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Greenwashing: how ads get you to think brands are greener than they are – and how to avoid falling for it

The green advertising trend is growing fast. But are these ads truly reflective of improvement when it comes to production practices, or is this just another example of greenwashing?

23rd June 2022

Our daily bread – how craft bakers fared during the pandemic and what happens now

As the cost of living continues to rise researchers at The Open University (OU) are looking into how craft bakers are faring in an uncertain future.

24th June 2022

Small bakery owners: we want your views!

Help us to create a better understanding of the state and needs of small bakeries in the UK

13th June 2022

OU to provide skills boost for local communities

The OU will partner with further education providers to provide high-quality, higher and technical education to more local communities across England, backed by £10 million of Government funding.

25th May 2022

REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022

Selfless Gordon is in the driving seat to stand with Ukraine

MBA alumnus Gordon MacKay has definitely gone the extra mile to aid the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. 

28th April 2022

Industry collaboration wanted for workshop to improve testing in new product development

Manufacturing industries are undergoing massive transformations in restructuring their products and processes by introducing and adopting new technologies to meet NetZero and sustainability targets.

27th April 2022

New research: fewer than half of large UK companies cut executive pay in response to Covid-19

Fewer than half of Britain’s leading businesses cut executive pay in response to the economic shock of Covid-19, according to research contributed to by The Open University (OU) and published in a report by the High Pay Centre think tank.

22nd April 2022

New report: Embracing Flexibility

A new report has been published which looks at how L&D can service new hybrid working and learning models in the public sector.

19th April 2022

Want to buy guilt-free Easter chocolate?

Pick from our list of ‘good eggs’ that score best for the environment and child labour.

11th April 2022

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