Wise Minds: The energy transition and large utilities
The UK energy system is in flux. It is changing more quickly – and more fundamentally – than at any point since the Industrial Revolution.
The Sustainability Oscars 2017: Celebrating the best of climate-change cinema
With the film awards season in full swing and the 2017 Oscars ceremony just around the corner, edie rolls out the green carpet to bring you this very felicitous - but by no means official - round up of the best actors, actresses, films and documentaries that have been taking climate activism to the mainstream.
Engagement evolution: 6 exciting trends directing the future of sustainability communications
As edie's engagement month of editorial content rolls on, we round-up some of the latest techniques and platforms businesses are using to drive sustainability engagement among internal and external stakeholders.
Google and Game of Thrones star team-up to highlight 'terror' of climate change
Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is swapping the Riverlands of Westeros for the icecaps of Greenland, as part of a new awareness project with Google to visually demonstrate the impacts of climate change.
Challenges, opportunities and priorities: Sustainability leaders answer the big questions
What is the biggest challenge facing sustainability professionals? What makes an effective CSR leader? And what should be at the top of your list of priorities for 2017? Last week's Sustainability Leaders Forum was the perfect opportunity to find out...
VIDEO: The skills you need to become a sustainability leader
What makes a great sustainability leader? Here, edie rounds up all of our 'sustainability skills' videos filmed over the past month, and brings you a final episode on how to effectively lead your company's CSR strategy - marking the start of our Sustainability Leadership Month.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Storyteller
The penultimate episode of our series of sustainability skills videos sees Carillion's chief sustainability officer David Picton explain the importance of being a good storyteller when looking to drive positive change within your organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Collaborator
The next in our series of sustainability skills videos sees Supply Chain Sustainability School chair Shaun McCarthy explain how sustainability professionals can use collaborative skills and techniques to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Influencer (Part 2)
The next in our mini-series of short videos produced as part of edie's 'sustainability skills' month sees The Body's Shop's Kate Levine give her take on the importance of influencing skills for sustainability professionals to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Disruptor
In part four of our series of sustainability skills videos, Swarovski's new vice president of sustainability Dax Lovegrove explains the importance of using disruptive innovation to drive positive change within your organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Motivator
Part three of our mini-series of sustainability skills videos sees London Sustainable Development Commissioner and sustainability expert Paul Toyne explain how sustainability professionals can utilise motivational skills to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Innovator
In the second part of a new series of sustainability skills videos, Interface's co-innovation partner Jon Khoo explains how sustainability professionals can utilise innovation skills to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Influencer (Part 1)
In the first of a brand new series of short videos produced as part of edie's 'sustainability skills' month, green business leader-turned advisor Richard Gillies explains the influencing skills that sustainability professionals can use to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
Video: DiCaprio and Obama on role of business and carbon tax in the climate 'battle against time'
US President Barack Obama has called on businesses to invest and innovate in order to "build a bridge to a clean energy future" during an interview with actor-turned-environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, warning that the planet is in a "race against time" to combat climate change.
Report: Air pollution could be resulting in more UK road accidents
A new correlation between air pollution and traffic accidents has heightened the need to improve air quality, an action that could be accelerated through the use of infrared technology acting as a visual demonstration of vehicle emissions.
Virgin Media and Heineken USA revolutionise CSR reporting with gamification and 360-degree video
EXCLUSIVE: As investors, campaign groups and consumers continue to pile pressure on companies to accelerate progress towards ambitious climate goals, some of the stalwarts of sustainability reporting are beginning to look beyond traditional methods of disclosure to drive stakeholder engagement with their CSR reports.
Virgin Media hails 'biggest carbon reduction ever' following major efficiency drive
Telecoms giant Virgin Media has recorded its "biggest ever" annual carbon reduction, with emissions falling by 6.1% between 2014 and 2015 as a part of the firm's 'Digital for Good' sustainability programme launched last year.
Pokemon Go: Green business opportunity or environmental headache?
As people of all ages roam the streets in search of Pokemon, has this new, interconnected age of smartphone capabilities provided a green business opportunity for a fully fledged sharing economy, or will the increased energy demand spoil the environmental potential?
VIDEO: Inside Göss - the world's first major carbon-neutral brewery
Fancy a beer with a net-zero carbon footprint? Join edie editor Luke Nicholls high up in the Austrian mountains for a behind-the-scenes video tour of the first large-scale carbon-neutral brewery in the world.
edie Live 2016: A look back at Day 1 (video) and a look ahead to Day 2
After a fascinating first day of inspiration, insight and expertise, edie explores what's in store today (18 May) for the second and final day of the 2016 edie Live exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. And there's still time to attend!
VIDEO: Innovation Zone Competition winner unveiled at edie Live
A pioneering 'virtual energy store' that connects renewable energy to distribution networks has today (17 May) been crowned the winner of edie's Innovation Zone Competition at the edie Live exhibition in Birmingham.
