Repairing reputational damage when a member of the public or workforce has been injured, either due to an accident or negligence, can take years. News of such incidents that are in the public interest travel much faster these days, thanks to social media.
Organisations are stronger and more productive when employees perform at their best. It sounds logical, but too often, performance gets confused with putting in the hours. Working longer and harder is traditionally considered an achievement, which means operational efficiency isn’t always front of mind.
Natural wind consumes the lion’s share of renewable energy investments in the UK. Between 2010 and 2014, £14.6 billion was invested, with a further £20 billion expected until 2020.
Consequently, renewables have already shown the ability to contribute 25% of the UK’s energy mix. In 2015, green energy generated more electricity than nuclear and coal for an entire quarter.
It has been over forty years since a generation of Mad Men and technology industry commentators coined the phrase, a ‘paperless office.’ They imagined a future where paper documents would be history, with everything stored and shared digitally.
It was quite a vision, considering that virtually every piece of hardware and software required to make an office paperless was yet to be invented. Since then, the technology sector and entrepreneurs have made it possible for businesses to function without paper.
Business reputations can take years, decades to build, but only moments to ruin. Recovery can take a long time, and cost a small fortune. With a 24/7 news cycle and social media, brand damage travels faster than ever.
Some of the worst industrial disasters in history, such as the Deepwater Horizon or Exxon Valdez oil spills, Fukushima, Chernobyl, and the Three Mile Island accident have a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds, even thousands of people. Continue Reading…
Renewable energy is increasingly popular across Europe and the rest of the world. In the UK alone, renewables – wind, solar, bioenergy – account for 20% of the UK’s energy mix. In 2015, green energy generated more electricity than nuclear and coal for a whole quarter.
Indeed, the now-historic Paris climate deal, signed at the COP 21: UN climate change conference in December 2015, could not have taken place if countries and private industry weren’t already committed to renewable energy. Continue Reading…