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’
It is disappointing that many companies begrudgingly treat sustainability as a compliance exercise – which costs them money and can limit the social and environmental benefits. There is a better way: solutions to today’s business challenges can be both profitable and sustainable, with new value available if companies can think a little differently.
Is there anyone out there thinking strategically about rewarding their staff to reflect – perhaps even further – their business’s green objectives?
How will we learn the skills to do the jobs of tomorrow? To answer this and other questions businesses are increasingly asking about skills, recruitment and training in the green sector, GreenWise is publishing a major Green Skills and Training Focus throughout the month of September 2011.
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.
With so many conferences on offer, using a checklist to evaluate the value of attending an event will help ensure a return on the cost of attendance and the time spent out of the office. What do you think of our GreenWise Conference Checklist and what is your advice?
Last month, DECC announced it was launching a fast-track review into the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) microgeneration subsidy scheme for solar installations over 50 kilowatt (kW) in size. So who is right in the ‘big versus small’ solar subsidy debate currently raging between Government and the solar industry?