UN Global Compact: Corporates must stop 'cherry-picking' the SDGs
Greene King saving more than 600,000 pints of water daily since water retail switch
Pub chain and brewer Greene King has revealed that it is saving more than 600,000 pints of water each day since obtaining a self-supply licence to deliver its own water and wastewater services last year.
The SDG roundtable: Getting engaged with the Global Goals - Part Two
edie brings you the second part of an exclusive roundtable discussion hosted in association with DNV GL which explored how businesses can drive engagement with the Government, consumers and suppliers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The £1bn opportunity: How new Government funding could spur the low-carbon transition
After the Government announced that it will pour £1bn of funding into innovative research and development projects across the UK, edie explores five areas of the green economy which could use a funding boost if the nation is to reach future carbon targets.
London City Corporation launches capital's low-emission parking tariff
The City of London Corporation has announced that it will launch what it claims is the capital's first "environmentally-friendly" parking tariff, offering discounted parking rates for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid drivers in a bid to incentivise sustainable travel.
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ACE UK partners with Cornwall Council to boost beverage carton recycling rates
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) has partnered with Cornwall Council to open a set of new recycling banks for food and drink cartons and paper coffee cups across the region, in a bid to boost recycling rates for the items.
UBS doubles sustainable portfolio of assets to almost £2bn
Financial services firm UBS has today (August 14) announced that it now manages £1.93bn worth of assets through its sustainable portfolio, more than double the size from when it first launched seven months ago.
edie's next 30-minute masterclass: How to implement the circular economy
Sustainability professionals seeking to drive value from the transition to a circular economy are invited to take part in a free, online masterclass taking place on Wednesday 12 September.
Is renewable energy just a 'passing trend' for businesses?
Despite the strong progress that the business world has made in driving the renewables revolution in recent months, a new survey of 1,000 UK-based utility decision makers has revealed that more than a quarter (27%) believe that renewable energy is "just a passing trend".
Solar-powered breweries and Ikea's electric rickshaws: The sustainability success stories of the week
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"We've helped build the story internally that this issue of sustainability is increasingly important."
"Leadership follows a curve of distribution. We will be seeing critical mass pretty soon."
"By taking leadership in your sector you can drive it to improve and enhance sustainability."
"Sustainability is no longer an option, it's a necessity and has to be the heart of your strategy."