sustainable thinking

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Wanted: The big change mindset


Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future reveals how systems thinking could help sustainability executives deliver the real corporate transformations they crave

29 Aug 2014

Report: US green employment surge takes clean job opportunities past 2.6 million

Siemens 3MW direct drive turbine

Ecotech Institute reports that "clean jobs" sector has grown 88 per cent in the past year

13 Aug 2014

Could a new professional body transform the sustainability sector?


New Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability aims to support those professionals tackling the biggest challenges facing business and society

10 Jul 2014

EU outlines plans for green jobs boost

Commission backs up proposals for new recycling targets with a new initiative to highlight green job opportunities across the continent

03 Jul 2014

Offshore wind industry launches student skills competition

Students invited to enter innovative career development competition designed to highlight huge potential for green jobs

15 May 2014

BT debuts free online energy saving training tool

Telco giant expands Better Future programme with new training tool designed to help businesses identify energy saving opportunities

04 Apr 2014

Green entrepeneurs invited to bid for €500,000 prize fund

Green Postcode Lottery Challenge will also offer four Open University Scholarships to sustainability students

10 Mar 2014

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment to acquire GACSO

IEMA extends reach with takeover of Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers

04 Mar 2014

State of Green Business: Employee engagement becomes strategic

Companies including Caesars Entertainment and Unilever are kicking their sustainability up a notch by making motivated employees a key part of the equation

19 Feb 2014

How social media has changed the way we find a career

Growing numbers of recruiters specialising in green jobs are turning to social media in order to source candidates

14 Feb 2014

Wind turbine tower market to hit $19.3bn by 2020

Longer term growth may be stalled by poor state of grid infrastructure and skills shortages, analysts say

07 Feb 2014

Hampshire solar park secures planning green light

Invitations for tender expected for new 37MW solar farm as planning approval granted

16 Jan 2014

Microgeneration scheme aims for RHI boost with new standards

MCS produces new compliance certificates to help installers ensure technology and staff training are up to scratch

18 Dec 2013

Can the UK avert a green skills shortage?

The UK's decarbonisation plans will create tens of thousands of jobs, but are businesses doing enough to ensure the country builds the skills base the low-carbon economy demands?

29 Nov 2013

BRE reveals plans for "Green Growth Generation" skills push

Work under way on new campaign to boost awareness of green job opportunities among young people

28 Nov 2013

Green skills prepare to step into the limelight

Green Skills for Green Jobs summit set to highlight importance of investing in the next generation of environmental professionals

07 Nov 2013

How IBM, SAP, PepsiCo and MTV link sustainability to career development

More companies are recasting corporate philanthropy as a strategic investment

11 Oct 2013

How to galvanise your green team

National Grid convened a two-day summit to brainstorm on sustainability to ensure it had employees’ green buy-in, as BusinessGreen Plus reports

03 Oct 2013

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