Data should be a net zero priority

Building a reliable and comprehensive data infrastructure is crucial for net zero decision-making and accountability, writes TechUK’s Susanne Baker It was Clive Humby OBE, the British mathematician and data scientist, and architect of early supermarket loyalty cards, who coined the phrase “data is the new oil”. Marketer Michael Palmer then took Humby’s…

Decentralised energy, decentralised skills, and decentralised profits

Britain has the potential to make a lot of money in efficient, decentralised energy, argues Lucy Symons-Jones of the Association for Decentralised Energy To an Australian migrant like me, Britain can seem a lot like the Scandinavian countries. I live on a heat network so get to enjoy the ‘hygge’ feeling of being cosy, sandwiches […]

Has Covid-19 changed the conversation around sustainable investing?

Schroders investment experts explain what impact the pandemic has had on sustainable investing and what it means for the future Sustainable investing is not just about a company’s financial success, but how it achieves that success. The importance of considering all stakeholders is intrinsic to the approach. Those stakeholders range from employees to shareholders to […]

No Free Lunch, No Free Investing

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch,” my grandpa once told me. The adage suggesting you can’t get something for nothing seems to have bitten millions of unwitting investors who used a popular trading platform, Robinhood.

The new, singular focus in Washington: restoring the pre-pandemic job market.

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main storyThe new, singular focus in Washington: restoring the pre-pandemic job market. Many politicians have become less worried about government borrowing thanks to historically low interest rates.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York TimesJan. 19, 2021 In the past, lawmakers tended to preach allegiance to full employment […]

Behind the Google-Facebook deal that is the focus of an antitrust suit.

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main storyBehind the Google-Facebook deal that is the focus of an antitrust suit. Credit…Paige Vickers Jan. 19, 2021 At the center of an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 state attorneys general last month is a deal Google extended to Facebook to be a partner […]

The deadline for delivering net zero buildings future is fast approaching

Businesses and policymakers must set clear and credible pathways to reach a net zero buildings future as soon as possible, explains AECOM’s Robert Spencer Energy-related carbon emissions dropped sharply in 2020 due to Covid-19 and the widespread restrictions that put a stop to everyday life for many people across the globe. Even after normality resumes,…

Net Zero Investment: What role do investors play?

VIDEO: Catch up on panel discussion with Carbon Tracker’s Mark Campanale, Scottish Widows’ Shipra Gupta, and Schroders’ Hannah Simons – available on demand here BusinessGreen readers can now catch up on our first webinar of the year which, hosted last week in association with asset manager Schroders, looked at the role investors can play in […]

Allowing climate change progress to stall this year is not an option

The world is expecting a turning point in support for a green economy this year, writes National Grid’s COP26 director Duncan Burt Last year we saw a genuine step change in ambitions to tackle climate change globally crowned by net zero commitments from Europe and China. Calls for a green recovery from the pandemic has […]

250 Bishopsgate: Bringing nature into a London building

NatWest Group explains how sustainability has been embedded into its flagship building in London Once inside the modern glass and steel exterior of the NatWest Group’s London flagship building, located in 250 Bishopsgate, it reveals itself as a giant greenhouse. It’s a design success story of how to bring the outside in. When we talk […]

Global Briefing: Saudi Arabia plots car-free city stretching 100 miles

The car free city would stretch 100 miles across Saudia Arabia Plus Danish diets, China climate policy signals, and all the top green business news from around the world this week Saudi Arabia touts plans for 100-mile-long car-free city Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman has unveiled ambitious plans for a linear car-free city […]

What will it take for 2021 to be a groundbreaking year for circular fashion?

Could regulatory measures worldwide push companies towards circular fashion principles in 2021? | Credit: vuk8691 More than 100 billion garments are produced annually, and many end up in the landfill 120,000. Thats the number of tons of post-industrial textile waste produced in the United States annually. Establishing a true circular economy for the apparel industry […]

Mars and DHL plot £350m UK logistics hubs to slash one million road miles

Partnership will see two state-of-the-art warehouses build in East London and Midlands partly powered by on-site solar Mars has teamed up with delivery giant DHL to invest £350m in two state-of-the-art warehouses in Midlands and East London, in a move the firms estimate could remove one million road miles per year from the US food […]

Smart home energy market the focus of new consumer protection drive

The market for smart home technologies is expected to grow in the coming years | Credit: simpson33 Citizens Advice teams up with energy industry groups to try and identify any gaps in consumer protections for burgeoning flexible home energy market A drive to help protect consumers from potential risks in the burgeoning market for domestic […]

UK water industry joins UN Race to Zero campaign

Water UK is targeting a net zero water supply across the nation by 2030 | Credit: Thames Water Water UK becomes first trade body to join as official partner of UN campaign, which aims to rally ambitious corporate climate action ahead of COP26 Water UK has become the first industry trade body to join the […]