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Environmental certification is changing the world

B Corporation companies meet high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. The movement is flourishing. Michelle Perry assesses its relevance to today’s businesses and meets members of ‘the coolest club in the world’

Mental health awareness

Organisations are talking about purpose as much as profit these days. The importance of greater sustainability in business has long been acknowledged but the pandemic shone a light on the urgency of nurturing businesses that consider people and the environment as well as financial returns. At the current rate of change, though, the UN says we will not achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2030 as set out in The Paris Agreement.