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Green Business Ideas – Drivers And Benefits Of Green Business

Green Business Ideas

Greening your business can be a great way to reduce costs, win business and inspire your staff. In this article we discuss green business ideas, drivers and benefits of green business action in the hope that some of them will resonate with you and your business! If you are finding it hard to convince people […]

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How To Write An Environmental Policy

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Having a robust and relevant environmental policy is a must in today’s competitive market. A good environmental policy can set you apart from your competitors and help you respond to environmental questions in tenders. Below we explain how to write an environmental policy. How to write an environmental policy The purpose of an environmental policy is […]

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Book Review: Hot, Flat and Crowded

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In , Thomas L Friedman presents a compelling and provocative account of the challenges and opportunities facing humanity as the converging pressures of global warming, a widening middle class and rapid population growth begin to characterize the twenty-first century. Together these pressures could make the planet ‘dangerously unstable’ (5): ‘[L]ike the proverbial frog in the […]

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Sustainability Strategy – Inside Out

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Sustainability is, at its core, a fundamentally strategic issue, but how many companies see it that way? If one had to rank sustainability performance on a continuum, one might see that companies could be categorised into 3 groups:  they are either ‘laggards’, ‘adopters’ or ‘forerunners’. Laggards Laggards have little or no interest in the implications […]

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How To Setup A Green Team And Engage Staff

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Are you looking to go green at work? Key to your success will be people. At the end of the day it is the people in your organisation that will need to be engaged to take green initiatives forward. The best way to get green initiatives off the ground is through a green team – […]

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Need Action To Stop Global Warming And Prevent Climate Change

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Over the past 30 years global warming has become a hotly debated topic. The debate has centered around three issues: 1. Is global warming occurring? 2. If so, are the changes being caused by human activity? 3. What are the implications of a warming planet? Nowadays, there is widespread scientific consensus around issue 1 and […]

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I Love Sushi, I Hate Overfishing

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I am a huge fan of seafood and sushi; although the latter only became a favourite cuisine of mine in my twenties. I was brought up near the coast in Cape Town where my family and I would often have fresh fish, prawns, perlemoen, muscles and crayfish for dinner (obviously, not all in the same […]

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Get Employee Green Team Engagement Right

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Changing attitudes and behaviour within an organisation is not easy. Employee engagement can be particularly challenging when trying to implement environmental initiatives. This is because environmental ideas are often championed by a lone voice in the organisation with very little senior management support and no budget. Sensible changes such as removing personal bins to promote better […]

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