starts in the City and takes around 2 hours to complete
CRY UK is delighted to announce the
‘2014 series’ of walks with Nick Robins through the history of the
East India Company - tracing its London legacy and telling its
extraordinary story of boom and bust, trade and conquest.
now as we have limited seats and invite your friends to join too!
Registration fees will be given to CRY UK as donations. So when you
walk, you ensure progress in the lives of the underprivileged
children in India.
Here is what Nick has to say about the
walk - 'The Company had profound impacts at home, not least its own
stock market bubble and bail-out. It resulted in the conquest of
India, the Boston Tea Party in the Americas and the opium wars with
China. We'll visit the Company's main sites in London, and see how
politicians, painters, playwrights and poets reacted to the greatest
corporation in the world.'
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live, learn, grow and play. Along with grassroots partners, we work with
communities and parents to make lasting change in the lives of
underprivileged children in India. In 2013-14 itself, we have impacted the
lives of 22,174 children across 185 villages/hamlets. Child Rights and You
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Guest Blog by Mike Barry: Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer
that time of year, publication of our annual sustainability (Plan A) report.
After the harum scarum dash to gather, collate, assure, sign-off and publish a
wealth of data we can breathe (for a moment!) and reflect on what it all means. Here
are some quick insights into what we’ve learnt at M&S in the last 12 months
on our Plan A journey. 1. Succession – Nine years is a
long time in the world of sustainable business. How many corporate plans have
come and gone since we launched Plan A in 2007? Too many! The continuity
offered by having a single multi-year plan has been incredibly important. It’s
allowed us to take long term decisions in a very short term turbulent retail
marketplace. It’s allowed us to build the skills and capabilities in our
business units to integrate Plan A into their ways of working. It’s allowed us
to pick our battles, knowing that occasionally we’ve just got to let a
that have been circulating for the last month have now proven to be true. The
Bulgarian government has withdrawn support from Irina Bokova as their candidate
for UN Secretary General and replaced her with Kristalina Georgieva, the
European commissioner for budget and human resources. There is
some evidence that the right of center parties in European capitals have been
behind this with some articles appearing in the last few weeks against Bokova.
The Guardian reported on the 26th: “one of her
(Kristalina’s) staff members was hacked and emails purporting to be from one of
her top aides were sent out to the rest of her office, instructing them to
attack Bokova”There is no
question that Kristalina has the cv and record to be a very good UN Secretary
General. She is a strong supporter of sustainable development issues she will pick up the SDGs and climate agendas with ease. She is dynamic and very personable and was very active around last week’s
UN General Assembly High Level se…
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It is with deep sadness that I heard of the passing of Tania Valerie Raguz.
Many of us will have worked with her at United Nations meetings over the past ten years when she was the First Secretary of the Mission of Croatia to the UN.
Tania Valerie Raguz was on the Bureau for Rio+20 and a Vice-Chair Of the Bureau of the seventeenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and most recently she had joined the world of NGOs working as the Public Affairs Advisor for the World Animal Protection previously know as World Society for the Protection of Animals. WAP had been very active around Rio+20 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and she helped their work particularly around the SDGs.
Tania played her role in helping to frame the agenda that we are all committed to delivering on. CSD17 was one of the more successful CSD and without Rio+20 there would be no Sustainable Development Goals.