Voluntary Sector: Earthwatch Bolsters CSR

Environmental research NGO Earthwatch has boosted its comms function with two new staff members to work on an employee CSR scheme.

Ian Oliver joins the organisation as strategic comms manager for Earthwatch’s partnership with HSBC, an employee engagement programme focused on climate change that will see 2,200 HSBC employees participating in scientific research on the world’s forests.

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Over 100 MPs to fight for financial education in schools

A massive All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People launches today.

Over 120 MPs from all parties have joined, making it one of the largest APPGs ever (see the Teen Cash Class guide).

Their call is for compulsory financial education in schools, ensuring young people understand money, consuming and debt.

It has formed in response to the debt-ridden financial crisis and rise in tuition fees.

The APPG’s chair is Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson, and it’s backed by the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) and MoneySavingExpert.com. Read more of this post

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