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Could a new professional body transform the sustainability sector?

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

10 Jul 2014

TUI Travel saves £28m through greener holidays plan

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Company has beaten targets on emissions and energy use in drive to deliver 10 million 'greener and fairer' holidays

24 Jun 2014

A powerhouse corporate climate coalition says, ‘We Mean Business’

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We're about to find out what happens when the lions and lionesses of sustainable business come together to advocate for saner policies and combat climate change

13 Jun 2014

Could electric car chargers one day help keep the World Cup on your TV?

Pod Point says charge management software could be used to take the equivalent of a medium-sized power plant off the grid by 2020

13 Jun 2014

World Cup to kick off on greener, resource efficient pitches

Brazil v Croatia curtain-raiser and England against Uruguay to be played on resource efficient Desso hybrid grass system

12 Jun 2014

Eco-engineering, Dutch flood prevention, and the future of estuaries

Speaking ahead of next month's Global Estuaries Forum, Victor Beumer reveals how a new approach to engineering could help protect cities against climate threats

11 Jun 2014

Elon Musk: UK poised be Tesla's top market in Europe

Tesla chief exec ponders UK factory as pioneering electric car company aims to replicate US success this side of the Atlantic

10 Jun 2014

Southampton company creates plastic from trees

Biome Bioplastics makes breakthrough in efforts to create greener polymers using lignin from wood

09 Jun 2014

M&S takes next step on sustainability journey with new 2020 goals

Update to pioneering Plan A strategy contains 100 commitments with focus on engaging customers, employees and suppliers

06 Jun 2014

Sharia-compliant green energy investment project is 'world's first'

Developers aim to help Islamic investors support solar power schemes

28 May 2014

Can Millennials and social networking lead us to a sustainable future?

Three forces that power the Millennial generation can help us triangulate on a promising future

23 May 2014

Could work really start on the Swansea tidal lagoon next year?

Tidal Lagoon boss reckons he can transform the UK's energy landscape, starting with a £850m project in Swansea Bay

22 May 2014

Could boilers on prescription save the NHS millions?

Innovative pilot scheme in the North East sees the NHS fund energy efficiency improvements in a bid to reduce hospital admissions

21 May 2014

Tour de France's Grand Départ aims to seize green jersey

Leeds City Council to assess impact of start of cycling's toughest race in bid to deliver more sustainable public events in the future

19 May 2014

How game theory could improve international climate negotiations

Northeastern University study says game theory reveals how negotiators could agree a global emissions reduction deal

14 May 2014

Walmart pushes for collaborative sustainability goals

A who's-who of top execs gather at the retailer's headquarters around joint goals and their next big challenge — improving the abysmal recycling rate

02 May 2014

Bacardi downs environmental impact with Good Spirited plan

Sustainability strategy marries founding principles of 152-year-old company with modern realities of scarce resources

02 May 2014

How EnWave is making a grab for low energy fruit and veg

Canadian start-up's technology promises to slash energy use compared to traditional freeze-drying

29 Apr 2014

Could Loch Ness be hiding monster energy savings?

Using heat pumps to access energy stored in lakes and rivers could save Scottish businesses £250m a year - with UK-wide savings up to 10 times higher

25 Apr 2014

Faber-Castell draws on flooding experience to boost climate resilience

An overflowing Danube inundating the stationery firm's factory provided the impetus to sketch out a new climate strategy

25 Apr 2014

Is Europe's greenest data centre heading to Scotland?

AOC Group unveils plans for a 100 per cent renewables-powered data centre, which could underline Scotland's potential as a green data centre hub

22 Apr 2014

Solar Aid urges industry to help fuel African switch to renewables

Charity offers new corporate opportunities to help it eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020

17 Apr 2014

10 lessons from the green car revolution

From stable policies to constant innovation, the auto sector demonstrates that clean technology can deliver decarbonisation

17 Apr 2014

Cree sees bright future in LED lighting controls

New SmartCast technology automates setup of daylight harvesting applications and motion sensors

11 Apr 2014

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