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Is ESG the new GDPR?

GDPR came into force in 2018 in what felt like an overnight change of data protection regulation. The European Commission, however, brought up the need for regulatory changes in data protection (last updated in 1995) as early as 2012 and GDPR was adopted in 2016, leaving companies 2 years to prepare for its enforcement. Yet…

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Sustainability tips for the summertime

According to a 2018 WWF study, during the summer, plastic waste increases by a 40% due to tourism, the majority of which ends up in the oceans. Even though it is important to recognise our individual responsibility, re-evaluate our routines and build new, more eco-sensitive habits, it’s also essential to bring change on the business…

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4 reasons sustainability is important for small businesses

Smaller companies may find it difficult to become more sustainable or to contribute to a sustainable future. At the same time, we quite often fall into the trap of thinking of our impact on an individual level: what is the impact of a small business compared to large multinationals? Sustainability, however, is very relevant and…

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Start your Diversity & Inclusion ESG journey

June was Pride Month and the subject of Diversity & Inclusion has been high on everyone’s radar. For small businesses, however, ESG and Diversity & Inclusion can be a challenging subject. For one, smaller employee numbers often mean that it’s not always comfortable for people to speak up and share their experiences and concerns, especially…

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Essentials: Why ESG?

Even though the term ESG has been around for a while, during the pandemic it started gaining momentum among policymakers, regulators and investors. This in turn led to an increasing number of businesses looking into incorporating ESG into their strategy and with good reason. The framework allows companies to be more resilient in the face…

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What ESG lending means for your business

ESG discussions seem to be ramping up these days, making Environmental, Sustainability and Governance considerations one of the most important themes in business across industries and sectors. This comes with a considerable amount of pressure to put ESG at the forefront of decision-making. We have recently published content explaining what ESG is and why it…

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What are SDGs and why are they important for your business?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, as they are widely referred to, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 and provide a framework for sustainable development that aims to bring peace and prosperity for people and the planet now and into the future. This agenda consists of 17 goals, such as…

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Essentials: What ESG?

In 2005 a conference titled “Who Cares Wins” took place in Zurich bringing together investors, consultants, asset managers, research analysts, government bodies and regulators to explore the environmental, social and governance value drivers in asset management and financial research. This is when the term ESG was used for the first time. This corporate social responsibility…

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Earth Day: A Code Red from the 70s

Fifty-two years ago today, April 22, the first Earth Day was celebrated, following Senator Gaylord Nelson’s initiative and efforts in a world very different to the one we are living in now, but, still, with many of the same environmental challenges. The first Earth Day came as most people around the globe were oblivious to environmental…

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5 tips for effective waste management for SMEs

Did you know that only 35% of SME waste is recycled in England? Waste is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as anything that is discarded, intends to discard or is required to discard by the holder. Waste management refers to the processes and actions required to manage waste from its beginning to…

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