Headlines about the numerous environmental and social challenges that are threatening the planet often make for scary reading.Climate change, an ageing population and food sustainability are just a few of the global issues that urgently need tackling, with big brands and smaller companies increasingly waking up to these problems and the different ways they can address them.Investors often want to ‘do good' in the world too, but at the same time don't want to sacrifice returns. That's why growing numbers are turning to impact investing which aims to protect and grow wealth, whilst supporting the environmental and social causes that are important.Our research found that two thirds of investors find the idea of impact investing appealing. It's not hard to see why, with this approach seeking to provide investors with the best of both worlds - considering the impact on society and the environment as part of the investment process, without compromising on long-term returns.When … [Read more...] about Investing for your portfolio and the planet
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Teemu Pukki celebrates - but could his goals bring more than just Premier League football to Norwich? Picture by Paul Chesterton Paul Chesterton With Norwich City on the brink of promotion to the Premier League the region’s marketing engine has gone into overdrive. Retail experts have discussed how they can promote a premier city. Picture: ArchantIf the Canaries are successful in their bid for glory fans across the globe will be watching the likes of Teemu Pukki, Emiliano Buendia and Onel Hernandez. And in an increasingly digital age the potential reach for the club and by association the city is unprecedented. But this is not the first time Norwich City have scaled the footballing heights and the city cannot be known for its yellow shirts alone.Three public and press relations experts have offered their insight into what the PR industry can do to make the most of the expected surge in interest in the area and how to extend the buzz of a single season into long-term, … [Read more...] about How city marketing line-up will be capitalising on Norwich City FC promotion
CHER Lloyd gave fans a glimpse inside her incredible UK home with an all-white kitchen and artwork of herself. The first time mum welcomed a baby girl into the world last year and called Delilah-Rose, and the little tot features in snaps on Instagram, that show off her glamorous abode. The English singer, who became a US chart success after The X Factor in 2010, is married to Craig Monk and the couple recently relocated to the UK following the birth. While she and Craig have been living in LA in recent years, Cher revealed back in October that the pair wanted to return to the UK in order to bring up their daughter. She explained: "I missed my mum so much, and this is my home. I feel most comfortable here and its important for Delilah to grow up around my mum and dad and everyone. They've now invested in a stunning white property that features a HUGE kitchen and high ceilings, with Cher branding it "home sweet home". The 25-year-old broke down as she admitted she feels like … [Read more...] about Cher Lloyd gives fans a glimpse inside her incredible UK home with all-white kitchen and artwork of HERSELF on the wall a year after giving birth to first baby
PUBLISHED: 09:06 18 January 2019 Sarah Chambers Farmland values fell in 2018, a Savills report shows Picture: SU ANDERSON The East of England accounted for a quarter of all farmland marketed in England during 2018 as values fell across the UK, a report has found. Savills’ Farmland Market report, published in January 2019, showed a 1.8% decrease in value for prime arable land across the region, taking it to £8,770 an acre. But this was lower than the average fall across Britain, which dropped 2% to an average £8,760 per acre.With supply and demand always one of the drivers of land values, the East of England saw a 135% rise in farmland marketed in 2018 compared to 2017, with 33,200 acres up for grabs.This compared to a much lesser increase in supply across Britain of 24% (England 31%) for the same period. The survey also showed the average value of grade three livestock land in the Eastern Counties remained stable at £4,500 per acre in … [Read more...] about Farmland values are falling across UK, Savills’ latest farmland market report finds
PUBLISHED: 11:22 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:31 17 January 2019 Daniel Whytock Today, shoppers want the best of the on and offline world. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Daniel Whytock from www.downyourhighstreet.com discusses what tech is likely to impact the retail sector in the coming years. Retail tech is moving fast and high street retailers must act or get left behnind . Picture: GREGG BROWNIs online shopping truly causing the end of high street shopping? Amazon is investing in brick and mortar stores, which suggest that the high street still has a place in our shopping future. As consumers we want the best of both on and offline worlds and more: convenience, choice, and a diverse range of shops and businesses.As grim as things appear to be on the UK high street today, there is a way back - omni-channel retail that seamlessly integrates digital technology is the key to high street survival.But retail tech is moving so quickly that if high street … [Read more...] about How can high streets retailers make best use of technology?