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Sustainability: what does it mean to your people?

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Corporate and Social Responsibility first became a thing in the 1960s, and then seemed to take on new importance in the 1990s when it moved from simply being purely an economic and legal responsibility to encompassing greater focus on ethics and philanthropy. Today, it is an industry itself with distinct strategies, reports, teams, award and […]Read more

Parental Advice: should we just make our kids tougher?

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19th September.  The Deck at the National Theatre.  A clear night sky.  And the launch of EY’s strategy to improve careers advice.  We had a panel of Sarah Beeny (property presenter), Steve Bartlett (head of Social Chain), Lee Janaway (Harrow College), LJ (from Youth Employment UK) and Florentyne Barrett (Apprentice at EY).  All hosted by Jack Parsons […]Read more

The Youth Engagement Opportunity: is it time to think differently?

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Today there are more than 900,000 people classed as NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training).  There is still 14% unemployment amongst 16-24 year-olds, against an overall figure of just over 5%.  Of course, the government has promised 3 million apprenticeships, and there are a few employers trying to help through specific work programmes, work […]Read more

The power of CSR to empower employees and build reputation.

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Linacre Institute: helping to open up access to elite universities

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As far as the liberal press goes, I’m probably part of the privilege problem in today’s society.  I went to a small private school (although my brother went to the local comp).  Then I got a place at Oxford University to study English. I count myself lucky, very lucky.  The experience at Oxford was amazing: […]Read more