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Build Back Better: Park Life

I think everyone has been horrified by the recent images of crowded beaches and parks that are then left strewn with litter. In Edinburgh, Ian Rankin took to Twitter to express disgust at the state The Meadows was left in following a recent bout of sunshine. As a student I spent many happy afternoons on the Meadows amongst the mandatory…
Jen Paice
July 3, 2020
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Build Back Better: Minding the Multiple Gaps

It was as always a pleasure to read and learn from Ellie’s blog last week, the first in our Build Back Better Letter format. I never fail to find it refreshing and satisfying that Ellie is getting to make good use of the skills she developed as a History student at University during her financial services day job. Thanks for…
bart
June 19, 2020
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Build Back Better: The Future of Care

As lockdown begins to phase out over much of the UK we’ve decided to switch up our Letters and it’s my pleasure to introduce our first Build Back Better Letter this week. Rebecca and I have hopefully covered some interesting topics already and now we wish to look not just at how things have changed but how they will continue…
Jen Paice
June 12, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: What did you learn today?

This week’s Letter from Lockdown is the last one in this format and finishes on a very important subject – that of education. It thinks about the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs) that underpin our Responsible Futures portfolios and in particular SDG 4 – ensuing inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. As I’ve been doing…
Jen Paice
June 5, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: A glass half full

By now we have looked at an overview of ESG, followed by innovations in technology, food, business, and transport. This week I’m imagining myself by the seaside with an ice cream cone in hand, gazing out over the vast ocean. I recently heard that water was originally not going to have its own UN Sustainable Development Goal because it was…
Jen Paice
May 29, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: Going the Disruptive Distance

It may soon be time to step out of our front doors and venture back into the big, wide world again. Our lives will take us all to different places and we will all get there in different ways. Many people will be wondering how they are going to travel to work once the lockdown lifts and others will only…
Jen Paice
May 22, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: The Corporation and the Community Spirit

This week I’ve been reflecting on what it’s been like to work from home, as well as thinking about my friends and family who have been furloughed or are at risk of redundancy. Thanks to Boris Johnson’s announcement last Sunday it appears the elephant in every board room is how to manage getting employees back to the workplace, whilst also keeping…
Jen Paice
May 15, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: A Recipe for Change

This week’s letter from lockdown provides some food for thought about how our Responsible Futures portfolios link to UN Sustainable Development Goals number 2 and number 12.  These are 2 - Zero Hunger and 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, so you’ll probably be able to figure out that our topic of the day is what we eat and its…
Jen Paice
May 8, 2020
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Letters from Lockdown: First surviving, then time for thriving

With a lot of people consuming more content online with many of us on lockdown at home, we have decided to launch a series of communications called “Letters from Lockdown”. Each week, one of our employees will write about their thoughts on how Covid-19 is affecting the world as we know it, as well as taking the opportunity to talk more about our new Responsible…
Jen Paice
April 22, 2020

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