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Create ‘green’ jobs to boost productivity, urges CBI

Creating new ‘green’ jobs will boost productivity and help the UK become a global leader in climate action, the chief...

‘Green’ investment could generate 1.6 million jobs

2 Jul 2020

By investing in a ‘green’ economy, the UK government can create 1.6 million jobs as well as meet its targets...

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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Can you make your business more eco-friendly? Send us your comments

23 Jan 2020

Please tell us what your organisation is doing to combat climate change.

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Environmental activism: how can an employer impose its views?

20 Nov 2019

Encouraging employees to adopt a greener lifestyle is one thing, but how far can employers go in terms of building...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Reconomy bags new Sustainable Business Award

20 Nov 2019

Waste reduction business Reconomy were crowned winners of this new category for 2019, which recognises employers that have sustainability at...

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Parties to pledge support for employers at CBI

18 Nov 2019

Political party leaders will speak to the CBI later today at its annual conference as they try to persuade the...

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Co-op Bank, unions and retailers join global climate emergency strike

20 Sep 2019

Several companies are supporting employees in the UK who are participating in the Global Climate Strike protests taking place today.

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Company to make single-use plastic a disciplinary offence

5 Sep 2019

A Sheffield-based company has announced plans to make it a disciplinary offence to bring single-use plastic into the office.

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Firefighter union calls for urgent recruitment drive

4 Sep 2019

The Fire Brigades Union is calling on the government to reverse a decade of severe cuts after analysis shows that...

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‘General strike’ proposed to support Greta Thunberg climate protests

1 Aug 2019

UK employers face a 30-minute “general strike” in support of the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, according to a motion...

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Climate change discrimination case settled out of court

16 Apr 2010

The landmark case which enabled an employee to claim his environmental views amounted to a philosophical belief and should be...

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Climate change ruling sends shivers through discrimination law

11 Nov 2009

The recent ruling that a belief in climate change could be within the scope of religious or belief discrimination regulations could have major implications. Jonathan Exten-Wright analyses the possible effects of the EAT's judgment.

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Climate change beliefs case is no cause for alarm, say experts

10 Nov 2009

Employment experts have urged the profession not to panic following a ruling that employees’ philosophical beliefs should be legally protected....

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Ex-employee can sue for unfair dismissal over climate change beliefs

3 Nov 2009

A senior manager who has alleged he was unfairly dismissed on the basis of his views on climate change can take...

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