Hands holding coins with a tree and a graph in the background

ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...
Volta Zero electric truck EV

Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...
Electric car

It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
Uncle Ben's rebranding

Shareholder value eclipsed by stakeholder value, and brand purpose is king

Vaccine announcements don’t automatically signal a return to business-as-usual, argues ROSS CLUGSON VACCINES are like buses. You wait eight months … and then two...
The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever brands to push plant-based options as meat-free market expands

UNILEVER is planning to take a big bite of the plant-based food market. It has an annual sales target of €1bn for foods sold through...
Dad working from home, flexible working

Engineering firm funds research into lasting flexible work systems

BUILDING and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine has funded a study using first-person accounts to provide employers with “more than stats” on the subject of...
Pomegranate fruit, cut open to show seeds

Seeking innovators with a hunger for sustainability

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DRINKS and snacks maker The Wonderful Company has a biomass problem — and it’s offering a massive payday to the team...

Business for Peace award winners announced by ICC

THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Business for Peace Foundation have announced the three winners of the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace...
Business taxes

Big ideas to nurture little UK businesses

IT’S SMALL Business Advice Week, a time for SMEs to consult with advisers about the best direction for their business journey. The British Business Bank...
Illustration: Businessman holding tablet with barchart

The route to profitability — in times of pandemic

ASHLEIGH HINDE, CEO and founder of contact lens company Waldo, on the difficulty of balancing the people, payments and profits equation during tough times WITH...