News from the Pinnacle

12 August 2022: Supply chain warnings as tensions are raised between China and Taiwan and nine out of ten UK SMEs are taking action to cut emissions

Procurement professionals are being urged to flex supply chains as tensions ratchet up between China and Taiwan

Globalisation and outsourcing has increased the risk of third-party corruption, according to a new report

Buying teams are exploring how digital channels can be used to achieve more effective procurement

Retailers including Tesco and John Lewis are likely to feel the greatest impact after eight days of strike action was confirmed for the UK’s largest port

A new survey has found that nine out of ten UK SMEs are taking action to cut emissions

New analysis from PwC has revealed that the UK’s energy sector is likely to have a gap of around 200,000 skilled workers by 2030

With the UK set to experience drought conditions until October, agriculture industry organisations are urging the Government to bring forward a more sustainable food system

The Government has allocated more than £44m to plant around 2,300 hectares of new woodland in the UK


5 August 2022: Technology is enabling firms to pursue sustainability and  Government announces £635m package to help public sector access low carbon energy solutions

Technology is enabling firms to pursue sustainability, but it may also be driving up carbon footprints

What implications does the leadership race have for supply chains?

What can decision makers do to mitigate the negative impact of the Ukraine conflict on their operations and financial position?

Can 3D printing plug the gap in your supply chain?

The Government has announced that up to £635m will be made available to help public sector organisations access low-carbon solutions for heating and energy

Amazon claims it is making net-zero progress despite 18% increase in absolute emissions

Government funnels £37m into domestic bioenergy with focus on hydrogen

EDF has confirmed that generation has been switched off at Hinkley Point B sparking further debate about the UK Government’s plans to close the nuclear gap


29 July 2022:  New paradigm is needed to reflect the new reality of supply chain management and MPs are urging the next PM to embed environmental concerns in policymaking

A whole new paradigm is needed in the relationship between government and business in the ‘new reality’ of supply chain management, an event was told

How M&S will save millions by ‘taking control’ of its supply chain

Almost eight in 10 small businesses believe rising costs could jeopardise their long-term business goals, according to a report

The boss of Qatar Airways has warned disruption to the industry’s supply chain will last for years

MPs are urging the next Prime Minister to embed environmental considerations into policymaking

What skills and traits do future business leaders need to embrace in order to respond to the climate crisis?

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is set to launch a consultation on sustainability disclosures

The UK Government has confirmed that the number of plastic bags used by shoppers has fallen by 97% since 2015












































































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