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Environmental Features

Environmental features and news for businesses who want to learn more about moving to a low carbon economy. Read the latest Green features on GreenWise Business

Space: the key to an eco-friendly workplace?

Maximising floor space is good for any business. It makes your workplace look more appealing to clients, calms the stress levels of your staff members and improve their efficiency. But more importantly, an office that’s less cramped is more likely to be optimised to help the environment.

The eco-office: can you avoid being part of the problem?

In an ideal world, there’ll be a time when the term 'eco-office’ will seem as dated as 'gramophone’ or 'picture house’. If the world can wake up and see the impact their actions are having on the planet, then every business will become eco-friendly.

Cheaper batteries could see electric cars bought by the masses

One of the big obstacles to the uptake of electric vehicles by the masses is the cost of batteries. They need to be big enough to store enough energy for hundreds of miles of driving between charges, yet light enough to not be a drain on the cars carrying them.

Adding value to the renewable sector in testing times

Robinson & Lawlor believe their skills add real value to projects that will allow them to continue their growth into 2016 and beyond, despite the unpredictable future of renewables.

The best eco-friendly smartphones

We live in a much more environmentally conscious age and it’s crucial for everyone to try and do their bit to ensure the longevity of this planet.

Solar industry bosses attack Government over "obscene" subsidy cut

Some of Britain’s most powerful solar executives have accused the government of mounting an ideologically driven campaign against their industry which has driven it into crisis.

Why video conferencing can boost a company's green credentials

There are a lot of good reasons why your company should be looking to operate in as green a way as possible, and not all of them are connected to social responsibility.

European Green Capital 2015: How Bristol Celebrated

In 2015 Bristol was the first city to be awarded the European Green Capital Award. The European Green Capital Award’s aim is to encourage and support European cities to make eco-friendly advances and to create schemes that are beneficial to the overall environment. It is rewarded to cities that have already tackled environmental problems, but the award is intended more towards spurring the winning city into dedicating many future environmentally friendly initiatives.

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

Volkswagen was among companies warned in February they could risk fines for failing to meet stringent emissions targets, writes James Hulse, head of investor initiatives at CDP.

Turning ideas into sustainable businesses in developing regions

Rolf Huber, md, the Siemens Foundation, explains how the solutions submitted to the Siemens Foundation’s 'empowering people. Award 2015’ are becoming sustainable businesses in developing regions.

Switching to a sustainable diet is key to ending world hunger

In trendy, hipster London or New York, it's all about juicing, vegan diets and snacking on kale crisps. Thousands of miles away, in Nairobi or Bogota, the middle classes are more likely to reach for roasted goat or a juicy steak.

COP21: PwC survey finds climate deal won't act as catalyst for action among majority of ceos

Fewer than half (46 per cent) of the chief executives of the world’s largest companies say a binding agreement on climate change at the UN’s climate summit in Paris will push them to prioritise the issue, according to new research by PwC.

Britain votes: "lively" territorial robin named country's national bird

It’s territorial, chippy and punches above its weight – and that’s why Britons have voted for the robin to be the country’s national bird, according to the organiser of a nationwide poll.

Election 2015: £120 billion green sector sidelined in general election campaign

Nearly a million people are employed in the green business sector in the UK, but few would realise it from the debates so far in the 2015 general election.

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