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With banana leaf lamps, H&M backs firms promising social change

Aug 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With lampshades made by Indian women and trays from East Africa, H&M said on Tuesday that it had become the latest retail giant to back businesses with a mission to do good, as pressure mounts to end throwaway consumerism.

Want to add trillions to the global economy? Back female founders

Jul 30 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increasing support for female entrepreneurs could boost the global economy by trillions of dollars, according to research released on Tuesday that found women who start businesses face more challenges than men.

Britons care more about climate change than Brexit, survey shows

Jul 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A majority of Britons think climate change will be a more important issue than Brexit in the future, a poll showed on Friday, a day after the country sweated in a heatwave, hitting its highest temperature for July.

Social businesses take tourists off beaten path to 'spread the wealth'

Jul 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With its panoramic, riverside views and perfectly Instagrammable interiors, on first appearances, the Good Hotel seems to be another of London's many trendy boutiques.

Want to invest responsibly? A new breed of stock exchange aims to help

Jul 12 2019

LONDON/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From renewable energy companies to social housing funds, investors around the world are increasingly drawn to organizations that offer social or environmental as well as financial returns.

Britain's National Trust charity to sell fossil fuel assets

Jul 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's National Trust will sell all of its investments in the fossil fuel industry by 2022, the conservation charity announced on Thursday.

Britain's HSBC to help modern slaves 'rebuild lives' with bank access

Jun 23 2019

LONDON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British retail bank HSBC UK launched a scheme on Monday to help victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in Britain "rebuild their lives" by giving them access to bank accounts.

European consumers back businesses supporting refugees

Jun 20 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European consumers say they would be more likely to buy a product if it was sold by a business helping refugees, but most oppose companies lobbying for more to be allowed in, according to a study published on Thursday.

Factbox: Coding to cooking - the businesses helping tackle the refugee crisis

Jun 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From virtual banking to flower arranging, businesses seeking to help refugees are multiplying as the number of people forced from their homes around the world grows.

London named Europe's top 'tech for good' hotspot

Jun 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From mobile food sharing to 3D-printed splints, London has been named the best European city for developing technology to solve environmental and social problems, according to E.U.-funded research unveiled on Tuesday.

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