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Transitions/Human Rights

All about the wider issues that come out of the sustainability transitions including human rights

Rob Karpati
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Artisanal Mining – Opportunity for Mercury Elimination

It's hard to believe that the use of mercury in artisanal mining is still so prevalent 200 years after its extensive use in California. Until you start to think about the practicalities. The alternatives are often limited.

Steven Bowen
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How willing are we to pay a green premium?

A recent PwC survey suggests we are willing to pay a green premium, but is this being reflected in real world decision making? The jury is still out on this one. Be careful about surveys, the intentions actions gap (what you say you want is not what you end up

Steven Bowen
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Understanding responsible battery supply chains

Do we really understand how to measure responsible sourcing in EV and battery supply chains?

Sandy Jayaraj
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Is the corporate DEI panic finally over?

That's the headline for an article in The FT that caught our eye this week. In June of last year when the US Supreme Court overturned affirmative action for college admissions meaning that race could no longer be considered as a factor in university admissions there has been

Sandy Jayaraj
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Ethics training prevents normal people veering off course

Joachim Klement who is an investment strategist at Liberum and author of the excellent Klement on Investing blog recently published a piece titled "Normalisation of deviance" highlighting some interesting research from University College London. It concluded that if people keep on telling lies, people become desensitised as their

Sandy Jayaraj
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Labour exploitation in supply chains

Anti-slavery charity Unseen have found that incidents of labour exploitation across the food industry are rising. Unseen received a record number of calls to its modern slavery helpline, with a significant number of cases involving agriculture, farming, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors. They identified 49 cases of modern slavery in agriculture

Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: stronger for longer, not strongest for shortest

Offshoring has retraced recently driven by cost, nationalism and ESG. But is complete retrenchment the right move?

Sandy Jayaraj
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KlimaSeniorinnen, the Great Indian Bustard and Insurance.

A number of judgments were handed down last week that could have important implications for insurance, investing and project viability. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Switzerland violated citizens' human rights by not doing enough to combat climate change. The court sided with over 2,000 Swiss

Sandy Jayaraj
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The allure of consensus

We all know that building consensus is the best way to drive change - but is it really? What if the consensus building approach is not the best way after all? Are there some cases where having a narrower but stronger support base is better? And what read across might

Dr Mimi Ajibade / Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: the Post Office scandal - a failure of operational governance

Governance starts with the board in setting the culture of the company. But execution is key.

Sandy Jayaraj
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Has Britain's diversity drive backfired?

We have recently seen 'DEI' come under fire, particularly in North America, but also in Europe. "Britain's diversity drive has backfired?" was the headline of a recent Telegraph article that caught our eye via a LinkedIn post from Paul Sesay. On 20 March 2024,

Sandy Jayaraj
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Facilitating inclusion

At a recent Australia and New Zealand Roadshow in London organised by the UK Department for Business and Trade, I met Denise Crouch and Jamie Crathern from LapSafe who talked passionately about their business. LapSafe provide smart lockers, trolleys and cabinets to organisations in the education, healthcare, manufacturing and other

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