Ethical business

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Labour peer’s AI healthcare firm Sensyne says cash is running out
Data analytics company run by Paul Drayson says money could run out in weeks unless it finds emergency funding

Julia Kollewe

14, Jan, 2022 @6:55 PM

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UK surge in post-Christmas returns reveals dark side of online shopping boom
Returns process thought to cost firms about £7bn a year and weigh heavily on companies’ carbon footprints

Sarah Butler

08, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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New year’s resolutions: ‘I’m going to give away 10% of my income’
We talk to five people about their aims for 2022, whether it is saving more or donating to charity

Suzanne Bearne

01, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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UK annual spending on ethical products surpasses £100bn for first time
Report says climate crisis and Covid have fuelled demand for plant-based foods, secondhand goods and greener gadgets

Zoe Wood

31, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sunak’s hospitality bailout is only enough for now, just
The £1bn support package merely plays catch-up with the current ‘stealth lockdown’. More may well be needed

Nils Pratley

22, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Online grocer Farmdrop goes bust and cancels Christmas deliveries
Ethical business tells customers awaiting turkeys, geese and other food to seek refunds from banks

Rupert Jones

17, Dec, 2021 @4:12 PM

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How to have yourself a very merry, eco-friendly Christmas
Less is more this festive season, as many consumers are putting the environment before price

Shane Hickey

05, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss
Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empire

Zoe Wood

26, Nov, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns
Beauty retailer says it has had enough of social media after allegations of whistleblower Frances Haugen

Zoe Wood

23, Nov, 2021 @1:56 PM

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John Lewis targets ‘throwaway’ culture with £1m ideas fund
Department store owner seeks projects that ‘eliminate waste or pollution from the design stage’

Zoe Wood

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stephen Fry joins celebrities urging people to switch to green pensions
Actors, politicians and firms lend support to 21x Club’s call to pull investments out of industries that harm planet

Rupert Jones

04, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Backers of UK airport expansion are part of UN green investment scheme
Thirteen investors including Universities Superannuation Scheme accused of hypocrisy

Miranda Bryant and Rich Collett-White

28, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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