parliament and Council to downgrade…
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Big Ben May Get a Solar Face Lift

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions by 34 percent by 2020, the U.K. Parliament may add solar panels to Big Ben in…
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Sustainability in the UK National Health Service: A Case for Solar Power

With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what…
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Interview: Mark Gough, Head of Sustainability for the UK Crown Estate

Each year, in advance of the Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference, which will take place in London next year, I try to engage with…