While Trump’s administration grapples with its position on climate change, it’s worth stepping back to see the wider picture in the US, believes Lance Pierce, North America president of CDP. In [...]
International brands and retailers have formed a coalition to try to make sustainably sourced cotton the ‘mainstream choice’
Women often benefit most from internet access but millions of homes lack reliable power. We meet those leapfrogging into the digital age thanks to clean energy
From a surge of interest in repair cafes, to a new wave of workspaces for freelance makers, we explore fresh signs that we’re demanding a new relationship with ‘stuff’
This week’s Fashion Revolution Week, a movement that started in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster, rallies people to change the course of the fashion industry. Heather Poore from Hubbub UK [...]
From strengthening economies and family life, to improving gender equality and democracy, 10 ways a shorter working week could benefit us
From the ‘pay as you feel’ cafes transforming surplus food into feasts, to a restaurant that provides homeless people with fine dining – our pick of five projects that are democratising good food
A law that forces UK companies to publish details of their gender pay discrepancy came into force this week. Could it accelerate the closure of the 18.1 per cent gender pay gap?
France has passed a bill urging companies to respect employees’ time outside of office hours. Could similar legislation help people aged 25-34 in the UK – the group that is unhappiest with [...]
From participatory democracy to local currencies, signs abound that communities are taking power back into their own hands. Our pick of fascinating facts about people coming together
Iceland’s prime minister has announced proposals for legislation to close the country’s 14 to 18 per cent gender pay gap
Most agree that banks should keep our money safe and avoid unnecessary risk. But is the sector capable of much more than avoiding leading us into another financial crash?
The value of the UK’s organic market – which is in its fifth year of growth – now tops £2bn. While sales of non-organic items declined in 2016, sales of organic produce increased by seven per cent
‘UK would grind to a halt without migrants’, say economists as thousands celebrate their contribution
The UK economy would lose £328m – or four per cent of total UK daily GDP – if migrants stopped working for the day, according to new research. It comes as tens of thousands of people take part in [...]
From asking the elderly to downsize to banning second homes, five potential solutions to the UK’s lack of affordable housing
Those behind a Swedish bill to cut VAT costs on repaired items hope to spark a reuse revolution. The minister behind the legislation explains how it might reduce waste and create jobs
We list some of our favourite projects, charities and textile experts stitching together antidotes to wasteful fast fashion
As a Swedish trial of shorter working days nears its end, one of the politicians who helped bring it about tells Positive News that the benefits outweigh the costs
At £38bn, the UK’s ethical goods market is now worth twice that of tobacco, new research suggests
Finland becomes the first European country to pilot a basic income scheme. Could unconditional monthly payments curb mass unemployment and create more equal societies?