I had the opportunity to go and listen to Bill Clinton speak about resource scarcity in Oxford last week. And, it was an impressive speech – deserving of a far bigger audience than the several dozen that got to hear it.
Global Footprint Network’s latest annual report makes the case that recent financial turmoil in Greece, Italy and elsewhere was fuelled, in large part, by rising resource costs. But until recently they have not been a major determinant of a country’s economic success.
Millions of people have been told to stop using their hosepipes or face a £1000 fine, but what is the potential impact of water shortages on businesses, which sectors are most at risk, and what should they be doing about it?
The Environment Agency will launch a new web-based information service next month to help businesses plan for climate change. So is it time we all took a closer look at how resilient our businesses are to extreme weather events?
The feedback we get from clients, employers and individual readers is for clearer information on jobs, skills, training and courses that are available in the green business sector.
Are you small business looking to reduce your carbon footprint, but need a helping hand? The Mayday Network was set up by HRH Prince Charles in 2007 with the aim of mobilising UK businesses on climate change. It is about to launch a new SME friendly online tool to help the growing number of small businesses keen to respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.
It feels like 90 per cent of businesses in the UK still do not understand the meaning of the word business sustainability and there is a desperate need for education and training, particularly among small to medium-sized businesses.
We’ve all heard of climate change, but few of us, it seems, are preparing our businesses to adapt to the effects of it. Last week, the Government launched a free toolkit specifically to help small and medium-sized companies make their operations climate resilient. GreenWise Blog gave it a test run and gives its assessment.