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Signatories of the new commitment hail from a range of sectors including retail, technology and professional services

Irish businesses pledge to slash carbon emissions

A coalition of 43 big-name businesses including Tesco, Veolia and Vodafone have jointly pledged to "significantly" reduce the carbon emissions accounted for by their operations in Ireland.

This webinar is dedicated to the firms within the manufacturing sector that are adapting, innovating and collaborating to achieve a sustainable future

One week left to register for sustainable manufacturing webinar

Sustainability and energy representatives from Mondelez International and Quorn Foods are among the speaker line-up for edie's live one-hour webinar on 22 November, which will explore the challenges and opportunities facing low-carbon, resource-efficient manufacturing.

After leading Ikea's sustainability team for six years, Howard now chairs the We Mean Business Coalition. Image: Bloomberg

Former Ikea boss Steve Howard: Big businesses must go all-in on sustainability

Ikea's former chief sustainability officer Steve Howard has urged today's business leaders to be bold and set 100% targets to achieve a sustainable future in the face of rising global megatrends.

edie has rounded up ten key priorities for policymakers overseeing the UK’s low-carbon transition, as raised by politicians, business leaders and sustainability professionals during Green GB Week

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.

Why sustainable business isn’t enough

This month, Europe's leading sustainability professionals gathered in London. As I listened to them speak, a question burned on my mind. What happens if we succeed by the sustainability standards we've set ourselves? We report accurately, we meet corporate carbon targets and we stop using modern slaves?

It's non-stop for the edie team in this episode, as we embark on a week-long 'podcasting relay', broadcasting from some of the biggest events of Green GB Week

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.

Science-based targets, single-use plastics bans and the switch to 100% renewable energy all feature among the 50 pledges that are now live on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall

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.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has parnered with edie to help drive business action for Green GB Week (15-19 October)

#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.

Through Cranfield’s world-leading research and teaching, the Sustainability Leadership Programme utilises will help edie's network embed sustainability strategies within their organisations

Course details confirmed for 2019 Sustainability Leadership Programme

Applications are now open for sustainability professionals to take part in a brand new education programme launched by edie and Cranfield University which will equip you with concrete ideas and new abilities to effectively embed sustainability into your core business strategy.

This weekly round-up explores how businesses across the world are ramping up efforts across all areas of sustainable development

Plastic-free leisure parks and low-carbon jet fuels: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

This weekly round-up explores how businesses across the world are ramping up efforts across all areas of sustainable development

Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

One foot in ‘today’, the other in ‘tomorrow’

The retail sector has done much in the last decade on sustainability, but it is increasingly apparent that all this has just been a dress rehearsal, a beginning not an end.

edie's insight editor George Ogleby launched the report at the 2018 edie Responsible Retail event

Responsible Retail: edie launches sector insight report at conference

edie has this week launched a new report providing an in-depth look at the practical steps that can be taken by sustainability professionals in the retail industry to achieve a sustainable future, today.

edie has published a free entry guide offering advice on submitting a potentially award-winning entry

LAST CHANCE to enter the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019

Its Deadline day for the revamped Sustainability Leaders Awards, meaning that if you want your green business project, strategy or team to get the recognition it deserves, entries must be submitted by 5pm TODAY.

(L-R): Presenter SmartestEnergy’s strategic sales
manager Michael Watts; BaxterStorey’s Mike Hanson;
and compere Rufus Hound

Meet the Sustainability Leader: Sustainable Business of the Year - BaxterStorey

With the entry deadline for edie's revamped 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards extended until 21 September, this feature series will showcase the achievements of the 2018 winners, revealing their secrets to success. Up next: our 2018 Sustainability Business of the Year winners: BaxterStorey.

Bacardi, Molson Coors, L'Oreal and Kraft Heinz are among the 480 corporations aiming for science-based targets

Science-based targets driving corporate climate commitments to new heights

More than 130 corporates have committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets in line with the 2C trajectory outlined in the Paris Agreement this year, covering one-eighth of total market capitalisation.

Manufacturing the future: We must chase the positive and reverse climate change

Interface's vice-president and chief sustainability officer Erin Meezan recently provided the foreword to edie's brand-new sector insight report, which provides an end-to-end overview of the steps that organisations within Britain's manufacturing industry can take to achieve a sustainable future, today.

From construction to hospitality, the reports will investigate what must happen in order to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient business models across UK industry

Sustainable business futures: edie launches new series of sector insight reports

edie has this week launched a brand-new series of industry-focused reports which map out the pathways for businesses to achieve a sustainable future – with the first report exploring what that future looks like in manufacturing.

