The Ethical Auditing App Designed to Make Life Easier For Everyone.

As the uncertainties of 2020 overwhelm our society, one certainty remains clear: modern slavery continues to devastate lives. This exploitation can take many forms – human trafficking, servitude and forced labour. Contrary to what many may believe, modern slavery is not just a developing-world problem. It is an issue largely driven and sustained by multinationalsContinue reading “The Ethical Auditing App Designed to Make Life Easier For Everyone.”

Businesses Urged to Take Action over the On-Going Disability Employment Crisis

This year hasn’t been a stranger to exposing society’s core flaws and as the lock-down restrictions ease in Britain it has become apparent that this has not been an equal-opportunity pandemic. Not only has the virus killed hundreds of thousands of people globally, but it is also deepening the consequences of existing structural inequality, burdeningContinue reading “Businesses Urged to Take Action over the On-Going Disability Employment Crisis”

A Reminder That Disability is Not a Weakness

“Write what you know”, has been uttered in encouragement ever since I started writing professionally. Ironically, the subject that I know all too well is the one which I find the most challenging to write about.  The difficulty lies within its inexpressibility and resistance to language. However, in an attempt to look forward to lifeContinue reading “A Reminder That Disability is Not a Weakness”

India’s Push For Sustainable Palm Oil Imports From Indonesia and Malaysia Despite COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been first and foremost a humanitarian crisis, with the fallout having a debilitating impact on the global economy, as activity slowed to a resounding halt back in March.  As we forecast our outlook on what a post-pandemic economy will look like, advancing a stable climate and prioritizing sustainable development may haveContinue reading “India’s Push For Sustainable Palm Oil Imports From Indonesia and Malaysia Despite COVID-19.”

Lifting the weight off the Kayayei community, one straw bag at a time.

From sleeping rough, vulnerable to rape and prostitution, Teni Agana, Founder of the Loozeele Initiative, managed to change her life around and is now working hard to employ vulnerable girls in Ghana. Could you tell me a bit about yourself – your ambition to start the company and your journey to get where you areContinue reading “Lifting the weight off the Kayayei community, one straw bag at a time.”

The Pandemic Effect

As bush fires ripped through Australia earlier this year, slaughtered and live wild animals were on sale in Asia; while coral reefs around the world were bleached to death and atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases were at the highest levels ever recorded. Despite best efforts from Greta Thunberg, the opposing fight against climate change stillContinue reading “The Pandemic Effect”

The Coronavirus Epidemic and the Refugee Crisis Have More In Common Than You Think

According to Pharmaceutical Technology, the total number of Covid-19 cases has increased to more than 110,000 in 108 countries worldwide, while recoveries currently stand at a 61,000. This invisible and serious threat has caused a climbing death toll of 3,800. As is the nature of an epidemic, these figures will likely increase until vaccinations areContinue reading “The Coronavirus Epidemic and the Refugee Crisis Have More In Common Than You Think”

The Destructive Race for Resources in the Atlantic Ocean

I travelled from Accra across the arid, sandy plains of Ghana to the mouth of the Volta River in the south-east, during the peak fishing season. The estuary island of Ada Foah was fringed with palm trees, dugout fishing boats anchored on the shores, lulled by the languid flow of the tide, and the smellContinue reading “The Destructive Race for Resources in the Atlantic Ocean”

The Ken Doll of Gardening

For many, the pub is a home away from home, a building that is also kind of a friend: someone warm and sociable, someone to confide in, someone to hold your hair back, someone with a charming but dodgy sense of style. With an assemblage of mismatched art hangings, antlers and in my case; coyContinue reading “The Ken Doll of Gardening”

Patagonia’s Commitment to Challenging the Confines of Traditional Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is fast becoming a staple in business transparency efforts and many organisations are devising and executing multifaceted CSR strategies, that run the spectrum from philanthropy to environmental sustainability to the pursuit of shared value. For many companies, this broad approach to CSR strategies is often hampered by a lack of coordination andContinue reading “Patagonia’s Commitment to Challenging the Confines of Traditional Corporate Social Responsibility”