This post is by Will Andrews Tipper, head of sustainable business at Green Alliance. He is the author of our new analysis The global green race: a business review of UK competitiveness in low carbon markets, based on input from 12 global businesses.
The UK’s green businesses are worried about the future. This ought to be surprising as, on the face of it, they’ve never had it better. The UK’s low carbon and environmental sector reported sales of £128 billion in 2011-12, delivering a trade surplus for the UK economy of nearly £5 billion. The sector has dramatically out performed the mainstream economy since the onset of the financial crisis. Read more