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Barclays' Reverse Mentoring Scheme Turns Generational Hierarchy on Its Head

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Barclays’ Reverse Mentoring Scheme turns hierarchies on their heads, with junior colleagues coaching their senior partners. One pair – Lucy Eyers and Martin Hyde – explain how their relationship has led to shared insights and new plans.

Robots at the Gate: Barclays Report on Technology and the Future of Work

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New technology is changing our work and social lives at unprecedented speed and intensity.

Leaps in technological advancement are nothing new, and innovation often results in incredible step changes in the home and the workplace: the printing presses of the 1400s widened access to books (and therefore knowledge) for the first time; the Industrial Revolution’s mechanisation led to an explosion in both industrial output and urbanisation; cars, aeroplanes and the internet have connected people around the world like never before.

Charging Up for the Energy Revolution

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A dramatic ‘Energy Revolution’ is currently underway, both in the UK and around the world. This involves a shift away from polluting, fossil fuel-intensive power generation and towards embracing renewable technologies. This revolution will fundamentally change everything from how we power our vehicles to how we heat our homes over the coming decades. It also has far-reaching implications for infrastructure funding, which will also, ultimately, create investment opportunities.

Three Quarters of Mid-sized UK Businesses Investing in Green Initiatives Benefit Commercially

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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 
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  • Three quarters (73%) of businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour
  • A third (31%) are taking environmental action ‘because it’s the right thing to do’ and 27% because they want ‘to be recognised as an environmentally responsible business’
  • Lack of funds (19%) and concerns about return on investment (16%) were the most commonly cited financial worry 

Barclays Analysis: Rising to the Water Challenge

From Barclays and Columbia Water Center
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Water is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural resources for life on earth. Without access to good quality freshwater, human, animal and plant survival is impossible, while many industries are also highly dependent on reliable sources of water for their day-to-day operations and long-term viability.

However, factors such as climate variability, droughts, growing populations and economic expansion are all placing greater demand on the available water sources.

My Working Day: Making Fintech Ideas a Reality at Barclays Eagle Lab

by Hannah Cameron
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My alarm goes off… at 8:30am! I live really near the office in London’s tech centre in Shoreditch, so I’m able to leap out of bed and be in the office just before 9am. On my way to work I walk through Whitecross Street Market where I can smell the food stalls setting up in the morning.

“This Is My Dream Job”: The Barclays Agricultural Apprentice Programme

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Barclays runs the only agricultural apprenticeship programme in banking, giving candidates the chance to gain experience in the farming sector while earning a university level or professional qualification. We talk to two apprentices, Bethan Morgan and Samuel Youds, about ‘earning while you learn’ – and why they are passionate about supporting farmers.

How Barclays Helps Prepare People for the Workplace

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In 2017 Barclays helped upskill 2.1m people through our flagship LifeSkills and Connect with Work programmes.

The challenge: The global labour market is undergoing major structural changes with far-reaching implications for future workforces.

Our ambition: We aim to address unemployment by focusing on three key areas - upskilling, training and creating employment.

Read about our access to employment progress in our ESG Report.

Barclays HeForShe Ambassador Srishti Warman on Promoting Gender Equality in India

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On International Women’s Day, we talk to Barclays Business Analyst Srishti Warman about her work promoting gender equality in India – and how her commitment to “making a difference” began as a child.

How Barclays Uses Inclusive Financial Systems to Promote Economic and Social Progress

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In 2017 Barclays helped empower 205,180 people through a range of financial and digital skills initiatives.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.

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