Seven from Seven: Re-forestation and Neurodiverse talent

29th January 2021

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories of the week…

  1. BBC News reveals the 10 golden rules for tree-planting, from selecting the right area for reforestation to using tree seeds that can adapt to a changing climate.
  2. As school closures continue, the Mirror speaks to children aged 5 to 16 about how lockdown is affecting their learning and mental health.
  3. On its mission to become a circular business, Ikea will begin offering spare parts to its customers, to prolong the life of its products, according to the Financial Times.
  4. In the biggest ever opinion poll on climate change, two-thirds of people think it is a “global emergency”, with strong support for renewable energy in nations where fossil fuels are a major source of emissions.
  5. A Totaljobs survey reveals that 89% of workers are looking for or considering a new job this year, driven by fears surrounding career security and unemployment.
  6. Wired explores the inception of CubeLynx, a corporate finance consulting firm that aims to recruit and train financial modellers who are neurodiverse, to capitalise on their untapped talent.
  7. Business Green reports for the first time, more electricity in the UK came from renewables than fossil fuels during 2020.

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