Caroline Lucas: Brexit is a frightening prospect for Britain's environment
EXCLUSIVE: Energy policies would be rolled back, demand for environmental experts would drop and Britain's voice on international climate change negotiations would be lost if the nation votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.
Rap battle: Sustainability's latest Millennial marketing trend
From BT laying down a track about minimising emissions to a Dutch hip-hop star freestyling about Heineken's reduced water consumption, edie explores the latest trend in CSR reporting: rap music.
VIDEO: "Mr Cameron, you're making an enormous mistake" - Mark Ruffalo slams PM over UK fracking plans
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has sent a passionate plea to UK Prime Minister David Cameron to stop fracking in the UK and instead embrace the global renewable energy revolution.
The time is NOW for green innovation and creative destruction, says Forum for the Future
EXCLUSIVE: The world needs to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to incrementalism and embrace innovation and creative destruction if we are to achieve the bold emission reduction pledges set out at the Paris climate talks.
Ban Ki-moon calls for doubling of clean energy investment
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for global investment into clean energy to be doubled by 2020 in order to keep global temperature increases below 2C as set out in Paris.
Electric vehicle fleet covers more than 100,000 zero emission miles at COP21
With delegates frantically negotiating a legally-binding climate deal in Paris earlier this month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced that its fleet of 200 electric vehicles saved more than 18 tonnes of carbon equivalent emissions over the two weeks.
Nissan 'energy hub' cars will store and return electricity to the grid
The world's bestselling electric car manufacturer Nissan has teamed up with energy powerhouse Enel to revolutionise the EV market by allowing drivers to act as 'energy hubs' with the ability to store and send back excess electricity to the grid.
VIDEO: Sky raises £9m through Rainforest Rescue initiative
Sky has raised more than £9m to help keep a billion trees standing in the Amazon, thanks to a six-year partnership with WWF which concluded last week.
Government dishes out £25m for 'next generation' waste to biofuel plants
Whisky, forestry and household by-products will be turned into biofuels thanks to new funding awarded today by the Department for Transport.
VIDEO: edie investigates Asia Pulp & Paper's zero-deforestation progress
EXCLUSIVE: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has revolutionised its approach to deforestation, but the group's sustainability journey has not been without its challenges. In this mini-documentary, edie takes a tour of APP's operations in Indonesia.
Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers
Westminster City Council are expecting to collect around 200 tonnes of waste from Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, which, if converted correctly will generate enough energy to power 80,000 showers.
Shell given final go-ahead for Arctic oil drilling
Shell has received final permission from the US Government to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012.
Water-saving shower crowdfunds almost $1m in less than 2 days
A new shower that is 70% more water-efficient than regular models is nearing $1m of funding in its Kickstarter campaign less than 48 hours after launch.
Tesla already has reservations for $1bn worth of energy storage
Tesla has taken 100,000 reservations for its Powerpack and Powerwall battery products, worth approximately $1bn, according to founder Elon Musk.
Greenpeace holds 'Titanic' protest against Shell Arctic oil drilling
Greenpeace has today (3 August) held the opening recital of a month-long run of musical protests against Arctic oil drilling taking place outside Shell's offices in London.
Obama launches Clean Power Plan to slash power plant emissions
President Obama is set to launch the final version of America's Clean Power Plan today (3 August) to tackle carbon emissions from power plants.
Hillary Clinton pledges to build half a billion solar panels in first term as US President
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has promised to build more than 500 million solar panels by the end of her first term has US President.
Argos launches nationwide gadget trade-in scheme
Argos is embracing the circular economy with the rollout of a new gadget trade-in service across the retailer's 788 UK stores.
Crowdfunding charge for new energy storage system
A London-based energy storage firm has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a system which could rival Tesla, Powervault and other players in the UK's surging battery market.
Unilever's supply chain chief: Employee engagement holds key to long-term success
EXCLUSIVE: Unilever's chief supply chain officer Pier Luigi Sigismondi believes a "lack of focus and understanding" and short-termism is holding back the global transition to a more sustainable economy.
VIDEO: One Direction call on army of fans to 'change the world'
Boyband One Direction have called on fans around the world to push governments to address climate change and poverty.
Starbucks allocates £19m for farmers fighting climate change
Global coffee giant Starbucks has added £19m to its Global Farmer Fund which offers loans to farmers help them become more resilient to climate change.
Lego ploughs £100m into research for greener products
The world's largest toymaker is to build a new Sustainable Materials Centre in its search for more environmentally-friendly materials to be used in its products and packaging.
Carillion sustainability efforts net £27m profit
UK construction giant Carillion added £27.2m to its bottom line in 2014 thanks to sustainability efforts, according to the firm's latest CSR report.
Microsoft turns to gamification to tackle water crisis
Tech giant Microsoft has taken its corporate social responsibility to the world of smartphones, with the launch of a new mobile app designed to raise awareness of global water issues.
