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Experts discuss how employers can help young people start their careers

Nearly three-quarters of young people – aged between 15 and 24 in 92 countries – are off-track to acquire the skills needed for employment, according to a new report published today by the Education Commission and UNICEF and supported by Generation Unlimited.  Recovering...


Why eco-consciousness is a smart long-term business strategy    

Nowadays, consumers expect brands to be honest about their carbon footprint. Thierry Nicault, Area Vice President – Middle East and North Africa, Salesforce, speaks to us about how being eco-friendly and having a clear sustainability strategy is a smart business investment and how this can...


Saving the planet with OakTree Power 

As the UK strives towards net zero, sustainability for businesses has never been more significant. Chantel Scheepers, CEO of OakTree Power – an EcoTech start-up – talks to us about how the company is helping other enterprises reach this goal.   Tell us more about OakTree...


Less than half of SMEs use a recycling service despite motivation to be sustainable 

Biffa has released data that shows SMEs are keen to be more sustainable but are struggling to make changes like recycling. A survey of over 1000 small to medium-sized businesses in the UK revealed 59% of organisations asked feel sustainability is ‘very important’ to...


Revolutionising tunnel development 

As transport starts to electrify, new challenges are constantly emerging. However, solutions are emerging to tackle these problems. hyperTunnel is one of these solutions. Jeremy Hammond, Co-founder of hyperTunnel, speaks about the company’s growth, unique technology and market...


Top tips to drive financial inclusion and better cash management for SMEs 

Cash flow management is crucial to ensure that small businesses – often operating within tight margins – can run effectively and efficiently. From the basics, to tops tips on how you can improve, Ralph Rogge, CEO and Founder, Crezco, highlights everything you need to know about cash...


Global development finance coalition commits over US$5.5 billion for MSME financing in Africa 

The  coalition for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of the private sector – an international group of 20 development finance institutions that came together in 2020 – has announced commitments of over US$5.55 billion of financing to micro, small and medium enterprises...


‘Blue’ SMEs face key barriers to growth – why we must ensure they succeed

A specialist international business network is calling for greater opportunity to enable blue economy entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to scale up and fulfil their growth potential. The Funding Atlantic Network for Blue Economy Technology Transfer (FANBEST) has identified that blue...


OIM Consulting MD on delivering sustainable business outcomes through cultural change

A cultural mindset is central to creating a sustainable business. That is the philosophy of OIM Consulting, a South Africa headquartered firm which works predominantly with manufacturing and mining organisations to provide consultancy and training to middle management. Here, Arjen de Bruin, MD,...


Sage launches Sustainability Hub to progress SMBs’ climate strategies

Sage, a market leader in cloud business management solutions, has announced the launch of its new Sustainability Hub for small businesses in the UK and Ireland.  The hub will provide owners of small businesses with expertise and actionable advice on how to reduce the carbon impact...


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