Archive for 'Business'

Love Your Clothes »

The Love Your Clothes campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we buy, use and dispose of, helping meet the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan targets.

Action based research for sustainable living »

Defra is working on a programme of Action Based Research projects, using a combination of research, participation and action to tackle particular policy problems and provide valuable case studies of innovative models for sustainable business.

Preventing waste for a more resource efficient economy »

Defra has published Prevention is better than cure, setting out the new Waste Prevention Programme for England and articulating the actions for government and others which together will move us towards reducing waste.

Consultation on Waste Transfer Notes and waste carrier legislation for England and Wales »

The Government is seeking views on proposals for greater flexibility on documents that can be used as an alternative to a Waste Transfer Note, which the ‘Red Tape Challenge’ concluded are burdensome for some small businesses.

Carrot or stick? How to achieve a sustainable diet »

Toby Pickard, senior sustainability analyst at the IGD, looks at shopper attitudes towards achieving a sustainable diet, the challenges surrounding this and the implications for the food and consumer goods industry.

DIY sector beats waste targets »

DIY businesses signed up to the Home Improvement Sector Commitment have achieved an 83% reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill and a 25% reduction in packaging, surpassing the Commitment aims.

The status of the social impact investing market »

A report for the Cabinet Office outlines the new but growing market for social impact investing, in which private capital is invested to intentionally create positive environmental and social outcomes as well as financial returns.

Publications round-up: delivering biodiversity, agricultural statistics, environmental impacts, hot cities, behaviour change »

Sustainable development publications from government and public bodies: delivering biodiversity; agricultural statistics and climate change; reporting environmental impacts; designing for heatwaves; behaviour change case study.

The National Adaptation Programme: getting ready for climate change »

The first National Adaptation Programme addresses the risks set out in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment to help businesses, local authorities and civil society become more resilient to climate change impacts.

Making the business case for adapting to climate change »

New guidance from the IEMA and the Environment Agency will help environment and sustainability professionals develop a thorough business case and secure senior management buy-in for addressing climate risks.