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The Pursuit of Purpose and the Bono Problem

Neil Simpson | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Neil Simpson

"You can't predict destiny, that's the beauty" sounds like a cross between a line from a John Lennon song and a pre-battle speech from Braveheart. It'...

An Independent Soft Drink Producer's Response to the Sugar Tax

Jonathan Luker | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK
Jonathan Luker

As a small producer, and working with many other start-ups and other small producers, we have perhaps a unique position from which to view the proposed sugar tax, due to take effect from 2018.

How to Solve Google's Tax Problem

Grant Feller | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Grant Feller

Adidas is clearly a brand that cares about its reputation. So much so that it recently cancelled its high-profile sponsorship of international athleti...

Coca Cola Funds Study Promoting Diet Drinks As Weight Loss Aids

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A controversial study suggesting that diet beverages are better for aiding weight loss than water has been funded by a research body made up of compan...

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

Vicky Bullen | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

Back in January I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post about what my New Year's resolutions were. I had decided, for the first time in many years, to ...

Christmas Coke Truck 'Will Spark Protests', Keith Vaz Says

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Labour MP Keith Vaz has warned that the Coca-Cola truck will not be welcome if it pulls into Leicester over the festive period. The city's MP, who ...

Sugar Ain't Sweet Jeremy Hunt

Ben Johns | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Sugar is and will always be a treat, just like a glass of wine or the occasional cigarette but when there are equally bad effects on the health then surely its time that we call a cut on the amount that we consume. It may taste sweet initially, but the long term effects which aren't being showed to us should make you feel bitter.

Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Business: A Shared Responsibility

Cherie Blair | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

On Friday 25 September, world leaders will meet for the UN General Assembly in New York to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One major achievement that should not go unnoticed is that the promotion of human rights is infused throughout the 17 new goals and 169 targets. This marks a major shift in our approach to the role of human rights in driving sustainable development. Development must be about more than just measures of poverty and increasing financial resources - it must be about advancing human dignity.

Music Builds Peace One Day at a Time

Jeremy Gilley | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Gilley

Music has always played a vital role championing social causes; whether through bringing musicians together to challenge injustice, raise funds for the disadvantaged or, in fact, to demonstrate to the world a rich and vibrant culture that is under threat.

Why Is Coca Cola Trying to Bambooze the Public Over the Causes of the Obesity Crisis?

Lord Darzi | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lord Darzi

The soft drinks giant has seen a growing movement around the world against consumption of sugary beverages and is now recruiting prominent scientists as part of its fight back. Their message is that obesity is not caused by the foods or drinks we are consuming, it is caused by our failure to balance those foods with exercise. This is a transparent attempt to confuse people about the real drivers of the obesity epidemic.

Coca Cola Funds Scientists Sharing A Controversial Health Message About Sugary Drinks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just weeks after an infographic about what Coca Cola does to your body went viral, the fizzy-drink giant has made headlines once again - but this time...

Hey Coke, Fancy Saving the World?

Sophie Deal | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK
Sophie Deal

Coke released its first global ad in 1971. I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke featured a group of stoned-looking teenagers singing a song of peace and togetherness on a hilltop. It was one of the most successful ads in history. Buy The World A Hope aims to recreate that same feeling of unity and altruism, but this time for a real cause. Saving the planet.

How Diet Coke Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People watching their weight will often reach for a Diet Coke in a bid to "be good" and cut down their sugar intake, but is this type of beverage all ...

Cancer-Curing Farts And Flying Unicorns: What REALLY Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking Coke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

When we published a list of things that happen to your body after you consume the world's favourite soft drink, everyone went nuts for it. Some couldn...

How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know Coca Cola is laden with sugar and that, at a push, you could use it to clean your toilet. But it's a bit of a mystery as to what it does t...

The NUS Play at Geopolitics Because Listening to Students Is Hard Work

Gregor Smith | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

There are plenty of reasons not to like the government of Israel. But to think that Coca-Cola are big players in a territory dispute is silly, and to think that boycotting them will do a great deal of damage to the Israeli government is naïve.

The Unhearing Ventriloquism of the NUS

David Browne | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Rather than cast themselves as the ventriloquist's dummy to speak what is input by regular students, they instead wish to be the ventriloquist, and substitute the voices of ordinary students for their own.

Taming the Beast: Is It Time for the Left to Engage With Capitalism?

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Although I share many of the same values of those who identify with the leftist movement, I seem to differ in how I believe we can change the world. Disengagement with capitalism allows it to develop in a vacuum, only growing to serve itself, and we all know the destruction it can leave in its path.

Design to Grow: Balancing the Best of Both Worlds

Colin Hunter | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Tech
Colin Hunter

It's a paradox that all companies face. From startups to multinationals, the ability to reach new markets depends on being big enough to access resources, yet small enough to adapt. It's a difficult balance to strike.

We May Have to Boycott Fifa to Save Football

Damian Collins | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

We are now in the death throes of Sepp Blatter's ailing and failing Fifa regime. No dictatorship willingly gives up its power, but the only question that really remains is how and when it will finally fall.... It is the members of the Fifa Congress, the football associations who represent every playing nation on the planet, who have the power to bring down the Blatter regime, and pressure from the sponsors makes such a revolution more likely. This crisis will eventually bring down Sepp Blatter, and if it continues much longer could wreck Fifa forever.

Fifa Sponsors Are Getting Their Logos Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

The logos of Fifa World Cup sponsors Visa, Coca-Cola, adidas and McDonald's have been hijacked by online artists protesting against the football body'...

Why You Don't Need Money to Innovate

Jared Joffe | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

Over the last few years I've noticed a common misperception amongst colleagues and acquaintances about innovation. Many of these people adopt the school of thought that in order to be a successful innovator you will require lots of money.

How To Clean Your Toilet Using Coca Cola

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs bleach when you can clean your toilet with Cola? Simply splash your fizzy beverage around the pan, scrub with your toilet brush, et voil...

Suki Waterhouse Uses This Fizzy Beverage To Wash Her Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Her tousled locks remain the envy of many, which is why we nearly spat our tea out when Suki Waterhouse revealed the rather unconventional beauty secr...