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New ACT programme seeks to assess transformative business models

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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New methodologies to quantify the preparation of companies in the utilities, transport and retail sectors in shifting towards a low-carbon economy look set to be deployed, after year-long pilot projects highlighted the needs of these sectors.



Businesses call for SDGs to act as a pillar for long-term environmental policy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT

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More than 60 organisations have called on the UK Government to place the spirit and aims of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of the proposed 25 Year Environment Plan to foster natural capital valuation and increase business prosperity.



Flexibility needed 'urgently' to avoid spiralling renewable costs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:43:00 GMT

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The Government needs to "act urgently" to deliver a more flexible power system and avoid "spiralling" costs from the integration of renewables, the UK Energy Research Centre has warned.



HSBC revamps deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02:00 GMT

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HSBC has launched a new zero-deforestation policy following a Greenpeace investigation which linked the banking corporation to organisations that have been destroying Indonesia's rainforests.



UK should consider new 2025 recycling targets, claims EIC

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT

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The UK should consult on new recycling targets for 2025 to boost investor confidence in the waste sector, according to a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).



The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 21 - Getting engaged with sustainability

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:00 GMT

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It's all about engagement this month on edie and for this special episode of the podcast we sit down with the experts to discuss the most effective ways of ensuring your key stakeholders are on-board and engaged with your sustainability strategy.



First-class sustainability: How Royal Mail is leading the way on employee engagement

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:42:00 GMT

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Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change winner at the Sustainability Leaders Awards, Royal Mail Group explains how it has implemented an ambitious, company-wide engagement programme to deliver sustainability success.



Twinings brews up new human rights framework in CSR drive

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:04:00 GMT

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British tea brand Twinings has launched a pioneering global sustainability framework as part of a mission to improve the lives of half a million people in the global tea supply chain by 2020.



Lord Drayson and Moovit unveil air monitoring transport app for UK commuters

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:49:00 GMT

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Commuters attempting to navigate around London and other UK cities on public transport can now generate routes that keep clear of areas with high levels of air pollution, through a new data collection add-on for the world's number one transport app Moovit.



Tech giants rally behind US energy storage market

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:54:00 GMT

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A US-based coalition featuring companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla as members has applauded the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to open-up US wholesale electricity markets to energy storage and demand response initiatives.



Innovative battery system links solar park to the grid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:31:00 GMT

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A pioneering £1m battery storage system in Somerset will transfer power to the local electricity network after linking directly to a nearby 1.5MW solar park.



Harrogate Water turns to iconic Tidyman logo to raise recycling awareness

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

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As reports emerge that UK ministers are likely to reject a plastic bottle deposit scheme, Britain's largest independent bottled water company has agreed to place the iconic 'Tidyman' logo on its products in a new partnership with Keep Britain Tidy.



WWF: Third-party sustainability standards can advance SDG progress for business

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:41:00 GMT

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Businesses can contribute strongly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards, a new report from WWF has claimed.



Technology growth can spur low-carbon energy system and save $1.6trn, says report

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:58:00 GMT

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The rapid rise of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) could save between $900bn to $1.6trn to the global economy by 2035, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).



London to enforce world's 'toughest' vehicle emissions charge in October, says Sadiq Khan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:42:00 GMT

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The "toughest" emission standard of any world city will enter into force in London from October 23, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan today (17 February) confirmed a £10 T-Charge to help curb air pollution in the capital.



Corporate Governance Reform must account for long-term sustainability, says IEMA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:47:00 GMT

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Attempts to enhance the competitiveness of UK businesses through the Corporate Governance Reform should account for long-term financial performances covering environmental and social factors, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has claimed.



The Climate Group strengthens leadership team

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMT

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The Climate Group has today (16 February) bolstered its global leadership team with the double appointment of a new chief executive and a UK board trustee.



Financial giants repeat calls for G20 to phase-out fossil fuel support

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:50:00 GMT

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The financial sector is calling on G20 governments to sever ties with the fossil fuel sector, as 16 major companies with assets under management worth $2.8trn signed a joint statement for governments to phase-out subsidies by 2020.



Sustainably attired: H&M and Mango launch ethical fashion collections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:02:00 GMT

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Multinational clothing brands H&M and Mango have unveiled new sustainable fashion collections made from organic and recycled materials.



Smurfit Kappa hits certification goal for sustainably-sourced packaging

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:26:00 GMT

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Global paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has completed its goal of ensuring that 90% of all packaging sold to consumers is Chain of Custody certified, demonstrating full-transparency and a willingness to source from verified certification systems.