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Highlights from week one of COP26, as told by the Open University observers

The Open University has official observer status at COP26 and is learning from the conference to inform the university’s wider sustainability mission and inspire students and staff to take action.

10th November 2021

COP26 – Finance

Today's (3 November) focus on Delivering Finance for Emerging and Developing Markets took the form of two panel discussions, plus announcements from the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen. 

8th November 2021

Where basic income fits in the future of work - and why it matters to business

Dr Charles Barthold explains what a basic income is, why the circumstances are right to test it now and why business should be involved in the debate

8th November 2021
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Soteria: Bluestone 2 - Meet the Team

The research is split into six workstreams all looking at different aspects of the investigative process: suspect focused investigations, challenging and disrupting repeat offenders, victim engagement, learning and development and wellbeing, review of data, and performance and digital forensics. 

8th November 2021

Student and Alumni Awards are back for 2021

The Open University Business and Law Schools recently enjoyed a double celebration for the achievements of our fantastic students and alumni.

2nd November 2021
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Addressing climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is one of social justice

Gillian Mawdsley is an OU Associate Lecturer, based in Glasgow and is attending COP26 as one of the chosen representatives of The Open University

1st November 2021
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Pandemic prompts new ways of working

In 2021, the awards invited entrants to show how they inspired a lifelong learning culture, innovated in learning and development, supported business and organisational goals, or connected their people to virtual learning.

27th October 2021

Resetting the workplace: what's the role for location-based workspaces now?

In the early 20th century the office has for many employees been the place where ‘work is done’. But with organisations across the world committing to more flexible working, what role should the office, plant or other work location now play? 

22nd October 2021
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What’s wrong with talking about the menopause?

An OU academic is highlighting the difficulties working women encounter on World Menopause Day since many must live with debilitating symptoms impacting their performance at work.

18th October 2021
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Eco-innovation and green start-ups – an evidence review

Richard Blundel, Professor of Enterprise and Organisation, and Dr Sam Hampton, a colleague from the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, are the co-authors of a new report, ‘Eco-innovation and Green Start-ups: An Evidence Review’.

12th October 2021

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