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



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



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



Business pushes back on national living wage FT (£)



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



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 



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



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



Businesses must take action on age in the workplace HR Magazine