The newsletter of the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility provides a monthly round-up of news from the Churches and other sources in the areas of economic justice, human rights and environmental sustainability.
The latest newsletter highlights a campaign to urge banks to invest in renewables, debate about the role of faith in business, and a new project which will focus on Mining and solidarity with churches in countries where human rights and environmental safety is threatened by global mining companies, beginning with the Philippines.
A new report from the Fairtrade Foundation and Traidcraft, 'Brexit: Let's change trade for good', says that new figures show Brexit could make or break farmers from some of the poorest countries by creating fairer trade or it could result in at least £1 billion in extra taxes. www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/media-centre/news/march-2017/brexit
Church Action on Poverty has warned about zero-hours contracts, after the number of workers employed on the controversial work arrangements reached a record high. www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Churches-debt-counsellors-warns-of-job-insecurity-after-zero-hours-contracts-rise
For the fourth year in a row Sainsbury's - unlike Morrison's, Tesco and Waitrose - has refused to stock The Real Easter Egg, created by Meaningful Chocolate Company, a Fairtrade Easter egg that teaches the Christian Easter story. www.christiantoday.com/article/why.wont.sainsburys.stock.this.christian.easter.egg/106040.htm