Sustainability - the other two pillars

26th of April 2021
Sustainability - the other two pillars

Arguments around sustainability have been heavily focused on saving the planet over the past few years. But have those other two pillars of sustainability –people and profit – gained new prominence in the light of the global pandemic, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion have recently brought the topic of

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Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

20th of April 2021
Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

As the COVID vaccines rollout gathers pace, countries across the globe are reaching for the fiscal tools they may need to repair the catastrophic damage wreaked upon their economies. And one that has come to hand could prove highly controversial, writes Hartley Milner.

The commercial banking system looks set to be turned on its head with a growing

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A better life for cleaners

13th of April 2021
A better life for cleaners

Cleaning our buildings, facilities, streets and pavements is a crucial job – but often an unrewarding one. ECJ finds out what is being done by international bodies and individual companies to improve the cleaner’s lot.

At its worst, cleaning can be hazardous, tedious and soul-destroying. It can also be exhausting and back-breaking and

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Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

3rd of February 2021
Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

PHS, which delivers a range of facilities services, recently carried out a survey into the impact of Covid-19 on building usage. It found that the cleaning sector faces the significant challenge of having to maintain impeccable hygiene levels to keep buildings clean, and inspire confidence in users. Darren Hawkins, its head of FM, tells us

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Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

1st of February 2021
Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

Nature is under stress as never before. Wildlife species are being pushed to the brink of extinction and humankind is on notice that the accelerating decline in biodiversity threatens our survival too. Hartley Milner looks at how the businesses community is responding to this stark message.

Along London’s Thames Embankment, a battery of

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Covid-19 and hand washing

29th of January 2021
Covid-19 and hand washing

Posters, leaflets, stickers, government messages – everywhere we look there are reminders of the need to practise good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But how are we responding? Tork manufacturer Essity has conducted a survey into people’s attitudes to hand hygiene in the wake of the pandemic - and the results are

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