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CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Largest living wall in London at the Rubens at the Palace hotel - photo Victoria BID

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

Five ways boards of directors can support sustainability

Businessmen having a conversation in a boardroom

Blind spots can make a board a danger to the company. Adopt these practices to see what the company needs to change to secure continuity of business

19 Sep 2014

Sustainability added to menu of UK's 10,000 cafés

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New rating developed by Sustainable Restaurant Association and Costa to assess the environmental performance of your local cafe

19 Sep 2014

Could the New York Summit consign corporate dinosaurs to history?

The myth that businesses automatically oppose climate action has never looked more tired, and the corporate desire for decarbonisation must be recognised

18 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

Sustainable seafood scheme covers one tenth of world's wild fisheries

New Marine Stewardship Council report reveals that nearly $5bn worth of its sustainably certified seafood was sold last year

17 Sep 2014

Supermarkets pledge to be honest about sustainable fishing claims

Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons and others commit to rolling out standardised labelling next year

16 Sep 2014

Labour accuses government of delaying flash-flood protection measures

Environment Secretary Liz Truss launches sustainable drainage consultation, but Labour's Barry Gardiner says plans are already four years behind schedule

16 Sep 2014

Corporates leading charge for robust carbon price, says CDP

CDP report shows many companies are already incorporating a carbon price into their businesses strategies

15 Sep 2014

MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

15 Sep 2014

Exxon accused of downplaying carbon bubble risks

Carbon Tracker says oil major is underestimating chances of global deal on climate, as Shell chief executive claims climate debate has gone to "la-la land"

12 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

Siemens, Unilever and Swiss Re named world's most sustainable companies

Dow Jones Sustainability indices confirms latest rankings for more than 1,800 companies around the world

11 Sep 2014

Kingfisher, IKEA and Tetra Pak to show value of sustainable timber

Research project launched as new figures reveal deforestation in Amazon has risen for first time since 2013

11 Sep 2014

CBI reveals tensions with BusinessEurope over climate policies

WWF calls on trade association and businesses to follow in footsteps of Unilever and quit EU lobby group

11 Sep 2014

Could metal scarcity undermine clean tech revolution?

New report suggests supplies of crucial metals are secure in the short to medium term, but policy intervention may be required as demand soars

11 Sep 2014

Google debuts latest solar investment, as company's carbon intensity keeps falling

IT giant reveals $145m equity commitment to new 82MW solar farm in California, completing its 17th renewable energy investment since 2010

11 Sep 2014

How low carbon investment could deliver the economic re-balancing the UK craves

Prof Jim Watson of the UK Energy Research Centre argues that this week's new report on the benefits of meeting the UK's carbon budgets holds plenty of lessons for policymakers

11 Sep 2014

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