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Too many businesses still hiding behind green PR

Many employers are relying on "made up" sustainability credentials to bolster brand awareness and compete for talent, rather than focusing on climate change and implementing effective strategies to...

HR must step up to the climate challenge

England is traditionally not very good at breaking records. Our football team never seems to lift the trophy (until this year), our transport links aren’t always on time and our happiness levels…...

FTSE 100 net zero goal to become vital to talent attraction

With 82% of FTSE 100 companies now aiming to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050, some experts say environmental credentials will set employers apart in candidates’ eyes.

Brewdog's James Watt: Why I gave away £100m to my staff

When we announced we were giving away nearly £100 million of my own shares in Brewdog, the response was overwhelming. At our Ellon headquarters and brewery people were stunned when they heard the...

How technology can help build fairer organisations

While the environment remains a key focus, truly sustainable companies must also consider their responsibilities in the broader social context.

How to make remote work eco-friendly

Working from home, despite cutting the commute, may not be as eco-friendly as it seems. Claire Muir finds out what it takes to make hybrid work greener

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part two

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born.

Hot topic: Do business boycotts risk dividing the workplace? Part one

Boycotting countries for moral or political reasons is nothing new, yet this decision may punish employees who have no control over where they are born. Following the instigation of a Russian invasion...

How to make employee activism work for your organisation

Workplace activism is here to stay and, if handled correctly, can energise and improve your workforce, according to Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, associate professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and...

Businesses keen to employ refugees but need support

Refugees can play a key part in relieving the skills shortage, and would benefit greatly from employment. But are employers ready and able?

How HR can help hit the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Organisations of all sizes have a responsibility to do all they can to help to protect the planet, and the onus is on HR to drive change for good, says Claire Muir.

Rise in CEOs linking pay to engagement and diversity targets

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are high on the C-suite agenda, and CEOs are increasingly tying their pay to values like engagement and diversity.