Responsible business news round-up 22-26 August 2016

Summary of key responsible business stories from the UK national press for the week commencing 15 August 2016.

(£) = Paywalled article

Diversity and equality

 
Women and BME community under-represented in top NHS roles – study The Guardian 
Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf  The Guardian 
No wonder white male graduates succeed: we all recruit in our own image  I News 

 

Economy

 
Brexit: Infrastructure spending falls by 18% after EU referendum The Independent 
Eurozone resilient after Brexit vote as output increases The Guardian 

 

Education

 
Top grade is not vital for job or university, GCSE pupils told  Times (£)
Rich teenagers more likely to take on apprenticeships Times (£)
GCSE results 1816: Grades fall dramatically across the board  The Independent 

 

Employment

 
Mixed age groups make for happier employees HR Magazine 
NHS needs EU employees to avoid collapse, says thinktank The Guardian 

 

Environment

 
Could a '100% recyclable' polymer drive the new plastics economy?  Edie 
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling  is being diverted to landfill  Daily Telegraph 
Climate experts at war over prediction of ice-free Arctic The Times (£)
Would you wear wool shoes to save the environment? The Guardian 

 

Governance and ethics

 
Carmakers face profit threat as China toughens emissions rules FT (£)
Sarkozy takes swipe at multicultural Britain The Times (£)

 

Health and wellbeing

 
Teenagers struck by depression ‘epidemic’ Times (£)
More than third of teenage girls in England suffer depression and anxiety  The Guardian 
Digital connectivity adding to sleep crisis HR Magazine 

 

Member news

 
HSBC thinks Theresa May will go on a £50bn spending splurge Daily Telegraph 
National Grid 'risks undermining business confidence' with demand-side service withdrawal Edie 

 

Policy

 
Paternity leave policies becoming more inclusive globally  HR Magazine 

 

Responsible Business

 
GSK, GE, Nestlé, Nike, Novozymes Among Companies ‘Changing the World’  Sustainable Brands 
MPs call for ban on microbeads in toiletries FT (£)
Carnival clean-up: Notting Hill waste to generate 100MWh of electricity Edie 

 

Society

 
Ethnic minorites live longer than their white Scots neighbours Times (£)
House prices forecast to fall after Brexit  Daily Telegraph