Pride Month: Why GK are proud to Support

In recent decades, the UK has made strides to support the LGBTQ+ community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people certainly make a vital contribution to our culture and our economy. June 2019 is Pride Month in the UK. The UK government has a proud record in advancing equality for the LGBTQ+ community. We are proud to say we are a diverse and tolerant society. The

Sarah De Rosa 4th Jun, 2019 Impact
Equality , Politics , Pride Month
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Update: can The Independent Group maintain the public’s interest?

  When The Independent Group launched in February, GK wrote a blog pondering the group’s possible impact on UK politics. Now a month into their existence, have they managed to maintain that...

Charlotte Stockton 19th Mar, 2019 Insight
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Using Parliamentary Select Committees to shape policy and raise profile

Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU, businesses, trade associations and the third sector have experienced a sustained period of uncertainty. It is not just the Groundhog Day feeling generated by the process that is frustrating, but the lack of a domestic agenda in Parliament. The legislative process has noticeably slowed. A combination of Brexit and a minority Conservative Government has made any prospect of initiating transformative change in crucial areas such as health and education...

Joe Cormack 6th Feb, 2019 Insight
Brexit , Politics , select committee
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ESG in 2019 – developments for consumers

Political, regulatory and economic developments in 2019 will impact on how companies committed to responsible business will engage with their consumers. The consumer should feature more significantly in ESG (environmental, social and governance) due diligence, assessments and strategy. Investors need to go beyond established ESG criteria to do this. Invest Europe’s ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire - the standard assessment for ESG investor risks -  mentions “consumers” just twice...

Martin Summers 27th Dec, 2018 Insight
ESG , Politics
3 min read