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London Stansted Airport has carried out a programme of leak detection and pipe repair that has reduced water consumption on the site by nearly a third and water use in 2011 fell by 205m litres compared with the year before. Sustainable Business finds out more.
Air pollution is recognised as a risk to human health. But, says Jim Mills, different strategies for measuring Black Carbon could improve lives - and help the fight against climate change
A single piece of data has helped to transform the European motor industry. But, says Ramon Arratia, it isn't a complete solution
In the third piece in our five-part series 'As If People Matter', Michael Townsend discusses the qualities that business leaders must show to shine in a changing world
The development of aviation through the 20th century was inspiring. But, says Peter McManners, greener air vehicles must launch a Third Golden Age
Could shale gas production make an important contribution to the future UK power supply? The prospect of hydrofracking alarms environmentalists. But, says Rob Bell, politicians will find it difficult to resist
According to the gas industry, natural gas is the perfect bridge fuel to civilisation's sustainable future - solving peak oil and helping the battle against climate change. David Strahan weighs up the evidence
Cemex UK has invested heavily on improving its environmental performance, with the focus now turning to alternative fuels
With its new environmental programme, the global giant FedEx intends to bring change to the company and communities
McDonald's has committed to improving the sustainability of its beef production - and much more besides
As a leading public transport company Go-Ahead has a big carbon footprint. But the firm is taking positive steps to reduce it
As part of its sustainability agenda, Heineken International aims to cut its emissions and water use - and empower local communities
By investing in environmentally sustainable production, Diageo has shown its commitment to a green vision of the future
Armed with a new list of expert recommendations, Whitbread is aiming to lead the hospitality sector towards sustainability
It has been hailed as a people's palace - and one of the most significant cultural projects undertaken in the UK for years that is set to transform the lives of millions. As the striking new Library of Birmingham takes shape, Simon Dingle explains how a clear sustainability plan was the key to Carillion's successful bid to become Birmingham City Council's construction partner on the project
SMEs can benefit both economically and environmentally from waste. Ian Goodfellow explains how the waste management industry, the Responsibility Deal and new regulation are all making a difference
In the second of our five-part series 'As If People Matter', Michael Townsend explains how engaging people is vital in making a successful and lasting transition towards sustainable business and delivering tangible business benefits
In this, the first of a five-part series, 'As If People Matter', covering all perspectives of a people-centred approach to sustainability in business, Michael Townsend explains how the strategy links to superior business - and economic - performance
Mandatory carbon reporting is looming - but opinion remains divided over whether this additional regulation is an effective way of driving emissions down or just extra red tape. Mike Scott reports
The world is going through a major economic transition in which capitalism must evolve. Michael Townsend considers the €~strategic icebergs€™ on the horizon €" and how businesses should respond
Washrooms can account for a significant percentage of water use in offices. But, say Ann Durrant and Alexandra McKay, companies can reduce their impact on this natural resource and save money by switching from lotion to foam soaps and changing their employees handwashing technique
Urban areas can provide homes for many species and plants that bring a multitude of benefits to the population. Dr Richard Delahay and Mark Line, explain why companies should strive to
contribute to a richer environment by enhancing the biodiversity
The pressure to report may be increasing - but that doesn't mean your company has to jump into the reporting pool. Elaine Cohen outlines ten valid arguments for the debut CSR report to be put on hold
As the UK's energy market changes to answer a complex set of challenges, how should energy buyers respond? Should they stick with traditional procurement strategies focused on lowest price outcomes, or consider alternative approaches to deliver long-term value-for-money? Sid Cox explains the issues and suggests some answers
The close links between water and energy mean that efficiencies made in one sector have a beneficial effect in the other. Businesses and investors must be alert to the fact, says Mike Scott.
From New Year's Day, airlines operating in Europe became subject to emissions restrictions - now the EU's controversial new trading scheme has come into force. How, asks Mike Scott, does it affect the industry?
What will the future be like in terms of consumer lifestyles in 2025? And how will these be affected by sustainability issues? The FutureScapes project aims to find out. Chris Clifton reports
Bulmers is supporting the campaign for the restoration of England's lost hedgerows as part of its sustainability programme
Sustainability has become key to Anglian Water's investment decision-making as it looks to minimise environmental impacts
Erik Jaques meets Sam Caglione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head brewery
Environmental ambitions have been placed at the very heart of the global packaging firm Tetra Pak's business
Canon has been going green for years. And now the company has cracked the problem of recycling toner bottles
Improving the environmental performance and energy efficiency of its products has put Sony on the path to sustainability
Erik Jaques meets Samantha Heath, the chief executive of London Sustainability Exchange
Erik Jaques meets Bob Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California Assembly and co-founder Renewable Capital
A business scorecard with innovation targets is central to Jaguar Land Rover's plans for a leaner and greener future
Seafood company John West is determined to continue putting sustainable fishing practices at the heart of its business
Tom Idle meets Martin Charter, director of the Centre for Sustainable Design
Erik Jaques meets Chip Conley, executive chairman and chief creative officer, Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Speedy, one of the UK's biggest providers of equipment rental and support services, has launched a new sustainability strategy called One Plan - and is urging suppliers to keep up or risk losing out.
The UK's biggest brewer has set out its environmental goals for the future, promising to divert all production waste away from landfill for each of its four sites by the end of 2012.
In 2007, Stef Kranendijk, CEO of Desso, a European carpet manufacturer based in the Netherlands had to decide a route forward for the company.
Tom Idle meets Trewin Restorick, CEO of the Global Action Plan
David Strahan meets David MacKay, chief scientific adviser, DECC
The Timberland Company has opened a new store in San Francisco, which it says is one of its most eco-conscious to date.
The Athens-based Coca-Cola Hellenic makes its debut Leaders appearance thanks to its rigorous reporting and CSR activities across the 28 countries in which it operates. It is the first European food and beverage company to reach an 'A+' rating according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for its CSR report.
Tom Idle meets Jeremy Darroch, CEO BSkyB
Katie Coyne meets Rachel Brown, CEO and founder of New Zealand's Sustainable Business Network
The sprawling global logistics and transportation business FedEx is taking its commitment to sustainability to the next level.
Erik Jaques meets Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara