From responsibly made mattresses, conscious property investment through to ethical denim and surf wear, these Australian brands and companies are championing ethical business and balancing profit with purpose…
André 3000 discussed his support of the Movement for Black Lives and a new line of t-shirts he’s released to benefit the cause in a rare interview published in the Blackbird Spyplane newsletter. In addition to the social movement, he discussed sustainable fashion and his favorite piece of clothing.
Billions of euros of low-carbon energy investment could be at stake in an obscure European Union dispute about whether or not to set up a committee.
Minister of State with special responsibility for the Circular Economy and Communications Ossian Smyth, TD, has announced €490,000 in funding for 10 projects that are looking to boost Ireland’s circular economy.
These projects are designed to foster sustainable practices by reducing waste and to keep resources in use for as long as possible. The funding comes from the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS), which was initially to receive €250,000 but was increased by an additional €240,000 after the quality of applications was observed.
The selected projects range from marine plastics and construction to fashion and reusable food packing.
Managers hoping to lure employees into offices may find their youngest and newest staff are their strongest allies. Young white-collar staff feel caught between a rock and a hard place—they value quality of life over old-fashioned 9-5 commuting, but are even more worried about seeing their careers stall unless they head back into an office. That’s encouraging many to be among the first to return to their desks. Workers enter the Goldman Sachs offices in London. The Wall Street bank is pushing ahead with plans to bring staff back.
While experienced employees often have established professional networks and dedicated home offices, younger staff say the pandemic has left them under-informed and cut off from their teams. There are now growing concerns that they are missing out on career opportunities older colleagues took for granted.