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November 16, 2021
The Telegraph: 'I'll never make serious money but protecting wildlife is priceless'

Meet Suleiman Sadu, winner of this year's Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, who risks his life to protect elephants in Nigeria’s national parks. Rangers are employed to protect communities and wildlife, but all too often they are treated as foes rather than friends. In the forests of north-east Nigeria, an area roamed by wild animals and […]

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November 16, 2021
Tech Times: The Planet Needs Effective Carbon Markets

Nick Maughan is the founder of Maughan Capital, an impact investment vehicle Sir Edward Milbank is the Director and Co-Founder of Climate Solutions Exchange Carbon markets have been an important topic of COP26, with participants returning to completing the rules for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which provides for international cooperation through carbon markets.  […]

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October 28, 2021
International Business Times: To Unlock the Potential of Britain's Young, We Must Fund Alternatives to University

'Our top priority was, is, and always will be education, education, education,' said Tony Blair in 2001, as he announced his landmark target for half of the school leavers to attend university by 2010. In the years since, Blair's target has been met by a mixed reception, with the Prime Minister's own son, Euan Blair, […]

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October 9, 2021
Conservative Home: Ministers must do more to encourage vocational alternatives to university

Back in July, the Prime Minister evoked in a speech the importance of practical and vocational education to “transform people’s lives”. But can the Government walk the walk? The UK has long rested on the laurels of its golden triangle universities of Oxford-London-Cambridge, and this year, record numbers of students have chosen to attend universities […]

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October 1, 2021 Ahead of COP26, Johnson has sent out the right message to the world

Boris Johnson is right that we must manage expectations, but also to use the opportunity to tout Britain’s green business credentials With just weeks to go before the COP26 summit in Glasgow, the prime minister couldn’t have articulated better how the world should be thinking about climate change. His choice of the phrase a “turning […]

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September 28, 2021
TechBullion: Smoke and Mirrors – The Importance of Using AI to Calculate Carbon Emissions

With the aid of a calculator, Microsoft’s greenhouse gas emissions halved. In 2017, the technology company reported it was responsible for 22 million metric tons of carbon. Since then, the same 2017 figure was reduced to 11 million metric tons. Explaining this change, Elizabeth Willmott, Microsoft’s carbon-programs director, said the company ‘doubled down on driving […]

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September 22, 2021
Forbes: Building More Equitable Education Systems With The Help Of AI

In the aftermath of Covid-19 - the philanthropic sector has an outsized opportunity, as well as responsibility, to help make up for the losses sustained by the educational sector. AI is already supporting education non-profits in their efforts to provide students with the skills they need for success in college and beyond, and might be […]

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September 8, 2021
Harvard University: A British Philanthropist

As the Cop-26 summit nears, Nick Maughan emphasises the importance of holistic approach to environmentalism. In recent weeks, the threat of climate change has become increasingly impossible to ignore. We have seen devastating floods in Germany and Belgium, wildfires in Greece, France, Italy, and Turkey, and for the very first time, rainfall on the summit of Greenland’s ice cap in a […]

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September 7, 2021
City A.M.: After 18 months of sporadic education, schools need a reset

Throughout this week, close to 9 million pupils will return to school, after 18 months of constant disruption caused by the pandemic. What have we learnt? That school is best in person, obviously – but also that the pandemic has also amplified the scale of inequalities across the national educational system.   The UK government has just launched its “back […]

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