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Sleeping under the sky

| Amy Sandys

While obtaining exact figures on the number of homeless people in the UK is near-impossible, estimates suggest a dramatic rise over the past five years. According to homelessness charity Crisis, government statistics put the number of rough sleepers at 3,569 in 2015 – double the figures for 2010.


Teaming up for the long-term

| Hassan Butt

As mobile phone provider O2 and England Rugby celebrate 21 years of teamwork, decorated with a World Cup in 2003 and a host of Six Nations championships, a recent extension through to 2021 makes the sponsorship one of the longest in sports history.


Survey shows connection between CSR and reputation

| Michelle Guo

A corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation survey by the Reputation Institute reveals perceptions of UK companies are lagging behind international corporates. Lego, IKEA and Microsoft were named the most responsible companies by the UK general public. Of the 10 companies perceived to have the best CSR practices, John Lewis Partnership and Rolls-Royce Aerospace were the only two that were UK-domiciled.

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Rabbit Run

| Amy Sandys

For three runners motivated by illness, health and family, Duracell’s support in preparing for participation in the Great Run Series has been invaluable. The battery purveyor’s partnership with the Great Run Series has seen 12 races and 180,000 runners empowered to go further.


High flying foundation

| Communicate editor

According to research, fewer than 5% of pilots across the globe are women. Although these figures are slowly changing, the aviation industry in 2016 is still heavily dominated by men. Through the Chain of Betters initiative developed by the Western Union Foundation, South Africa native Siba Gquirana, was nominated to receive funds on International Women’s Day to complete her training and qualify as a pilot.