Building a sustainable business: Watching your environmental footprint and the bottom line

Meeting environmental responsibilities - at a consumer and business level - has skyrocketed up the UK policy agenda this year. Now a major focus for the general public, this has led to monumental changes in everyday practices, such as charging for single-use plastic carrier bags, and more recently, the introduction of a charge on single-use paper cups.

This weekly round-up explores how businesses and nations across the world are ramping up efforts across all areas of sustainable development

Australia's clean energy plan and Carlsberg's waterfall-powered pub: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

edie has produced an infographic which illustrates just how far the world has progressed in its transition towards the circular economy over the past 20 years

edie at 20: How global resource efficiency has transformed since 1998

As part of a running content series to mark edie's 20th anniversary as a sustainable business media brand, we have produced an infographic which explores the changing ways in which businesses and nations have transformed the way they consume the world's resources over the past two decades.

Sustainability experts from an array of businesses came together to discuss the potential methods to engage with the Global Goals

The SDG roundtable: Getting engaged with the Global Goals - Part One

Sustainability and corporate responsibility managers from a range of businesses recently gathered in London for an exclusive roundtable hosted by edie and DNV GL to discuss how the private sector is stepping up efforts to drive engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

edie at 20: How did sustainability become so business-critical?

edie's 20th anniversary as a sustainable business media brand is an ideal opportunity to remind ourselves of the past two decades of corporate sustainability, which have seen it evolve from an environmental add-on to a fundamental aspect of growth.

Four speakers have now been confirmed to speak in the hour-long webinar, which is being hosted in association with DNV GL

Available on demand: The SDG 'power hour' webinar

Sustainability experts from BT, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) and DNV GL are all featured in edie's webinar focused on business engagement with the SDGs, which is now available to watch on demand.

On the Mission Possible sofa with Interface's Jon Khoo and Kingfisher's Caroline Laurie

The eighth and final episode of our new sustainable business chat show sees Interface's innovation partner Jon Khoo joined by Kingfisher's head of sustainability Caroline Laurie to discuss how sustainability can be embedded across the business, including at boardroom level.

edie has produced an infographic to illustrate how far the world has progressed in its transition towards decarbonisation over the past 20 year

edie at 20: The changing global energy outlook

As part of a running content series to mark edie's 20th anniversary as a sustainable business media brand, we have produced an infographic which explores the transformation of the global energy system over the past two decades.

edie at 20: Is sustainability finally coming home?

It's official - edie is now 20 years old. Our 20th anniversary as a sustainable business media brand offers a chance to celebrate and reflect upon the tremendous achievements of the green economy - but it is also a time for us to realise the immense opportunity that now lies ahead.

edie has put together a quiz to separate the Brazilians from the Saudis when it comes to knowledge of the sustainability credentials of each competing nation

World Cup 2018 sustainability quiz: are you our tournament winner?

Which footballing superstar is also a champion for the global CSR agenda? How many tonnes of CO2 will be emitted during the World Cup? And who are the sustainability bad boys of the tournament? Test your knowledge in edie's Fifa World Cup 2018 sustainability quiz...

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edie is an integrated, year-round resource providing thousands of energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals with the practical information, insight and intelligence they need to make their businesses more sustainable.

(L-R): Mike Wallis from PPA Publishing Innovator of the Year award sponsor Spatial Global; edie's content director Luke Nicholls; and PPA Awards 2018 host Edith Bowman

edie's Luke Nicholls named Publishing Innovator of the Year

edie's content director Luke Nicholls was last night crowned Publishing Innovator of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony in London.

Through Cranfield’s world-leading research and teaching, the Sustainability Leadership Programme utilises will help edie's network embed sustainability strategies within their organisations

edie and Cranfield University launch new Sustainability Leadership Programme

edie has renewed its partnership with Cranfield University to develop a world-class education programme which will equip sustainability professionals with concrete ideas and new abilities to effectively embed sustainability into core business strategy.

edie invites sustainability professionals and industry experts onto the Mission Possible sofa to discuss how business can achieve a sustainable future

On the Mission Possible sofa with UK GBC's Alastair Mant and the EIC's Matthew Farrow

The fourth episode of our new sustainable business chat show sees the UK Green Building Council's (UK GBC) head of industry engagement Alastair Mant joined by the Environmental Industries Commission's (EIC) executive director Matthew Farrow to discuss the role of collaboration.

