The target of net zero carbon emissions poses many challenges, particularly for companies with complex supply chains. But it also creates opportunities.
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Over the past 18 months, the gears have shifted when it comes to climate change, with pressure for both transparency and proactivity now coming from seemingly every angle: the general public, government legislation for net zero, climate groups, corporate customers and investors. Consequently, corporate commitments to climate action are on the rise.
In September 2020, EcoAct’s 10th annual Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100 found that 45% of companies are now committed to net zero by 2050 or earlier. Good news for our climate. However, the report cautions that comparatively few companies—only 16% of the entire index—h
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With at least one in nine employees in the average UK workforce being a carer for a loved one, boards should value and support their working carers—or risk losing them, which impacts upon business and society.
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