The firms are among a group of 'laggards' on the FTSE100 which are making only brief mention of issues such as meeting net-zero goals and reducing carbon emissions in their investor reports, the research from Insig AI found. It comes after Britain's Competition and Markets Authority announced it was launching an investigation into Asos, Boohoo and Asda over fears that they were 'greenwashing' - making sustainability claims about their clothes which could not be backed up.
From a (very) used Aston Martin to a golden gun, here's how you can cash in on the allure of James Bond... in A View to a Killing
To mark the 60th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr No, a major auction of 007 memorabilia is taking place next month. So how can you get involved in this exciting market - where soaring values have left investors not shaken but stirred? Auction house Christie's is selling James Bond movie props in two sales - a live sale on September 28 and an online auction between September 15 and October 5. The star attraction is an Aston Martin stunt car made for last year's Bond film No Time to Die - valued at £2million. This DB5 comes complete with 'Q' modifications, such as dummy mini-guns behind the headlights.
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There has been a crackdown on high-interest lenders, but pawnbrokers are going great guns already - a sign of the times, says RUTH SUNDERLAND
Rampant inflation is exposing the precarious situation in which many families have been existing for some time. This has been obscured by low interest rates and easy credit, but is now becoming plain. Some will try to earn their way out of trouble. The pandemic saw an increase in people in their fifties and sixties taking early retirement. Some will go back to work. Others may take second jobs. That is good news, if not for the individuals concerned, then for the economy, which is suffering labour shortages. Others will try to borrow their way out.
As Shell, BP and other big payers hand out cash, here's how to ride the £85bn dividend wave: Recession looms, but there IS some good news...
Dividends are the investor's friend. They power the pension funds many workers contribute to, while for many older investors they provide an important source of income at a time when household budgets are under relentless attack from rising prices. Although dividends are not loved by everyone (especially comfortably off socialist politicians) and can court controversy as happened last week with BP, they are an essential component of most people's financial armoury. Growing dividends enhance the wealth of many households - so we should welcome rather than criticise them.
Sports fans celebrating start of Premier League season may need to install extra technology if they wish to continue to watch their teams on TV
Subscription service Now is turning off the streaming facility for older smart televisions with inbuilt internet access, as offered by Samsung, early next month. Customers will need to order a £30 Fire TV stick, which plugs into the side of the television and streams using wi-fi, to have access. The gadget will be provided free until November 2 for existing subscribers who tap in an emailed promotion code when buying through Amazon.
SIMON LAMBERT: House prices look like they are soaring despite rate rises... but to take the property market's temperature look at what's not selling
When it comes to the property market it's not just the headline big house price report numbers you should look at, it's also worth keeping an eye on what's going on near you or where you'd like to buy. But there's another tip I'd give: if you really want to take the temperature of a local property market look at what isn't selling.
My cousin found 200 British Gas shares from its float in 1986 that she inherited - can she still claim these or are the certificates worthless?
My cousin recently found 200 shares in British Gas. The shares were purchased on the initial British Gas float by my late uncle that were then passed onto my cousin when he died in 1992. She has moved twice and not updated her details. How can she go about claiming the shares and what are they worth?
No recession for luxury cars: Lamborghini has SOLD OUT until 2024, Ferrari hits profit record and Bentley's business booms as the rich splash out
Supercar maker Lamborghini announced that sales are up 5% in its opening six months, though profits surged by a massive 70%. CEO Stephan Winkelmann also confirmed it already has enough orders to cover the entirety of next year's production run, ultimately meaning it has sold out of models until 2024. In the same week Ferrari revealed record sales and profits for the second quarter and Bentley reported its best ever financial results for the first half of a year, as the rich show no sign of slowing down when it comes to splurging on the world's most exclusive motors. Though it hasn't been all rosy for every luxury car brand - just ask Aston Martin after it recently confirmed that its losses had quadrupled in the opening six months.
Why investing in Japan's smaller and more nimble companies could pay off: Interview with Shin Nippon's Praveen Kumar
'One of the most attractive reasons why Japan is a rich hunting ground for growth companies is the underappreciated nature of these businesses,' says Praveen Kumar, manager of the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon investment trust. He argues that investors have an outdated view of Japan, looking at it through the prism of large traditional companies when, in fact, the make-up of the Japanese economy has shifted considerably and there is a sizeable number of smaller and more nimble firms.
Oxford Nanopore boss flies flag for UK science after others sell out to foreign buyers: Somebody has to make a stand - my biotech pioneer is NOT for sale
As chief executive of Oxford Nanopore, Gordon Sanghera's mission is reminiscent of a 1970s Martini ad: to enable the analysis of 'anything, by anyone, anywhere'. The genome sequencing company, which he co-founded and span out of Oxford University in 2005, is one of those rare beasts, an independent British biotechnology business listed on the London stock market. Sanghera, who floated Oxford Nanopore last autumn, is determined it stays that way, rather than falling into the hands of a foreign buyer. So much so that he holds 'anti-takeover shares' so he can repel unwanted predators.
