Mandatory carbon reporting
Budget 2016: 10 green pledges we all want to hear George Osborne make
From retaining mandatory carbon reporting requirements and confirming support for renewables through to supporting SMEs on energy efficiency and developing a thriving circular economy - is today the day that Chancellor George Osborne finally announces a Climate Budget that delivers on the UK Government's big green promises?
'Game-changers': BT and M&S top FTSE100 on carbon management
Telecommunications giant BT has secured top spot in a report of the carbon reporting performance of the top 100 companies floated on the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE 100).
Green noise: Is sustainability reporting becoming too complex?
The multifaceted landscape of sustainability reporting has become overwhelming for businesses and is leading to a general lack of engagement around CSR communication.
Ed Davey: ESOS regulation will accelerate UK's green growth
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has fended off criticism of the Government's impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), insisting that a regulatory approach to improving the nation's energy efficiency is the right one.
Taking stock of green business
The advent of sustainable strategy continues to have an unprecedented impact on the stock market. Today, the environmental policy of a business and future energy forecasts are a vital consideration for financiers in determining just how investable a company is. Schneider Electric's Richard Badham investigates how to ensure your sustainable strategy is aligned to profit potential.
Defra's red tape review to evaluate mandatory GHG reporting
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting for companies could soon be scrutinised, under the UK Government's Smarter Guidance and Data review.
Supply chain emissions progress stalling under 'confusing' policy landscape
Companies are increasingly recognising climate risk in their supply chains, but investment in emissions reductions programmes is going down, according to research out today.
Woodland schemes cutting down corporate emissions
Since the launch of the Woodland Carbon Code in 2011, UK businesses have become more aware of the benefits of emissions sequestration through the investment of sustainably managed woodlands. Leigh Stringer finds out how robust science is turning this scheme into a potential game-changer
In conversation with TUI Travel's James Whittingham
This week, TUI Travel's group environment manager James Whittingham talks to edie about the increasing popularity of sustainable holidays and why he thinks the human race can overcome environmental challenges.
Businesses must 'build resilience' through mandatory carbon reporting
As the mandatory carbon reporting regulation comes into effect this month many businesses could be missing an opportunity to safe-guard their operations, says Martin Baxter.
Safe-guarding operations with mandatory reporting
Through the experience gained from the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), there has been an air of self-assurance amongst businesses affected by the mandatory carbon reporting regulation that has come into effect this month. Although businesses are confident that their reporting mechanisms will meet these requirements, they could be missing an opportunity to safe-guard operations against the risks posed by climate change. Leigh Stringer investigates
Manchester United loses premier position in CRC league table
Premiership football team Manchester United has fallen a massive 487 places from top of the table to 488th place in the latest (and last) Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance League Table, published today.
Mandatory carbon reporting must be extended to all large companies
At a seminar to influential business leaders this week, Defra Under-Secretary of State Lord de Mauley described what businesses could expect from the mandatory carbon reporting guidelines, amid calls to extend it to all large companies.
Resource efficiency starts with energy say business leaders
Energy has been voted the number one priority by business leaders in their efforts to improve resource efficiency throughout their organisations, according to exclusive research.
Hospitality sector: fighting the downturn through energy efficiency
With the introduction of the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme this summer, the hospitality sector has had to work hard to become a more energy efficient industry. Leigh Stringer looks at how businesses in this struggling sector are dealing with new government legislation and how they attempt to stabilise and improve profits through staff engagement and energy efficiency.
ANALYSIS: Has reshuffle dealt Defra a poor hand?
The exit of Caroline Spelman from Defra's secretarial post yesterday was one of the first predicted in the hours leading up to Cameron's first major cabinet reshuffle since the coalition took office. That in itself is significant.
Economic growth 'no choice' but to be green - CBI
CBI director general John Cridland has said that the choice between going green and economic growth is a "false" one.
More than a third of financial directors against carbon reporting
Despite strong business support more than a third of financial directors oppose the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting (MCR), a new poll has revealed.
CRC 'stealth tax' damaging attempts to cut carbon
New research being presented to Parliament today (May 17) indicates that attempts to encourage some of the UK's largest organisations to cut carbon have been hit by a change in government policy.
Sustainability reporting needs board level buy-in, says Defra
Businesses must take a long-term view to sustainability reporting if they want create cost savings, improve resource efficiency and attract investors, according to a Defra spokesperson.
Businesses call on Clegg to introduce carbon reporting
Leading UK businesses and NGOs have called on the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to introduce mandatory carbon emissions reporting (MCR) for big companies.
GHG Reporting and Rio+20 - an international context
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) executive director of policy, Martin Baxter, considers how delaying the decision on mandatory carbon reporting will impact on international sustainability commitments.
Carbon reporting delay 'costly and bureaucratic', say businesses
A move by government to delay mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting is proving costly and bureaucratic for businesses, an edie poll has revealed.
UPDATED: Government fails to reach decision on carbon reporting
UK businesses have slammed the Government's lack of decision in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mandatory reporting as "unacceptable" and "deplorable".