(L-R) BSRIA's chief executive Julia Evans, former Committee on Climate Change chief executive Matthew Bell and former DONG Energy chair Brent Cheshire

Birthday Honours: Sustainability leaders make Queen's 2018 list

The Queen's 2018 Birthday Honours list has recognised the outstanding achievements of a number of senior figures across the UK's sustainability and energy sectors.

edie Explains: Electric vehicles

This brand new edie Explains guide breaks down everything there is to know about deploying electric vehicles (EVs) across your business fleet.

Powering ahead: Learning from the leaders in onsite energy generation

Energy costs are rising, clean technology costs are tumbling, and new off-grid opportunities are becoming more viable – NOW is the time to upgrade your organisation’s sustainability strategy through onsite energy solutions, and this webinar will show you the way.

(L-R): ICRS chair Anita Longley and Futerra co-founder Solitaire Townsend sit down with edie's Matt Mace in the second episode of the Mission Possible sofa interviews

Video On the Mission Possible sofa with Futerra's Solitaire Townsend and ICRS's Anita Longley

The second episode of our new sustainable business chat show sees Futerra's co-founder Solitaire Townsend joined by Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) chair Anita Longley to discuss the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

Show me the money… from sustainability

At my keynote at edie Live, I spoke about a vision of a sustainable built environment, how far away from it we currently are and what the industry is doing to move towards it. It's evident that, despite some positive progress, we need to fast-track the level of change and one way of achieving that is by making the business case for sustainability abundantly clear.

The 44-page report is the culmination of months of research and content development for edie's Mission Possible campaign

The future of sustainable business: edie launches landmark Mission Possible 2018 report

edie has published its flagship 2018 report for the Mission Possible campaign, exploring how businesses are scaling up effort and innovation across all areas of development to achieve a sustainable future.

Unleashing the next wave of sustainable business leaders

At this month's edie Live conference in Birmingham, I'll be joining a panel to discuss how we encourage more businesses to join the green revolution. I was pleased to be asked, because the question of how we support and develop sustainable business leaders is something - in my new role as ICRS Chair - I am closely concerned with.

Each one-hour workshop will generate a specific output, which will be sent to all participants after the show, along with notes on the session's key discussion points

Final places remaining for free Mission Possible Workshops at edie Live

Sustainability and energy professionals have just a few days left to pre-book their place for a series of free 'co-creation' workshops taking place at edie Live on 22-23 May.

The 10 innovations explored in the report are being showcased in the dedicated Mission Possible Innovation Centre at edie Live 2018

Bright ideas: edie explores 10 of the best green innovations in latest insight report

From perovskite solar cells to waste-sucking rubbish bins, edie's latest report profiles 10 potentially game-changing green innovations, which will also be showcased in the Mission Possible Innovation Centre at edie Live next week (22-23 May)

edie’s publishing company Faversham House is making two new sustainability commitments to appear on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall at edie Live next week (stand L24)

edie makes new sustainability commitments for 'Mission Possible Pledge Wall' at edie Live

Sustainability, energy and resource professionals are being called upon to make bold new commitments for our 'Mission Possible Pledge Wall' being built at the edie Live exhibition next week (22-23 May) – and we are going to be leading by example, announcing two new sustainability pledges of our own.

The final report in the series investigates what must happen next for the UK to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy

The state of sustainability 2018: edie publishes final insight report for UK businesses

edie's year-long sector insight report series concludes today (14 May) with the final edition which rounds up the key sustainability drivers, challenges and opportunities facing Britain's biggest industries.

Heathrow's sustainability and environment director Matthew Gorman explains how the Airport is working to achieve a sustainable future for mobility

This is Mission Possible: How Heathrow is achieving a sustainable future for mobility

This series of video interviews showcases the sustainability superheroes who are achieving 'Mission Possible' for their business. Here, Heathrow's sustainability and environment director Matthew Gorman explains how the Airport is working to achieve a sustainable future for mobility.

WEBINAR: How to uncover savings and improve your operational performance through energy insight

Our expert panel will discuss how to use advanced energy insights to help you to uncover savings and improve your operational performance.

The company has launched new videos to outline how sustainability ambitions have been embedded into the purpose of the company

SC Johnson tweaks brand purpose as emissions tumble

SC Johnson, ubiquitously known as "a family company", has updated its identity to place sustainability at the heart of business strategy, as outlined in the company’s latest sustainability report which revealed that emissions have been halved over an 18-year period.

