Scottish referendum: could more referendums gives us the ‘greenest Government ever’?


The financial crisis saw a run on the banks, and the Scottish referendum could cause a ‘run’ on the UK Parliament. So should we be looking at referendums as the best way to ensure we really can get the ‘greenest government ever’?

Water sustainability: five takeaways from World Water Week

Water stress is already becoming a challenge for many businesses in their operations and supply chains. Last week, World Water Week, the annual forum for sharing insights and case studies on water sustainability, was held in Stockholm. Here are my five takeaways for business.

Renewable energy and PPAs: why indie generators deserve a better deal


it’s difficult for small renewable generators to ensure that they get the best price for their Power Purchase Agreement, with some missing out on the opportunity of getting a 60 per cent better price for their export power. But what can be done to change this?

B2B content marketing: how to plan a simple strategy for your green business


CIM’s The Marketer Magazine is running a webinar entitled ‘B2B content marketing: how to set a strategy for an SME then run a simple, cost-effective programme’. It is free and highly relevant to any SME looking to use content marketing to grow its business.

The business risks in ignoring the ‘Triple Bottom Line’

M&S Plan A

Looking at corporate responsibility in terms of the risk posed by not doing anything can be extremely beneficial. But how? We look at how to turn risk tobenefit across five areas: stakeholders, consumer demands, company reputation, shareholder expectations and transparency.

Myth: investors are more likely to be cynical than ethical

financing businesses to go green

The idea that people are naturally cynical investors, blocking out ethical concerns in the search for profit, is a myth. It is also a myth that investors want their financial institutions to act in the same cynical narrow way.

Could gamification and humanisation provide the answers to increasing recycling rates in the home?

'Less' - making recycling a social effort

Gamification and humanisation look to be at the heart of future approaches to recycling, if winners of an online innovation platform competition aiming to improve the way people deal with domestic waste is anything to go by.

Why can’t I find a decent plumber for my biomass-powered heating system?

Biomass heating system

How do you find a good biomass heating plumber? The short answer is with enormous difficulty.

Is green investment finally going mainstream?

Bank station 48 sheet

A recent ad campaign by renewable energy crowdfunding platform Abundance saw people clicking online at rates that beat the market average by a factor or 10 or more. So, does this mean that green and ethical investments are finally going mainstream?

Bushcraft business: can nature inspire the next ‘industrial’ revolution?

Bushcraft is a good for staff to reconnect with nature

Bushcraft is a great way to reconnect staff to nature, and biomimicry – the study of nature to inform technology – is increasingly shaping the way we do business.