Why Business Matters
Welcome to the Companies page at Optimist World, where we look at the positive impact that companies can have by engaging in sustainable business practices. This could be anything from Fair Trade coffee in the break out area, to recycling points that people use and know about, charity fundraising (MATCH schemes) and volunteering programmes, right up to ethical investment schemes and responsible supply chains. This is what Corporate Responsibility is all about. So if your company has a CR project that has global aspirations or local impact, we'd love to hear from you. We will tell your story so that others may be inspired. We list any company with a CSR programme and highlight and promote those that make a donation to our selected Optimist Charities. The Optimist - Responsible Companies
Positive Business News
RSPCA Good Business Awards Press release: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 The RSPCA is teaming up with The Daily Mirror to launch the first Animal Hero Awards, culminating in a spectacular awards evening in London. Today (Tuesday 10 September) marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, most remarkable Animal Carer and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world. The awards event will be held on Thursday November 28, and hosted by Amanda Holden.
Innovation UK Giant new offshore wind generators, deploying innovative technology Giant new offshore wind generators, deploying innovative technology, are to be launched as part of a major renewable energy drive. The announcement comes alongside a UK government promise to double grants for the technology to £10 million.