Over the past few weeks I’ve been working directly with some members of the #EthicalHour community to put together their marketing strategies for 2018. It’s the perfect time to reflect on what’s worked for you and what you want to achieve as we move into...

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Every business owner and entrepreneur wants to know how to build a brand that stands out from the crowd, gets them noticed and makes their business a success. Last night I gave a talk all about brand building at the the University of Worcester to students...

Many of the world’s largest corporations employ more people than entire populations of some countries, and even nations like Norway, New Zealand and Thailand have smaller GDPs than some major US firms. Corporate power gives big business influence over political parties and public policies, putting the...

It's almost the time of year again where shoppers flock to the streets and hit the internet to snap up a pre-Christmas bargain. Although originally an American tradition, Black Friday is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with shoppers reportedly spending £2.9bn last year. Black Friday...

There’s nothing more inspiring that being in a room full of people who share the same values as you and are on the same mission. It renews your sense of purpose and gives you a (sometimes much needed) boost of inspiration. Yesterday I attended the Ethical...

It’s almost the time of year again where shoppers flock to the streets and hit their computers to snap up a pre-Christmas bargain. Although originally an American tradition, Black Friday is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with shoppers reportedly spending £2.9bn last year. Black Friday...

Many people today are aware of the social and environmental impact of their actions, be it purchases, food choices, energy, transport and fuel use – even fashion. More and more people are moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle and are making choices to reflect their...

October is Fairtrade Month 2017 and the #EthicalHour tribe are working together to spread the word about who and where our products come from. Fairtrade sets standards around the world for companies, farmers and workers which regulate the social, economic and environmental conditions involved in producing...

By Frances Lucraft, Founding CEO, Grace & Green Product transparency and making the right purchasing decisions can be a total minefield. It’s therefore not surprising that people look for shortcuts to help them decide. Yet these ‘sustainable signposts’ aren’t straightforward either. For example, you’re offered a...

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