Shaped by War: A female SOE agent’s diary finds humanity in destruction

Anne Powys-Lybbe died peacefully in 2015. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, novelist and throughout the Second World War, she was a deadly spy with Churchill’s secret army.  Anne was 18-years-old when British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain declared war against Germany. After joining the Army, Anne diarised her experiences and 82 years later herContinue reading “Shaped by War: A female SOE agent’s diary finds humanity in destruction”

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

My name is Georgia Lambert and I am one of the 28 million adults in the UK living with chronic pain – a silent epidemic during a global pandemic. Nationally recognised as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, my chronic pain makes me a disabled job-seeker, a potential ticked box in a company’s diversityContinue reading “UK Businesses Need to Take Action over the On-Going Disability Employment Crisis”

The threat of toxic tribalism on democratic decay, human rights and freedom.

With the end of the Trump-era in sight, Brexit just around the corner, the Coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis, the world is left to reflect on the behaviours that have led us to stoke the flames of destruction.  As we enter what is arguably the most consequential decade in modern history, we are atContinue reading “The threat of toxic tribalism on democratic decay, human rights and freedom.”

Bamboo: Not Quite The Environmental Turn-On We Were Expecting

The Coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the holiday shopping season with fewer people hitting stores on Black Friday, electing instead to bag a bargain on the digital high-street. This morning, I treated myself to a new pair of trainers. After I had paid, an ad caught my eye for a ‘sustainable bamboo jersey t-shirt’. Now bambooContinue reading “Bamboo: Not Quite The Environmental Turn-On We Were Expecting”

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.”

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”

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 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 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”