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Sarah Bakare

Snapshot: Have you not heard? Renting clothes is so in

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High-end department store Selfridges has recently introduced clothing rental in order address environmental and ethical concerns rife in the fashion industry. The store has established a 5-year sustainability plan to adapt to new ways of living and to hopefully change consumer mindset of owning single-use clothes which inevitably end up in landfills. The reduction in …

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Snapshot: Nightingale Courts erected to cure justice

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The government has found a solution to reduce the insurmountable build-up of cases due to COVID-19. Recent data released by the Ministry of Justice shows that the Magistrates’ Courts face a backlog of 480,000 cases and crown courts at about 41,000. The temporary Nightingale Courts can be found in 10 locations around England and Wales …

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A passport to London: keep the zip for U18s

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A passport can be summarised in two ways: an official document that allows a person to travel or anything that ensures admission. These are characteristics which make a zip card so valuable to millions of young people in London. The pass is an indiscriminate way of ensuring all young people have the chance to explore …

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Snapshot: Gimme the gold – Bank of England and Venezuela

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The High Court recently determined whether the Bank of England was legally compelled to release over $1bn worth of gold to Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s ‘president’. The asset was held on the country’s behalf and President Maduro was seeking to use the funds to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Yet, Britain formally recognises the opposition leader as …

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How does Black Lives Matter fit into Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance?

It’s clear that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement transpires through every aspect of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors which are being increasingly considered in investment decisions. Investors are going all in on ESG themes and the standard is being used as data to identify growth opportunities, among other things, in companies …

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