BT's head of sustainable business policy Gabrielle Ginér explains how she is working to achieve a sustainable future for BT's energy use

This is Mission Possible: How BT is achieving a sustainable future for energy

This new series of video interviews showcases the sustainability superheroes who are achieving 'Mission Possible' for their business. Here, BT's head of sustainable business Gabrielle Ginér explains how the telecoms business is working to achieve a sustainable future for its energy.

The exclusive edie webinar will include a presentation from Heathrow Airport's chief executive John Holland-Kaye, who will also join a live audience Q&A afterwards

Inside Heathrow 2.0: One week left to register for webinar featuring Airport's chief executive

Taking place on Monday 23 April, edie's next webinar will see Heathrow Airport's chief executive and director of sustainability join representatives from Business in The Community and The Climate Group to provide a progress update on the 'Heathrow 2.0' sustainability plan.

How Integrated Reporting can help to transform the global economy

Although many people can tune out when they hear the words 'corporate reporting', the reality is that meaningful reporting can transform the global economy, and business has a real opportunity to lead the way.

The results of this survey will be curated into edie's next sector summary report, which will be free for edie readers to download

Final call for hospitality sustainability professionals to take industry survey

Sustainability, CSR energy professionals working within Britain's hospitality and leisure sector have just a few days left to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report looking at the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

This new weekly round-up explores how businesses across the world are ramping up efforts across all areas of sustainable development

Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week

Corporate leadership on food waste and cross-sector electric vehicle (EV) partnerships feature in the second edition of edie's new content series which rounds up some of the world's most inspirational sustainability initiatives that are transforming business, for good.

The report investigates what must happen next to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient business models within the construction sector

Construction sector sustainability: edie launches latest sector insight report

The key drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business in the UK construction sector are revealed in edie's latest sector insight report, published this week.

The Mission Possible survey is your opportunity to tell us exactly what a sustainable future looks like for your organisation

Final call for edie readers to take the 'Mission Possible' sustainability survey

Sustainability, energy and environment professionals and experts have just one week left to take part in a short survey which will help inform a major new report investigating business progress towards a sustainable future.

The results of the survey will be curated into edie's next sector summary report, which will be free for edie readers to download

Hospitality & leisure professionals invited to take edie's 5-minute sustainability survey

Sustainability professionals, energy managers and CSR experts working for hospitality and leisure businesses are invited to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report into the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

This new weekly round-up that will explore how businesses across the world are ramping up efforts across all areas of sustainable development

NEW SERIES – Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week

With edie's Mission Possible campaign now in full swing, we're bringing you a brand new content series which rounds up some of the world's most inspirational sustainability projects and initiatives that are transforming business, for good.

The Mission Possible campaign will provide insight and inspiration through the lens of five key pillars related to the future of sustainable business

This is Mission Possible: edie's sustainable business campaign has officially begun...

Today (21 March) marks the official launch of Mission Possible – edie's brand new campaign which seeks to empower and inspire sustainability, energy and resource efficiency professionals to achieve a sustainable future for their business.

The sustainability communications handbook

This handbook equips you with the knowledge and insight required to help your audience understand the true value of sustainability, from the boardroom, to your staff, consumers and investors.

The 'resource currency': Pushing sustainability higher up the corporate agenda

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum. Everyone I spoke to was passionate about pushing sustainability up the agenda in their respective boardrooms so for me, this was an ideal opportunity to engage with businesses which have already bought into the sustainability concept, but who feel they can make an even greater difference in the way their businesses think and operate.

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

As part of edie's latest sector insight report, the Carbon Trust's managing director for programmes and cities Richard Rugg charts the progress being made across the sector towards a sustainable future.

From plastic packaging to fast-fashion, the new guide explains how businesses can accelerate the circular economy transition

Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie

Organisations looking to accelerate the transition to a circular economy now have access to a comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a zero-waste world.

The report investigates what must happen next to accelerate the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient business models within the public sector

Public-sector sustainability: edie launches latest sector insight report

The key drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business in the UK public sector are revealed in edie's latest sector insight report, published today (28 February).

Sector insight: The state of sustainability in the public sector

This exclusive insight report explores the key drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainability in the UK's public sector.

edie Explains: ESOS Phase 2

This edie Explains guide, produced in association with Schneider Electric, will help organisations in their preparations to comply with the second phase of the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

 Less than a third of respondents felt that ethical practices should include stakeholder engagement outside of financial backers

Report: Majority of UK SMEs struggling to embed sustainability

Almost three-quarters of UK SMEs are struggling to embed sustainability practices, citing costs issues and unfavourable government policies as major stumbling blocks, according to a new report.

