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AN ANALYSIS OF THE CONSULTATION ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND GOVERNANCE BILL: PART II

Posted on September 14, 2018
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Perhaps unnoticed, Defra’s consultation on ‘Environmental Principles and Governance after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union’, is probably the most important consultation affecting environmental laws to be introduced for at least the last ten years. It goes right to the heart of how environmental laws will, or should, or may not be, enforced, after […]

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CREATING SHARED VALUE IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS: PART II

Posted on September 7, 2018
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Part II of this series will focus on a company’s internal structures and external relations department, and the impact these can have on a company’s relations with its community stakeholders. There will also be discussion of the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of a social license to operate. Internal Management Issues […]

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TIME TO “GO WITH THE FLOW”? FLOW BATTERIES – A NEW ALTERNATIVE TO LITHIUM ION?

Posted on August 31, 2018
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Unlike Lithium, Sodium Ion and other solid-form batteries, Redox (Reduced Oxygen) Flow batteries employ a liquid electrolyte to store the electric charge. Ions are exchanged across the membrane separator (or exchanger) whilst two liquids are pumped around their next-together doughnut shaped chambers. Introduction The latest generation of Vanadium Redox Flow batteries might be regarded by […]

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CREATING SHARED VALUE IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS: PART I

Posted on August 21, 2018
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Part I of this series will focus on the three categories for understanding and analysing company-community relations – Benefits Distribution, Accountability for Impacts and Appropriate Behaviour. There will be analysis of how these categories combine in the building of the kind of relationships necessary for the building of an effective Social License to Operate (SLO). […]

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LEGAL ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES ON ‘NO-DEAL BREXIT’ PLANNING

Posted on August 21, 2018

The European Commission published a briefing on ‘no-deal Brexit planning’ on 19 July 2018, followed by sector briefings covering many different industries and areas, and emphasised the need for all organisations and businesses to be prepared for all outcomes when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. The UK government is due to […]

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