Responsible business news round-up 8-12 August 2016

Summary of key responsible business stories from the UK national press for the week commencing 8 August 2016.

(£) = Paywalled article

Diversity and equality

 
Two-thirds of young women suffer sexual harassment at work Daily Telegraph
‘Biased’ fit for work tests penalise poorer people Guardian

 

Economy

 
UK businesses slash investment and hiring plans after referendum Guardian
The financial sector must look ahead to remain a world leader Telegraph

 

Education

 
Do grammar schools really promote social mobility? Guardian
Companies may shun apprentices if reforms are costly The Times (£)
Children in care often lack mentor support, says Barnardo's BBC news

 

Employment

 
Business pushes back on national living wage FT (£)

 

Enterprise

 
Brexit leaves question mark over start-up money  FT (£)

 

Environment

 
Waste of resources is biggest threat to planet, warns Scottish environment agency edie
New data reveals London's green spaces now exceed pollution limits edie
Wind turbines generated 100% of Scotland's power needs for an entire day edie
Mankind has eaten into its year’s supply of natural resources – in just seven months The Independent

 

Governance and ethics

 
Lloyds Bank faces legal action over equal pensions for men and women CityAM
Nudge is better than legislation for executive pay guidance FT (£)
Nearly 200 employers named and shamed for failing to pay national minimum wage to staff Independent

 

Health and wellbeing

 
More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems' BBC
Waits for child mental health care are 'real problem' BBC 

 

Policy

 
Scottish government reveals vision to end child poverty BBC
Local people to get cash payments for fracking Guardian

 

Responsible business

 
Chemicals giant launches new circular economy packaging resin edie
Ignoring innovation is the biggest risk companies can take, warns Unilever edie
UN Global Compact & EY launch global State of Sustainable Supply Chains Report UN Global Compact

 

Society

 
Volunteering means more to the over 40s Daily Telegraph
Many families could not afford a month's rent if they lost job - Shelter BBC
London organisations urged to feed the vulnerable through food donation schemes edie
Trading standards institute: consumers are no longer protected Guardian

 

Workplace

 
Businesses must take action on age in the workplace HR Magazine