The path to public-sector sustainability is paved with good intentions

The path to public-sector sustainability is paved with good intentions

ESOS Phase 2: How to get maximum value from the compliance process

ESOS Phase 2: How to get maximum value from the compliance process

It's official: the compliance period for Phase 2 of the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is underway and qualifying organisations are now able to begin the compliance process.

How should the world react to US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement? Ignore Trump and get on with the job

How should the world react to US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement? Ignore Trump and get on with the job

In pursuit of his America First agenda, Donald Trump has announced that he wants America to be the first country to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, just seven months after it entered into force.

Smart is beautiful: Low-carbon cities, as if people mattered

Smart is beautiful: Low-carbon cities, as if people mattered

In 2015, humanity reached a significant tipping point with over 50% of people now living in cities, yet this half of the population account for as much as three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions (depending on what you include in the measurement).

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". So begins Charles Dickens' novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in Paris and London during the French Revolution. Fast forward to the 21st century and Paris, London and many other cities are undergoing a very different type of revolution - this time an environmental one. And it is still the best of times and the worst of times.

Is it really possible to make a business plan for zero carbon?

Is it really possible to make a business plan for zero carbon?

The Carbon Trust's managing director (advisory) Hugh Jones outlines four practical tools that corporates are using to create a sustainable roadmap to 2050.

Global warming's terrifyingly wrong maths

Global warming's terrifyingly wrong maths

Adding up emissions numbers can lead to some serious consequences for businesses. It isn't as straightforward as 2+2=4, but when you scrutinise the numbers in detail then it can do some real damage to company value. Just ask Volkswagen.

Consumers behaving badly

Consumers behaving badly

I'm a hypocrite. I understand far better than most people the likely negative consequences of climate change and the urgent need for action.

Business leaders need to set a course to prevent corporate titans from sinking like the Titanic

Business leaders need to set a course to prevent corporate titans from sinking like the Titanic

Imagine a ship going full steam ahead into dangerous waters. The captain stands on the deck with a telescope in hand, but is not looking through it to watch for dangers that could lie just over the horizon.