World Water Week: Valuing our natural environment

World Water Week: Valuing our natural environment

World Water Day - How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies

World Water Day - How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water, discusses the action we can take together on World Water Day to ensure the resilience of our water supplies

The 25 Year Environment Plan: reasons to look on the bright side

The 25 Year Environment Plan: reasons to look on the bright side

After months of anticipation the UK's 25 Year Environment Plan was launched yesterday. Unlike some others, I believe it is a positive step. These are my top reasons to look on the bright side:

The key business takeaways from COP23

The key business takeaways from COP23

So, COP 23 has come and gone, with little attention in the media. Expectations were for a technically focused meeting, working through some of the detail needed to bring the Paris agreement to life. Does this mean that there was little in it of business interest? Far from it, there were some important outcomes that provide real opportunities for business leadership. Here are my key takeaways.

Four ways to create real business value by addressing climate change

Four ways to create real business value by addressing climate change

BITC member Carbon Clear's chief executive Mark Chadwick outlines why acknowledging and acting on climate change has evolved from mitigation practices to capturing holistic business opportunities.

Thinking outside the box: going circular

Thinking outside the box: going circular

Many businesses now recognise the importance of moving towards a circular economy; the environmental imperatives stare us straight in the face. We cannot continue along a linear path of take, make, dispose forever, or indeed for much longer. It is simply not sustainable for the planet nor for long term value creation within business. The potential size of the prize of a more circular approach for the economy and society is also large.

What if? An innovative outlook on the environment

What if? An innovative outlook on the environment

This week, hundreds of people from the business world, academia and the general public are gathering in North East England for a very special festival of innovation, looking to address a range of environmental and societal issues.

Celebrating success for business and the environment

Celebrating success for business and the environment

This week I attended our 2017 Awards Gala Dinner. Always an inspiring event where the very best of responsible business is celebrated, what I found most encouraging last night was the focus on the environment across all areas.

Smart Growth: bringing together business and society to tackle climate change

Smart Growth: bringing together business and society to tackle climate change

Last week I was honoured to be a key note speaker at Business in the Community (BITC) Smart Growth Summit supported by EDF Energy during Responsible Business Week, marking the 10th anniversary of the Prince of Wales' call for businesses to address climate change.

Smart Growth: Achieving the two-degree economy

Smart Growth: Achieving the two-degree economy

Ten years ago, HRH The Prince of Wales put out a mayday call for business to take collaborative action to tackle the global challenge of climate change.