Achieving a sustainable future is Mission Possible

What does the sustainable business of 2030 look like? This is the question asked to 18 sustainability business leaders in a two-day workshop as part of the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum, sponsored by Cranfield University and facilitated by Organisations that Flow; where it is a Mission Possible to achieve a sustainable future.

edie Explains: ISO 14001

This updated edie Explains guide, produced in association with NQA, provides an in-depth summary of the ISO 14001 Standard which is used to establish and maintain a continuous level of environmental performance improvements.

Sixteen industry experts came together in London to discuss how to drive engagement and move from ambition to action on the SDGs

SDG roundtable: Five ways to move from ambition to action

Sustainability and corporate responsibility managers from a range of businesses across the country recently gathered in London for an exclusive roundtable hosted by edie and UL EHS Sustainability, which explored the steps required to take the lead on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The results of the survey will be curated into edie's next sector summary report, which will be free for edie readers to download

Work in the construction sector? Take edie's 5-minute 'state of sustainability' survey

Sustainability professionals, CSR experts and energy managers working within Britain's construction sector are invited to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report into the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

Chris Brown, senior director sustainable business, ASDA (far left), Chris Cook, global sustainability director decorative paints, AkzoNobel, Ian Heasman director of sustainability, Taylor Wimpey, Rachael Everard,  group sustainability manager, Rolls-Royce

What does the future role look like for the sustainability manager?

Sustainability leaders from AkzoNobel, Asda, Rolls Royce and Taylor Wimpey gave their thoughts on the future role of the sustainability manager during an action-packed first morning of the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum.

To the victors come the spoils: Congratulations to our 2018 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards winners

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony

02, Adnams, Co-op and Royal Mail were among the big winners of edie's 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening (24 January).

Adnams: Our transition to 100% Renewable Electricity

Transitioning away from polluting, finite fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy is something that a growing cohort of responsible businesses are doing. The likes of the Sustainable Development Goals, Science Based Targets, RE100, CDP and others have brought home the importance. More directly, we have always told the business case for sustainability in three elements: business resilience, cost saving, and brand reputation

Take a look back at 10 of the biggest sustainability stories that edie reported on in 2017

From coffee cup solutions to Tesla launches: edie's top 10 sustainability stories of 2017

The year has thrown up some truly memorable sustainability success stories from across the world. Here, edie has rounded up 10 of the best stories of 2017.

Are you a sustainability superhero, or do you need to follow edie's green business news a little more closely in 2018? Take edie's quiz to find out...

edie's big fat sustainability quiz of the year 2017

When was Earth Overshoot Day? Which city pledged to introduce the world's first zero-emission zone? And just how cheap has offshore wind become? Take edie's 2017 sustainability quiz of the year to test your knowledge on some of the biggest moments in the global sustainability agenda over the past 12 months.

Philippe Joubert said the Climate Group’s RE100 is a prime example of how green policies can support enabling frameworks to inspire corporate action

Philippe Joubert: Policy frameworks will define climate action in 2018

The concept that markets can direct themselves without government guidance is a "fallacy" and policymakers must create the regulatory frameworks that enable businesses to thrive on a low-carbon pathway in 2018.

Respondents to the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 eco-gift voucher which can be used to purchase a range of sustainably certified products

Final call for public sector professionals to take 'state of sustainability' survey

Sustainability professionals, CSR experts and energy managers working within Britain's public sector have just one week left to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report looking at the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

edie explains: ISO 50001

This ISO 50001 guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partner NQA, provides an in-depth summary of the ISO 50001 Standard which can be used by an organisation to establish and maintain a continuous level of energy performance improvements.

Become a green game changer by integrating sustainability into design

If you want to change-the-game on sustainability get started by considering environmental and social issues during early-stage design.

Respondents to the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 eco-gift voucher which can be used to purchase a range of sustainably certified products

Work in the public sector? Take edie's 5-minute 'state of sustainability' survey

Sustainability professionals, CSR experts and energy managers working within Britain's public sector are invited to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report into the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 shortlist revealed!

After a record-breaking number of entries, the judging panel has met, the decisions have been made and edie is proud to reveal the finalists for the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards.

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: Meet the finalists

After a record-breaking number of entries, the judging panel has met, the decisions have been made and edie is proud to reveal the finalists for the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards.

