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Bands getting lost at music venues. That was the initial frustration for what3words founder Chris Sheldrick, who organised live music events all over the world.

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

With £20bn being invested in the UK’s energy infrastructure, there is a need for a new source of enthusiastic employees. And National Grid believes it...

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Through its Love Every Drop strategy, the regional water business has a plan that will see it achieve net carbon neutrality by the middle of the century.

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Read how this company is achieving big cost savings while delivering a low-carbon network for the country

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Making hens comfortable and able to 'range' further is boosting production for the organic, free-range egg business.

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme has so far donated 5.7 million meals to 3,500 charities across the UK – with minimal impact on sales or store operations. Here’s how...

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Recognising the trauma faced by small business owners in the aftermath of flooding, Adler & Allan’s response service is helping to build resilience and provide some much-...

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

What if you never had a failed parcel delivery ever again? Parcelly is taking strides to make it happen.

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

WaterHealth’s decentralised system can purify contaminated water for rural communities everywhere, supporting the 1.8 billion people...

Published: July 2017
2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

The creative communications agency has integrated a range of environmental goals into the business, and given staff ‘headspace’ to think more creatively about how to stay on...

Published: July 2017

How can charities serve their beneficiaries using data?  Aimia’s Data Philanthropy initiative is helping charities become more efficient and better win...

Published: June 2017

To combat older-worker stereotypes – and make the most of the wealth of experience and knowledge on offer – the UK bank’s programme to support its growing number of employees...

Published: June 2017

As the largest supporter of Young Readers Programme’, British Land is using the initiative to garner media attention and keep staff feeling good about where they work.

Published: June 2017

Forget the mid-life crisis, FSCS supports people with their mid-life career.

Published: June 2017

Continuing a long-term commitment to tackling youth unemployment, Marks & Spencer (M&S) sees plenty of business value in plucking the very best talent from the pool of...

Published: June 2017

The Midcounties Co-operative was keen to share its passion for defending the environment with the next generation. But more than that, it wanted to give them the skills that...

Published: June 2017

Sustainable design doesn’t have to be expensive, say LSI Architects. In fact, designing better places for people to live, work and play in can bring about significant cost...

Published: June 2017

A robust schools outreach programme is cutting recruitment costs and giving young people – and especially women – the confidence and skills to thrive...

Published: June 2017

The Crystal in the heart of London’s Docklands is a unique success story, attracting huge visitor numbers and continuing to find cutting edge ways of being one of the most...

Published: June 2017
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This award is supported by the Department for International Development

Published: June 2017

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