Due to the hinted negligence of the world’s top eight political leaders on climate change at the G* summit this week, it is clear now that it is up to private corporations of different sizes to lead the charge on global sustainability measures.
Last week, global branding consultancy Interbrand published its ‘3rd Best Global Green Brands’ report. The report shows that consumers are responding to big brands that have compelling sustainability stories to tell. So why aren’t we hearing more of these stories?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is responsible for delivering 13 key Government projects that over their lifetime will be worth £81 billion, but it is currently withholding details on how 12 of those projects are progressing – including on the Green Deal, smart meters and electricity market reform. Why?
Carbon Insetting enables companies to help firms in their own supply chain cut their carbon emissions, thereby delivering direct value back to carbon investor. But will it replace carbon offsetting?
If retailers and food and beverage companies are serious about tackling food waste and promoting responsible consumption why is the BOGOF (buy-one-get-one-free) still being used as a marketing device to sell products?
Do you know where the money in your pension is invested? If you are like the decreasing number of people in the UK who actually have a pension then the likelihood is that you have very little information about where your money is invested and how it is being used to generate a return.
As with all sound moves in society and business in particular, there comes a time when there is no need to refer to a particular initiative specifically because it has been adopted universally and has become part of doing ordinary business. The question is, have we reached that tipping point where the majority of businesses not only recognise the need for sustainability but are now actively pursuing it?
With environmental leadership floundering at the very top of our ‘greenest government ever’, we thought it would be a good exercise to look at who has brought about some real green leadership through their work and vision. So here is our ‘Top 10 Environmental Leaders’
The business case for adopting a ‘closed loop’ approach was previously easy to ignore. But rising commodity prices, expensive energy and increasing landfill costs have done much to push circular economy thinking into the boardroom. And the ‘Dame celebre’ of sailing, Ellen MacArthur, believes she can help it happen faster.
Wave energy could provide over 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs, and we’re closer than ever to turning this potential into reality. But we need a more intelligent approach to make sure this happens.