Tag Archives: Sustainable business

What’s the role of the environment in business success?

BuchenwaldThis post first appeared on the CBI’s The Great Business Debate.

The environment has been the bank that keeps on giving for business:  it is the source of materials, and the sink for waste products. The sheer size of our oceans and continents and the absorption capacity of the atmosphere has meant that this free business support service has been central to many companies’ success. Read more

The new consensus – only green growth will work

This post is by Will Andrews Tipper, Green Alliance’s head of sustainable business. It first appeared on BusinessGreen.com

A month ago, I returned from a consultancy career in Brussels to take up a new role as Head of Sustainable Business at the environmental think tank, Green Alliance. As I got off the Eurostar I read with interest the posters informing me about their efforts to drive down carbon emissions and incentivise more sustainable travel. Green makes good business sense, was the very clear message. Read more

Green is normal

This is a guest post by Paul Kelly, Director of External Affairs, ASDA on the results of a sustainability survey ASDA have conducted over the last ten months with their customers. 

For a simple idea, sustainability can often be made to sound very complicated. Jargon like ‘carbon taxes’, ‘water footprinting’ and ‘third-party certification’ seem irrelevant to everyday life and there is often a sense that in order to ‘be green’ you need a degree and will have to take out a second mortgage.

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