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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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How To Choose Energy Efficient Lighting

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Have a good look at your workplace. Try to identify all the electricity using devices – computers, printers, telephones, fax machines, air conditioning units, lights. Yes there are many things that consume electricity in a typical workplace. Here’s the thing though, lights tend to be the biggest consumer, followed closely by AC units and IT […]

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Short Guide: What Is Greenwashing And How To Avoid It

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Ever heard of the phrase greenwash? Do you communicate your green credentials to customers and prospects? If so you should be aware of the reputation costs of getting your communications wrong because of real or perceived greenwash. In this short guide we explain what greenwash is and how you can avoid it. What is greenwash? […]

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An Integrated Approach To Sustainable Procurement

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Procurement is simply the process by which an organisation goes about acquiring goods and services. Unsurprisingly, the emphasis within most procurement departments is on price and quality. Most large businesses go through a five stage procurement process to maximise these benefits. Firstly, a sourcing decision is made by someone in the business. This person contacts […]

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7 Office Recycling Tips That Will Obliterate Your Waste Cost

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When most organisation’s think about going green, the first thing that comes to mind is recycling. Why? Because waste is highly visible and is relatively easy to deal with. The thing is most organisations do a pretty shoddy job with their office recycling initiatives. This is such a shame and wasted opportunity. Done correctly, a […]

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Environmental Targets And Objectives

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To achieve effective results from your environmental efforts it is key that you set realistic environmental targets and objectives and implement relevant KPIs to measure your performance. As the old business adage says: ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure’. This article sets out the key steps to consider when setting environmental targets and objectives. […]

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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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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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