Bringing together information from companies, government agencies, business groups, activist groups and academic institutions, amongst others, announced its free resources on 18 July including:

  • Government Gateway, featuring descriptions of more than 300 government programs that help companies improve their environmental and economic performance;
  • Mentor Center, a database of more than 250 companies, agencies, and other organisations offering hands-on technical assistance on environmental issues to large and small companies;
  • Business Toolbox, containing more than 100 reports, backgrounders, how-to articles, checklists, and other hands-on tools;
  • Awards Directory, with detailed information on dozens of national and local award and recognition programs that honour environmental leadership companies;
  • Descriptions of nearly 500 Web sites on business environmental issues;

The website has been started by Green Business Network, a non-profit organisation, and has the support of the Environmental Protection Agency. “There’s an overwhelming amount of information on business and the environment, but no easy means of accessing it — or of harnessing it to gain business value. Our goal is to make high-quality information and tools available to the broadest possible business audience,” said Green Business Network’s president, Joel Makower.

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