The year ahead: predictions for environmental claims

Regulatory lawyer Bill Dunkerley, at Pannone Corporate, looks at the practical steps that businesses can take to future-proof themselves against this growing area of compliance. The Environment Act 2021 is a massively wide-ranging piece of...

Crown Estate seeks SME partners for Carbon Home pilot schemes

The Crown Estate is launching two pilot housing projects to test different approaches to building net zero homes. The projects have been identified to explore the opportunities & challenges of delivering industry-leading net zero housing...

Met Office makes climate data more accessible to business

The Met Office’s Climate Data Portal has gone live, offering organisations improved access to climate data and other resources, and allowing them to better understand and respond to climate change. P art of the Met Office’s wider strategy...

Reducing flying’s environmental impact: the power of behavioural science

The aviation industry is under increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact. Some airlines have made bold claims about going carbon neutral, but the truth remains that achieving complete sustainability is still beyond their reach...

Major rewilding plan for Cairngorms

A 2,000-hectare moor in the Cairngorms National Park is being transformed into a natural capital project by the family owned Calthorpe Estates.  One of the largest of its kind in the UK, the project involves...

Ready for Your ESG Audit?

After 10 or 15 years in which environmental disclosures were first encouraged, then advised, and then demanded, and debated, and debated again, sustainability reports are now on the verge of becoming legally required. Stephen...

Tackling the concrete conundrum

Chris Clarke, director at public sector procurement authority SCAPE, says the construction industry needs to think differently about concrete. After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. Were it a country,...

The positive case for ESG and why the USA is in danger of getting...

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are essential for investors to evaluate a company’s long-term sustainability and potential risks. Despite the recent backlash in some US states, ESG is a vital tool for investors,...

UK agritech secures £4m to scale up eco-friendly insecticides

A UK agritech specialising in the next generation of green insecticides has secured a further round of investment totalling £4 million to scale up the development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides, the first of...

Navigating greenhushing in 2023

Trying to keep a low profile on sustainability? You could be accused of greenhushing. Mauro Cozzi, CEO and co-founder of Emitwise, says open discussion is the best way forward. The climate emergency has put sustainability...