Responsible business news round-up 25-29 July 2016

Summary of key responsible business stories from the UK national press for the week commencing 25 July 2016.

(£) = Paywalled article

Diversity and equality

 
Young women are failing to apply for top graduate jobs The Times (£)
Middle class benefit more from nepotism The Times (£)

 

Economy

 
Squeeze on wages puts Britain on par with Greece The Times (£)
Three scenarios for the City after Brexit  FT (£)
Confidence lowest for 26 years as consumers feel Brexit blues The The Times (£)

 

Education

 
A better life for those ‘left behind’ could start with adult skills The Guardian 
Social divide stays in online learning BBC
Education policy 'key to social mobility drive' BBC

 

Employment

 
Uber and out? The rise and potential fall of the gig economy Personnel Today

 

Enterprise

 
Ageing small business owners urged to focus on succession planning CityAM

 

Environment

 
Solar jobs lost after cuts to subsidies  The Times (£)
What will the green economy look like in 10 years' time? edie 
European offshore wind investment hits €14bn in 2016 Business Green

 

Governance and ethics

 
Byron chain accused of setting traps for staff in immigration raids Guardian
Deloitte becomes third auditor in a row to quit scandal-hit 1MDB  FT (£)
Carmakers launch investigations into child labour claims Guardian

 

Health and wellbeing

 
Working in an office as bad as smoking Daily Telegraph 

 

Policy

 
May promises to tackle bad bosses and excessive boardroom pay FT (£)
Hinkley decision marks rethink on Chinese investment in UK  FT (£)

 

Responsible Business

 
Tesco drops john west tune over use of harmful trawling The Times (£)
May is right about reforming capitalism  FT (£)
Beauty companies and the struggle to source child labour-free mica Guardian

 

Society

 
Migrant children are being failed by UK, says Lords committee report The Guardian 
Holiday hunger: Parents skip meals to feed children BBC

 

Workplace

 
British people are happier to be in work despite increased stress, research finds Independent 
Executive pay must be more transparent The Times (£)
How over 65 workforce has doubled in 15 years Daily Mail
Highest-paid CEOs run worst-performing companies, research finds The Independent