It's been a busy few days at BusinessGreen towers following last week's relaunch of the site. Inevitably there have been a number of teething problems and a few broken links dotted around the site, but most of the issues have been quickly resolved and we hope you'd agree that the all-new BusinessGreen is now running pretty smoothly.
Most notably we had a few issues getting the new daily newsletter off the ground, but it appears to be working now so feel free to register for our free daily email which will provide you with an easy-to-access update on the main green business stories each day.
It was hugely gratifying to see the results of our first weekly poll showing overwhelming support for the redesign. It could have backfired as a poll question, but it turns out 58 per cent of respondents love the new design and 24 per cent think it looks OK, with just six per cent undecided and 12 per cent pining for the old layout. By the way – if you are one of those 12 per cent, check out the news page, which is pretty reminiscent of the old design and allows you to immediately scan over the past couple of days' news.
It has also been pleasing to see that the new design is already having the desired effect and attracting far more reader comments than we have had in the past, the vast majority of which have proven to be thoughtful and engaging, and have definitely added something to the stories on which they are commenting.
We have plenty more exciting content lined up for the next few weeks as we look to make the most of the extra freedom the new site has given us, including several new opinion pieces for the industry voice blog, some additional car reviews, extra video content, the second in our series of national surveys, and all the build-up to the crucial Copenhagen summit.
On that note, I hope to see plenty of you at our upcoming lecture on the business implications of the Cancun summit on 25 November where you'll be able to hear from climate change minister Greg Barker and, as a late replacement for Jeremy Leggett, James Cameron of Climate Change Capital, as well as Damian Ryan from The Climate Group and Adam Gibbon of the Rainforest Alliance.
Please keep the comments and feedback on the new site coming and thanks again for your continued support.
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