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Agri-business Olam International has expanded and strengthened their supply chain by offering training, healthcare, and accessible finance to the farming communities they work...

Published: July 2016
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Hospitality company Whitbread is tackling climate change and making savings through two new environmentally friendly building projects, the Costa Eco-Pod and the Hub hotel,...

Published: July 2016
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St Leger Homes' older workers are supported to retrain and work flexibly so that individuals are not forced out of employment.

Published: July 2016
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Thousands of young farmers are learning how to stay safe at work thanks to the Farm Safety Foundation, established by NFU Mutual. Farming is Britain’s most hazardous industry;...

Published: July 2016
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Starting Out is a Sky Academy initiative that uses TV, creativity and sport to help young people build practical skills and experience. The programme provides over 1,000 work...

Published: July 2016
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AmicusHorizon is a large housing association which wants to support its residents into work and build stronger communities. Stronger communities house better residents so...

Published: July 2016
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The cycle of long-term unemployment is being broken by Bolton at Home’s employment programme. Tenants are helped into work and are then better able to pay their rents.

Published: July 2016
Categories: Employment
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Beyond Business is a social enterprise incubation programme run by specialist bank and asset manager Investec in partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre. The programme...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Social Enterprise
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Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is helping tackle loneliness amongst older people, by creating monthly face-to-face tea-party friendship groups for over 75 year olds who live...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Healthy Communities
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11,000 students from some of Glasgow’s most deprived areas have had their aspirations boosted and prospects improved thanks to Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Club...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Education

Barclays has been actively involved in the recruitment of ex-Service personnel for a number of years. It’s Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement (AFTER)...

Published: July 2016

Nationwide used a longstanding charity partnership to create a specialist service for customers with cancer, improving its support to vulnerable customers, increasing its...

Published: July 2016

A partnership between GSK and Save the Children has led to the development of new products, such as chlorhexidine antiseptic gel for cleaning umbilical cords, which are...

Published: July 2016

Veolia has gone through transformational change to convert from a waste management company to a resource management company.

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Published: July 2016

To demonstrate the effectiveness of grid computing, IBM created World Community Grid, allowing humanitarian organisations can use this new technology to carry out research....

Published: July 2016

Services company Sodexo formed an innovative partnership with conservation charity WWF to support its Livewell programme, helping encourage businesses and policy-makers to...

Published: July 2016

Recognising the risks that alcohol misuse present to the success of its entire industry, HEINEKEN uses its brand to promote moderate drinking to push shifts in consumer...

Published: July 2016

Jaguar has created a vehicle that combines a low-cost of ownership and reduced CO2 emissions with a great driving experience. 

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Published: July 2016

Mining and minerals company Anglo American has introduced recycled platinum to its supply chain, giving customers the best of both worlds - security of supply and ethical...

Published: July 2016

Danone Nutricia created a valuable guide to weaning, making its leading Cow & Gate brand more relevant to its consumers, and helping parents navigate a tricky time in their...

Published: July 2016

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