In 1955 President Eisenhower signed an order declaring Oak Flat, which is in the Tonto National Forest 60 miles from state capital Phoenix, off-limits for mining. But since 2004 there has been a bitter struggle by Rio Tinto and fellow mining group BHP - through their Resolution Copper joint venture - to access the metal lying under Oak Flat, in opposition to locals. The project is now set to be at the centre of a Supreme Court battle that threatens to tarnish Rio's already damaged reputation.
'Charitable' pet food company Advanced Pets in Gloucester is serving up a dog's breakfast: TONY HETHERINGTON investigates
I ordered and paid for pet food, but received nothing. Emails were not answered and the phone was answered by an outside company advising that lines were busy. The firm asks for details and say someone will get back to you, but nobody ever does. The company issues invoices without any contact details. The Trustpilot review website has several people suggesting positive reviews are fake.
Range in reserve: Electric cars can keep going for up to 19 MILES after the onboard computer says they have zero range remaining, tests reveal
While traditional petrol and diesel cars can keep going for around 25 to 45 miles when the fuel light comes on, the big fear is that electric models will conk-out immediately when the range readout hits the dreaded 0%. However, What Car? says car makers are deliberately programming range readouts in EVs to be conservative to give drivers 'an emergency buffer' before running out of battery entirely. Of the cars tested, the £54,980 BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport had the biggest range reserve of 19 miles, while the bigger iX3 M Sport Pro SUV (£65,865) had the smallest at just 5 miles.
How to defend your pension from the taxman: Eight tips from the experts on keeping your retirement fund out of their clutches
No one wants to save up all their working life for a decent retirement only to get stuck with an avoidable tax bill. Unfortunately, there are many tax traps for the unwary when it comes to pensions. It's especially important to find out about them if you decide not to get financial advice when you start tapping your fund. We asked pension experts for their tips on what trips people up the most often, and how to keeping a retirement fund as safe as possible from the taxman.
Will there be a recession and what does the 0.5% rate hike mean for mortgages and savings? Bank of England ups base rate to 1.75% in biggest jump for 27 years
The Bank of England warned of a recession as it increased its base rate by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75 per cent, the biggest interest rate hike in 27 years and its sixth rise since December 2021. The aim is to get a grip on the soaring inflation, but the move will increase the cost of new fixed-rate and existing variable rate mortgages.
Inheritance tax tips: As the Treasury rakes in a record £6.1bn, here are eight ways to shield your family's wealth
Families shelled out a record £6.1billion in death duties last year, up by £729million in the previous 12 months. Experts say soaring house prices are partly to blame for pushing up the value of estates. At the same time, the threshold at which Inheritance Tax (IHT) kicks in has been frozen at £325,000 since 2009 - and is expected to remain the same until 2025/2026. It means more ordinary households could find themselves stung by the 40 per cent levy, which historically has affected only wealthier individuals.
CRANE ON THE CASE: I parked in more than one marked bay because of poor positioning of other cars - is Premier Park out of line to fine me £100?
Earlier this year, I parked my car in a local shopping centre which offers free parking. But shortly after I was issued with a Penalty Charge Notice by the operator, Premier Park, for £100. The reason given was that I had occupied more than one marked bay. That is true - but I didn't have any other option. I had parked my car between two others already parked, and to enable everyone to get in and out of their vehicles I parked equidistant between them, which put me over the marked line. If I hadn't, I would have not only blocked in the other drivers but risked damage to my own car and theirs. I was just being sensible and don't know why I should be punished for others' bad parking. I appealed to the independent appeals service Popla, but it rejected my appeal saying that I broke the car park's rules. Is there anything else I can do?
How overpaying your mortgage by £20 a month can save thousands: As rates climb clearing a loan quicker can pay off
Rough calculations compiled for Money Mail by mortgage advisory firm Private Finance show how much money borrowers with a £200,000 mortgage, taken out over 25 years on a 3.5 per cent rate, could save. Paying off an extra £200 a month would save £26,000 in interest payments alone, and clear the debt nearly six years earlier.
Out of the holiday loop? Overseas summer travel special on the This is Money podcast - our top tips for a successful trip
This summer has seen travel demand rebound and for many, it could be their first overseas jaunt since before the pandemic. For that reason, there may be some rusty holidaymakers out there. But fear not, Lee Boyce, Helen Crane and Georgie Frost are at hand to help get you in the holiday mood (kind of).
Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and a variety of charges can leave investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best. We pick some of the best. We also highlight why investing in an Isa makes sense, as it should protect your hopefully growing investments from tax forever.
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