Corporations

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

Convincing Large Corporations to Work With Your Startup

Nick Morris | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Morris

Startup 101 - large corporations are the enemy; big, hulking slow-moving behemoths who could only dream of the startup nirvana of bean-bag chairs, branded t-shirts and ping-pong tables.

Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Andrew Wasley | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Unknown to many, about 30 million tonnes of GM animal feed is thought to be imported into Europe each year to feed pigs, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, as well as farmed fish. The UK imports an estimated 140,000 tonnes of GM soya and as much as 300,000 tonnes of GM maize annually for use as animal feed.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Middle Class Miliband

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 14 January 2013... 1) MIDDLE CLASS MILIBAND Restoring the quality of life for middle class ...

Austerity and Consumerism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Eliane Glaser | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Eliane Glaser

I wandered into a beautiful Shoreditch boutique called Labour and Wait the other day, and walked out with brown paper bags full of plain enamelled pie dishes and school canteen tumblers. Unpacking my purchases at home, I wondered why, given the asceticism of my purchases, I still felt my usual pang of shopper's guilt. If anything, it felt even worse.

Why Trade Deals are Privatising Government

Ruth Bergan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Bergan

Today, the EU and US will start the second round of negotiations on what could be the biggest trade deal ever seen. They present us with a stark choice: do we want the rules that govern our society to be decided by government, or by big business?

Is Dull the New Daring?

Nick Liddell | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK
Nick Liddell

Much ado has been made about Yahoo's recent "rejuvenation" of its corporate identity: Marissa Mayer's talents as an appreciator of graphic design; the...

Transparency: By Business, For Business

Anas Sarwar | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Anas Sarwar

The reputation of 'business' has taken a mauling recently; think of Fred Goodwin, horsemeat or GlaxoSmithKline. But most business people I know are proud of their role in creating jobs, contributing to government revenues and powering growth.

US Surveillance Controversy Underlines Importance of Corporate Foreign Policy

Andrew Hammond | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

For those firms which misstep, fallout can be very damaging, both for the financial bottom-line and reputationally. However, for those which are pro-active and invest in their capability, the prizes -- both in terms of mitigating risk and seizing opportunity -- are potentially ever more significant.

The Almost Ready-made Meal - You're Only Fooling Yourself

Sian Breslin | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Almost Ready-made Meal (ARM). What is this thing you speak of? It is a cheat. Neither ready-made, nor home cooked, it is a product dreamt up by rich corporations to get overworked, time-poor parents buying expensive, highly salted food thinking they are cooking a meal.

Is Branding Ruining Music Festivals?

Freya Bromley | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

It's clear that the positive environment of music festivals will continue to lure brands in but what does it say about our generation that we've become accustomed to being bombarded by advertisers trying to sell us payday loans on our weekends off.

Jessica Elgot

'Tax Cuts For The Sector Which Needs It Least'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. Corporation tax ...

Corporate Britain PLC

Damien Clarkson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

Increasingly we are living in world dominated by money and acquisition of material assets. If you are stand against this ideology business the media and politicians are likely to be lining up to persecute you.

It's Time for a Corporate Delouse

John Higginson | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Higginson

It is time for the government to stand up to the global corporate parasites and force them to pay up.

World Food Day: How Corporations and Co-operatives Can Work Together to Produce More Food

Mark Bowman | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK
Mark Bowman

There is no single solution to the challenges of Africa's agricultural revolution. But it is clear that it is partnership, between smallholder farmers themselves, the private sector, commercial farmers and, of course, the public sector which holds the key to accelerating the progress we all want to see.

Wasting An Opportunity

Jordan Philips | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jordan Philips

Guilting children into finishing their dinner with "there are starving families in Africa" might be a well intended and sometimes successful parenting tip, but how much more effective if we could start guilting adults and corporations with the same line.

The Economy: It's the Poverty, Stupid

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

In my student days our thermodynamics lecturer gave us a little talk regarding examinations. He started with the usual advice about reading the quest...

UK Businesses Losing Appetite For Investment

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Sentiment in the UK’s major businesses has dropped to its lowest level since the depths of the financial crisis in early 2009, as slow growth at hom...