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Shell tops green business tables

Shell has topped the Business in the Environment table of environmentally responsible companies.

Shell heads the 184 FTSE companies and other global businesses committed to the annual Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement, followed by Scottish Power, British Energy, Severn Trent and J Sainsbury.

The index compares companies against each other on the basis of their strategic environmental management and performance in key impact areas such as energy, transport, global warming and waste.

But the index reveals 21 per cent of FTSE 100 companies do not measure their global warming emissions and 64 per cent set no reduction targets at all.


Berkeley recruits another Burns Anderson chief for compliance role

IFA network Berkeley Wodehouse has appointed Tim Barton from rival Burns Anderson as its head of compliance. The move comes as the network gears up to change from partnership to plc status on April 1. Barton will join Berkeley on March 5 from the Burns Anderson where he has been a senior compliance officer since […]

LE author attacks&#39flawed&#39 Catmarks

One of the authors of the controversial London Economics polarisation report has slammed Catmarked products, claiming they are seriously flawed. Economic consultancy Charles River Associates principal Tim Wilsdon, formerly of the now defunct consultancy London Economics, makes his comments in a column in this week&#39s Money Marketing. He says there are three reasons why the […]

Bespoke in the wheel

There is a revolution in employee benefit packages with growing interest in flexible benefits and the approach of stakeholder pensions as some IFAs may be looking for alternative income streams. It is a good time to market bespoke employee benefits packages, including private medical insurance, group critical-illness cover and group income protection options. Offering a […]

L&G increases mortage market share

Legal & General increased its share of the UK mortgage market to 6.8 per cent in 2000, with home loans placed by intermediaries worth £8.1bn. The figures compare with £7.2bn in loans completed in1999, representing 6.3 per cent of the UK market.The majority of these mortgages were arranged through L&G&#39s Mortgage Club.

Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes


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