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Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards!

Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards! BY Cynnal Cymru IN Built Environment, Business, Climate Change, Communities, Creative Industries, Economy, Education, Future Generations, Governance, Health and well-being, Living Wage, Natural Environment, Resource Management With only one week left to apply for the Sustain Wales Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, contributing to the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability of life in Wales. Our 2016 winners had some truly inspirational stories to tell with applications coming in lots of different shapes and sizes. From Halen Môn’s approach to resource reduction and biodiversity enhancement to the collaborative ‘Healthy Hillsides’ project, tackling wildfires in the South Wales Valleys to Dŵr Cymru’s ambition to reduce it’s carbon emissions through initiatives like Rainscape. Top tips on Writing a Winning Application Cynnal Cymru Sustainability Consultant and judge, Rhodri Thomas, shares some of his top tops when writing your application: Tell us what you have you changed as a result of your actions. What has made a real difference to your organisation, environment or your community. Provide facts and figures to back up your application. This can include financial savings or carbon...

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Innovative Nutrition Foundation Makes Three High Profile Appointments

Innovative Nutrition Foundation Makes Three High Profile Appointments The Power of Nutrition, an innovative foundation created to generate new funding for nutrition and invest in high impact programmes to address undernutrition and stunting in Africa and Asia, is thrilled to announce three high profile appointments. These three senior individuals from the worlds of politics, international diplomacy and business will add significantly to thir ability to drive our work forward. The appointments – Lord Browne of Madingley as President, Mike Rann AC, CNZM as Board Chairman and Ertharin Cousin as Board Director – will help The Power of Nutrition to make continued progress as we accelerate our fundraising and investment programme. Lord Browne, former chief executive of BP, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, newly appointed Chairman of The Courtauld Institute of Art and outgoing Chairman of the Tate Gallery, has agreed to become the first President of The Power of Nutrition, stepping up from his previous role as Board Chairman. At the same time, Mike Rann, former Premier of South Australia, former Australian Ambassador to Italy and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and permanent representative and Board member of the World Food Programme, is taking on the Chairmanship of The Power of Nutrition Board of Directors. The Power of Nutrition is also delighted to announce the appointment of Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme until April...

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ICE launches ‘This is Civil Engineering’ Photography Competition

ICE launches ‘This is Civil Engineering’ Photography Competition Civil engineering is all around us. From the Millennium Stadium to the Menai Bridge, it has helped to shape our world. Join ICE Wales Cymru in celebrating civil engineering in Wales by entering their annual photo competition (3 categories: Under 16s; 16+ years; and Fairness/Inclusion/Respect (e.g. the photo that best captures/promotes diversity in civil engineering i.e. disability, gender, religion etc.). This competition is open to all schools, colleges, photo clubs, members of the public, as well as industry colleagues. Deadline for entries is 31 August 2017 (limited to 2 per person for photographs taken between 1 October 2016 and 31 August 2017). An exhibition of the best photos will be held in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay tbc., and the Special Awards Ceremony will be held on 2 October 2017. The exhibition will be open to the public from 18 September 2017. Download the flyer and conditions of entry Visit the ICE website for more...

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Capital Law – Wales’s 100th Living Wage Employer!

Capital Law – Wales’s 100th Living Wage Employer! The Living Wage Foundation and Cynnal Cymru are delighted to announce that Capital Law has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer. This means Wales has reached 100 accredited Living Wage employers. Since November 2016, Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales have become the official accreditation body for the Living Wage in Wales, and the number of organisations paying the Living Wage has increased by a fifth. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Capital Law, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45, and £9.75 in London. Both these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently, updated annually and calculated according to the real cost of living. Paul Clayton, HR Director at Capital Law said: “We are thrilled to be announced as the 100th accredited Living Wage employer in Wales. We are very passionate about being a responsible employer and have been working with our contractors to ensure everyone who works for Capital Law is being paid at least the Living Wage. We look forward to working with Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales to increase the number of Living Wage employers in Wales.” Employers choose to pay...

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WCVA becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer!

WCVA becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer! Cynnal Cymru and the Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that WCVA has today accredited as a Living Wage employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action), regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive, WCVA said: “WCVA has a range of progressive and inclusive working practices.  Our reward and recognition policy values all our staff and the opportunity to demonstrate this by becoming a Living Wage employer is really important to us. “Many charities in Wales support people through issues connected with ‘in work poverty’ and wider social challenges including health, mental health, transport, housing and digital inclusion. In our view the living wage is a positive movement for society and particularly our members and the organisations we support in the third sector.” Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support. Katherine Chapman,...

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