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Going beyond B Corp

In the 18 months it has taken to achieve B Corporation status our thinking has moved on in terms of what it means to us in terms of our work, team and clients. Stand was founded on the belief...

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Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight

We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a balanced culture enables us to deliver our best work, so we've introduced a 9-day fortnight.

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We need to talk about burnout

In a recent livestream hosted by BetterUp, a US-based wellbeing charity, Prince Harry admitted that he had been experiencing burnout and has been doing “inner work” in order to feel better again. The former royal spoke about taking time...

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Three months and a lifetime of learnings

Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks. I crafted an email, tweaked, and proofed it multiple times and shut the screen of my laptop the moment I hit ‘send’. I asked whether...

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In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides

When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the problem looms so large it can start to block out the view of the path ahead. The IEA estimates that global investment in clean energy...

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Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?

The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But reputationally speaking, the industry has a tricky past. In the court of public opinion, it has proven unpopular. Despite being stringently regulated, it is viewed...

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People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening

The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve and adapting to better suit the times. Words that our grandparents seemed to throw around with not a care in the world, now sound abrasive,...

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Reframing annual leave – a win for mental health, the environment and local businesses

Whether it’s our environmental conscience, Brexit-fuelled visa uncertainty or – yes, you guessed it – the pandemic, the way we are thinking about holidays has changed. Firstly, we’ve been forced to reconsider how we approach annual leave. In the...

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So… has the pandemic set us back or propelled us forward?

Last week, just days after the restrictions in England were lifted, we hosted our first panel event. The discussion brought together great minds: Chartered Psychologist Dr Jennifer Opoku-Lageyre who spoke about her experiences treating patients with trauma and anxiety...

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Wellbeing is not a one-size-fits-all approach

It’s safe to say that being plunged into multiple lockdowns across the past 18 months – though for good reason – has played havoc with the nation’s mental wellbeing. With restrictions changing at short notice and guidance sometimes unclear,...

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Is making the ‘right’ choice becoming unaffordable?

There is no shortage of evidence out there demonstrating that citizens are more likely...

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Going beyond B Corp

In the 18 months it has taken to achieve B Corporation status our thinking...

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Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy

Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British...

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Harnessing your superpower

I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle...

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Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight

We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a...

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It’s our time on earth, so what are we doing to it?

After this summer’s meltdown, the climate crisis is once again at the forefront of...

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World Environment Day; Are we as green as we think we are?

It was World Environment Day on Sunday and, as such, it’s important we continue...

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