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Sophie's review of Paddington 2

14 December 2017

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“I was so excited to go and see Paddington 2. It made it all the more special as all of my friends from Youth Club came too! I sat next to my best friend Tory to watch it. My favourite part of the film was when Paddington turned the jail uniform pink....READ MORE

FULL OF BEANS - Empowering women to help tackle climate change in the coffee industry

14 December 2017

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The challenges facing coffee growers around the world are well documented.  The regions where coffee is grown are some of the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, with erratic weather patterns affecting crop quality and the health of the...READ MORE

How M&S Energy is helping us keep the lights on and the kettle boiling this Christmas

08 December 2017

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Seeing a person laying amongst sleeping bags in a doorway we had to stop and ask, why, where, how? Taking a moment to sit and chat for a while their life story of broken homes and relationships, neglect, abuse, addiction and mental health issues struck...READ MORE

M&S continue 12-year tradition to support Shelter at Christmas

28 November 2017

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Christmas is the time of year when everyone thinks about family and home which makes it even more difficult for those who are homeless or facing homelessness. As a Shelter helpline adviser, I receive calls every day throughout winter from distressed...READ MORE

Health blog: diet and cancer – what’s the latest evidence?

24 November 2017

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The two large cancer research bodies (World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research) have recently published an update which continues to develop our understanding of the role of diet and lifestyle in cancer risk and prevention....READ MORE

Protecting our oceans in 2017: Blue Planet II, Sky Ocean Rescue and fewer plastic bags

23 November 2017

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We are one of 10 charities that M&S customers can choose to benefit every time they use their Sparks card. Every time they shop at M&S and use their Sparks card, M&S donates a penny to their chosen charity.   To date M&S has donated...READ MORE

Collectively: how 100 ‘intrapreneurs’ are hoping to inspire big business to tackle inequality

16 November 2017

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Earlier this year I started work on a pioneering project called Collectively , which brought together a network of businesses including M&S and Unilever , innovators, activists, facilitators and change makers to explore issues of inequality, and...READ MORE

M&S, Paddington and NSPCC – Christmas 2017

10 November 2017

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When Paddington arrived in London he was alone and afraid. But the Browns took care of him and made him realise people loved him for who he was; even though he wasn’t like anyone else he still felt at home.   The Childline service, provided...READ MORE

One step closer to a renewable UK

10 November 2017

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This year we made a bold claim - by 2025, M&S Energy will help at least 200 communities to reduce their carbon footprint through the installation of renewable energy generation or energy efficiency measures. As a major British retailer we’re on our...READ MORE

‘Momentum for Change’ for carbon reduction

10 November 2017

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I was deeply honoured to represent thousands of M&S colleagues in joining world-leading organisations at the announcement of UN Momentum for Change Awards 2017, in Berlin. Alongside winning projects ranging from Ecuador to Ethiopia and Sweden to...READ MORE

The 2017 World Cocoa Foundation’s annual partnership meeting – collaboration, investing in standards and building capacity

31 October 2017

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Last week I attended the World Cocoa Foundation’s (WCF) annual partnership meeting which this year focussed on transparency and standards and I was able to share M&S’ experiences. I am lucky enough to be involved in several industry collaborations...READ MORE

Why we’ve joined the call to action on the Cerrado

25 October 2017

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Soy is an important raw material for M&S. We sell products like soya milk and use fresh soya beans in our salads and soya lecithin in chocolate. However, like all major retailers, the majority of the soya used in our supply chain is for livestock...READ MORE