Archive for 'Business'

Love Your Clothes »

The Love Your Clothes campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we buy, use and dispose of, helping meet the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan targets.

Carrot or stick? How to achieve a sustainable diet »

Toby Pickard, senior sustainability analyst at the IGD, looks at shopper attitudes towards achieving a sustainable diet, the challenges surrounding this and the implications for the food and consumer goods industry.

New biodiversity management standard »

A new standard aims to provide authorities, developers, planners and local government ecologists with the necessary information and methodology to make sound decisions on biodiversity issues.

Discerning diners »

New research for the Sustainable Restaurant Association finds that diners are prepared to pay more for sustainable meals and now care more about the nutritional value of meals and the sustainable practices of restaurants.

DIY sector beats waste targets »

DIY businesses signed up to the Home Improvement Sector Commitment have achieved an 83% reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill and a 25% reduction in packaging, surpassing the Commitment aims.

New initiatives mark anniversary of international standard for sustainable events »

Positive Impact is marking the first anniversary of the International Standard for Event Sustainability Management Systems, ISO 20121, with a series of free webinars and educational materials.

Making the business case for adapting to climate change »

New guidance from the IEMA and the Environment Agency will help environment and sustainability professionals develop a thorough business case and secure senior management buy-in for addressing climate risks.

Controlling ash dieback – the importance of biosecurity »

ADAS Arboricultural Consultant Ian Braddock gives an overview of the disease Chalara fraxinea (more commonly known as Ash Dieback) and the importance of biosecurity in preventing its spread.

The Circular Economy 100 »

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new programme, The Circular Economy 100 (CE100), to help businesses aspiring to transition to a circular economy model, in which resources circulate or re-enter the biosphere safely.

Sustainable development in business recognised in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise »

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013 have recognised nine businesses for their outstanding achievement in sustainable development, defined as any activity which ‘ensures a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come’.