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Greening Government ICT strategy update »

The UK government has published its second annual report on implementation of the Greening Government ICT strategy, showing good progress on embedding green ICT thinking and processes.

The status of the social impact investing market »

A report for the Cabinet Office outlines the new but growing market for social impact investing, in which private capital is invested to intentionally create positive environmental and social outcomes as well as financial returns.

Community Life Survey finds resurgence in volunteering »

The Community Life Survey, commissioned by Cabinet Office, provides statistics on issues key to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, charitable giving, community engagement and well-being.

News round-up: Greening Government, sustainable palm oil, Behavioural Bulletin, One Planet Centre »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: progress on Greening Government Commitments, new criterion for sustainable palm oil, recent behavioural science research, new home for One Planet Centre.

Departmental business plans demonstrate mainstreaming of sustainable development »

On 31 May 2012 Government departments published updated business plans for 2012/13, including details of how each department is mainstreaming sustainable development in its policy commitments and projects.

Applying behavioural insights for sustainable policy »

The Behavioural Insights Team’s first Annual Update summarises its work and highlights examples of the application of behavioural insights, including the encouragement of more sustainable behaviours and lifestyles.

Mainstreaming sustainable development: progress so far »

Defra's Head of Sustainable Development Jonathan Tillson reviews progress since the publication in February 2011 of Mainstreaming Sustainable Development, the Coalition Government's vision for sustainable development.

Efficient ICT: Greener Government »

14 September 2011, London: How ICT can provide better public service for less cost while contributing sustainability benefits, following the launch of the Government ICT strategy and commitment to green standards.

Environmental Audit Committee recommends minister for sustainable development »

The Environmental Audit Committee's report on Embedding sustainable development across Government recommends that the Cabinet Office takes on responsibility for driving the agenda from the centre of Government.

A new action plan for green Government »

Following David Cameron’s announcement in May that this would be the “greenest government ever”, Defra has published a new action plan to drive sustainable operations and procurement across Government.