Raising the bar on sustainability: Not just “the what” you do, but “how” you do it

Sustainable business is on the rise. More and more organisations are realising that they can do well by being good to people and planet. The most recent report on sustainability performance of listed companies, from Carbon Clear, states that the transition towards more sustainable business is happening more because of carrots (demand) rather than sticks (regulation).

Finding sustainable purpose: How we found new life after public funding through profit for purpose

Britain's Energy Coast's chief executive Michael Pemberton discusses the company's transformation from a publicly-funded entity to a firm with a profit for purpose property business model that champions sustainability in the built environment.

The number of FTSE 100 companies actively reporting climate change as a risk to investors rose by 13 from last year

Majority of FTSE 100 firms not reporting on climate change risks

Almost two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies are "doing their shareholders a disservice" by not reporting on the risk of climate change in their annual reports, according to new research.

Chris Davis believes the takeover could spark a fundamental shift in boardroom executives favouring long-lasting responsible behaviour over short-term profit

The Body Shop takeover could mark 'major turning point' in corporate sustainability movement

The recent takeover of The Body Shop by an ethically-minded global cosmetics firm could represent a "major turning point" in the transition towards the private sector operating as a "force for good".

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: FINAL deadline TODAY!

The extended Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 entry deadline ends today! It means if you want your project, initiative, strategy or people to get the recognition they deserve, you have until midnight tonight to get your entries in.

Your top sustainable innovation questions answered

In August I delivered the Sustainable Innovation Masterclass as part of Edie's webinar series. This generated a great debate and a lot of questions from attendees, that we simply didn't have time to answer in the allotted time. This blog revisits and answer these questions as a way to keep the debate going. Do chip in and let us know what you think.

edie Explains: Energy data optimisation

The latest in our ‘edie Explains’ series is dedicated to understanding energy data optimisation. This can be a complex issue, but our step-by-step guide takes you through the process and provides top tips for success.

Sector insight: The state of sustainability in manufacturing

This edie Insight report explores some of the key drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainability in UK manufacturing.

Willmott Dixon's chief executive Rick Willmott called on the sector to make carbon a priority on the business agenda

Willmott Dixon cuts carbon emissions by 13% in a year

Construction firm Willmott Dixon has called on the industry to "strive to find less carbon-intensive ways to operate", as the company's latest sustainability report details a 13% reduction in carbon emissions over the last 12 months.

The employers’ guide to smart meters and energy efficiency awareness at work and at home

This document provides guidance and materials for running an energy efficiency awareness campaign at work, including practical advice to employees on how they can benefit from getting a smart meter and saving energy at home.

Why a responsible business is a sustainable business

As a sustainability consultant, I have been following the meteoric rise of the 'gig economy', and the news around some of the best-known companies in the space.

The early-bird entry deadline for the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards is Friday 11 August, and the standard entry deadline is Tuesday 12 September

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: Early-bird entry deadline on FRIDAY

Organisations and individuals that are helping to deliver excellence within the green economy can still take advantage of the cheaper, early-bird entry rate for edie's 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards, which expires this Friday, 11 August.

edie explains: Onsite generation

This edie explains business guide, produced in association with E.ON, provides an in- depth summary of onsite generation, which allows businesses to make and use their own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid.

The exclusive, one-hour webinar will take place on Tuesday 25 July at 11am (BST), and will conclude with a live audience Q&A

TODAY AT 11AM: Tune into edie's free webinar on supply chain ethics

Sustainability and CSR professionals can tune into a live, interactive webinar on Tuesday 25 July, which will discuss how businesses can enhance social sustainability through ethical supply chain management.

The 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards judges have been hand-picked for their specialist knowledge and experience within their own specific field

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: Meet the judges

With the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards now open, edie takes a closer look at the esteemed panel of judges who will be presiding over this year's entries.

Climate change enters the boardroom: The business implications of the G20 Task Force report

Climate change poses some of the most significant monetary risks to the corporate sector, yet too often remains the reserve of specialised sustainability professionals.

Three dilemmas for sustainable Innovation

I recently met with an old colleague who enquired about my fledging sustainable innovation consulting business. "How" he asked "do you get companies to do more transformative innovation rather than simply giving clients the easy innovation option?" It's a great question and I'll return to my answer in a while.

The edie team looks forward to receiving your entries and welcoming you to the awards in January

edie's 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards, which recognise the incredible people, initiatives and products that are helping to deliver excellence within the green economy.


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