Green GB Week
Plastics pacts, Mission Possible pledges and the Autumn Budget: Top 10 sustainability stories of October 2018
As October comes to a close and we begin to dust off our old Halloween costumes, edie rounds up some of the top sustainability stories and standout pieces of content from the last 31 days - from new collaborative commitments to plastic and Mission Possible pledges to the green economy measures outlined in this year's Budget.
From Green GB Week to baffling Budgets: There's still much to be done on sustainability
A lot can change in a fortnight. The UK's first Green GB Week highlighted the benefits of clean growth on an unprecedented level. But after this year's budget proved to be a mixed bag for the green economy, inspiration needs to convert into ongoing action if we are to bring about meaningful change.
Green GB Week: a UK policy wishlist to drive clean growth action
With the Government launching the nation's first-ever Green GB Week last week, dozens of sustainability experts met throughout the week to discuss the nation's clean growth agenda. Here, edie rounds up ten of their top green policy recommendations for the Government to place the UK on the road to a low-carbon economy.
Science-based targets: Are 2C goals ambitious enough in the wake of the IPCC report?
EXCLUSIVE: In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) landmark report into global warming, should businesses be encouraged to bolster their emission reduction goals to align with a 1.5C pathway?
Everything you may have missed: The sustainability success stories of Green GB Week
With the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the nation's first-ever Green GB Week this week, numerous new commitments, events and announcements were made. This round-up highlights some of the best sustainability success stories of the past seven days.
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Great Green GB Week relay
It's episode 50 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, and the edie team undergo a week-long podcasting relay, interviewing an array of sustainability experts from the likes of Adnams, BT, Good Energy, PwC and WWF as part of the UK Government's Green GB Week.
From Amazon to PwC: Meet the 67 companies to have made Mission Possible Pledges so far
EXCLUSIVE: As Green GB Week draws to close, edie can reveal that 65 businesses from across the country have announced an array of bold new sustainability commitments on edie's virtual Pledge Wall, with more to come.
BMW's closed-loop batteries and AI-powered beehives: The best innovations for Green GB Week
A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best.
PwC pledges to offset air travel emissions and source 100% renewable electricity
Professional services giant PwC has this week pledged to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations and to offset all emissions accounted for by flights taken by employees for business purposes.
Amazon pledges to install 20MW solar systems across UK fulfilment centres
Amazon has this week pledged to deploy 20MW of solar panels across its UK fulfilment centres, in a move that will slash its carbon footprint by 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
#GreenGB Week Infographic: Clean Growth in the UK
The Government's landmark Green GB Week, with edie acting as the official media partner, is taking place this week. To mark the occasion, edie has produced an insightful infographic showcasing the clean growth success stories that are driving the low-carbon revolution in the UK.
Clean Growth Fund spearheads Government's green finance commitments
As part of Green GB Week, the UK Government has announced a new £40m venture capital fund to help bring innovative clean technologies to market.
Science Based Targets initiative to support businesses with 1.5C goals in wake of IPCC report
The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) will place a renewed focus on assisting businesses in setting emissions reduction goals aligned with the 1.5C ambition of the Paris Agreement, a WWF official has revealed.
Sir David King: Urgent focus needed on climate 'restoration'
The UK Government's former chief scientific advisor Sir David King has called for a $150 carbon price to be implemented globally and for the UK Government to focus on a net-zero emissions policy for 2045 to start to "repair and restore" the climate.
John Lewis and Waitrose pledge to power entire delivery fleet with bio-methane by 2028
EXCLUSIVE: The John Lewis Partnership, which operates the John Lewis and Waitrose retailers, will convert its 500-strong fleet of diesel delivery trucks to be powered by bio-methane by 2028, as part of a new commitment published on edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall today (16 October).
BEIS announces green buildings drive and single-use plastics crackdown
EXCLUSIVE: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (16 October) underlined its commitment to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing its estate emissions by 66% through two new commitments that have been posted on edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall.
Science-based targets: BT and Capgemini to discuss adoption strategies in edie's next webinar
Individuals looking to adopt and implement science-based targets for their business are encouraged to tune into a free webinar this month, featuring expert insight from the likes of BT, Capgemini and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group.
edie partners with BEIS to drive climate action through Green GB Week
EXCLUSIVE: edie has agreed a new partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to encourage businesses to seize the opportunities of sustainability and clean growth during Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018).