Samsung: Risk & resilience in manufacturing
Manufacturing is exposed to resource security and supply chain risk like no other sector. Managing and mitigating risk to ensure business continuity and ultimately operational resilience poses a very real challenge for industry. Here, Samsung explains how it is turning risk into opportunity.
NEF: Improving the use of energy in buildings
Energy management strategies come in all shapes and sizes depending on the organisation. Here, the National Energy Foundation (NEF) explores how to simplify supply chain challenges, change behaviour and make significant energy savings.
VIDEO: Solar sports car nears road-readiness
A team of Australian students claim they are less than three months away from completing the Southern Hemisphere's first road-legal solar-powered car.
Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground
Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day.
Majority of 40 million tonne global e-waste binned, says UNU
The amount of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) globally reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, with the vast majority neither re-used nor disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
How to achieve a truly circular economy
The concept of a circular economy is quickly becoming widely accepted in the business world. But, as Interface's European president and CEO Rob Boogaard argues, there is still more conversation around the topic than action.
#Sustainability: Five ways social media is driving CSR
With key sustainability credentials often hidden deep within long annual reports, businesses are increasingly embracing the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to communicate directly with their customer base.
Video: Take-off for round-the-world solar flight
A plane that is attempting to be the first to fly round the world without fuel successfully took off on the first leg of its journey from Abu Dhabi this morning.
Scottish third sector given funding to boost repair skills
Scottish third sector organisations who specialise in re-use could be given up to £1500 each to help them train their staff to repair electronics, textiles and furniture.
Edie explains: ISO 14001
In the latest edie explains, we take a look at ISO 14001 - the updated version of the environmental management framework outlined by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
Apple announces $850m giant solar farm
"The time for change is now," proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook as he announced the tech giant is committing $848m to clean energy in the form of a 280MW solar farm in California.
APP earns plaudits for deforestation progress
One of the world's largest paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), has made 'moderate progress' on its forest conservation efforts, according to an independent investigation by the Rainforest Alliance.
VIDEO: Live Earth 2015: Road to Paris campaign launched in Davos
Former US vice president Al Gore has teamed up with US hit maker Pharrell Williams to announce a series of concerts in a campaign to raise awareness of climate change ahead of UN Climate talks in Paris in December.
Snack attack: Doritos under fire for palm oil provenance
The consumer group SumOfUs has launched an international ad campaign slamming Doritos and parent company PepsiCo for its 'destruction of the rainforest' and 'unsustainable use of palm oil'.
VIDEO: Bill Gates backs human waste to water project
A recent visit to 'a new kind of sewage treatment plant' saw Microsoft founder Bill Gates drink water procured from human waste, which the business magnate described as a 'delicious' and affordable way to improve sanitation in poor countries.
Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers
Apple has again come under fire for the treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make its products, following a new investigation by BBC Panorama.
P&G hits waste reduction target six years early, sets new sustainability goals
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has released its 16th annual sustainability report, confirming it has met two key sustainability targets ahead of schedule and detailing four new environmental performance goals for 2020.
European Commission scraps Circular Economy Package, 'more ambitious' proposal awaits
The European Commission has today (16 December) confirmed it is scrapping plans to introduce a Circular Economy Package, instead announcing it will launch a 'broader and more ambitious' waste package next year.
VIDEO: Scientists turn old toothpaste tubes into fuel and precious metal
Nestlé, Kraft Foods and Mondelez International are part-funding a new commercial-scale recycling plant that can turn old toothpaste tubes into aluminium and fuel in just three minutes.
Spaceflight sustainability: Houston, we have a (pollution) problem
In the wake of a historic moment in space exploration - the first landing of a robot on a comet - edie got to wondering about the environmental impacts and whether we are destroying the planet by trying to leave its atmosphere so often.
VIDEO: Report: China can double renewable energy output by 2030
China can double its renewable energy output to 26% by 2030, a new report has found, but only with an annual investment of $145bn.
Mondelez takes 'bold step' with third-party evaluation of sustainable coffee programme
Mondelez International has unveiled 'a new way of approaching sustainability in the coffee industry' with the development of a more stringent and transparent supply chain evaluation framework to measure the impact of its global sustainability programme.
Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign
Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group.
Global brands unite for digital sustainability platform
Coca-Cola, Google and Nike are among a coalition of some of the world's biggest companies that are sponsoring a global digital platform which aims to drive behaviour change among millennials by making more sustainable living 'the new normal'.
Formula E: Six sustainability facts about all-electric motorsport
The world's first fully-electric race series - Formula E- got underway this weekend in Beijiing. But just how 'sustainable' has the sport become?
VIDEO: Shell unveils world's first football pitch to be powered by players' footsteps
Oil giant Shell has installed 200 kinetic energy tiles at a community football pitch in the Morro da Mineira favela near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.