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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.

Diamond Gas: the energy-saving installer keeping it local, green and profitable

Milton Keynes-based Diamond Gas Electrical and Maintenance Services Ltd is a small, family-run heating and gas installation and maintenance company established in 2004 with a very clear mission: to provide a quality service to all its customers.

Breaking down the barriers: how biomass SME specialist Artizan met the National Trust

With more than 300 historic buildings and 250,000 hectares of land to look after, Britain’s largest charity the National Trust, spends more than £6 million each year heating and powering the places in its care.

C Mitten: the local renewable energy specialist helping reduce fuel poverty

Heating, plumbing and renewable energy specialist C Mitten is in rude health. The Brighton-based company has doubled its turnover and taken on 10 new employees over the past year.

Green growth: RE:Start Local gives Oxford Renewables supply chain boost

Oxford Renewables faces a challenge familiar to many small businesses that want to grow: how to successfully break into the public sector supply chain?

From lab to lunch: overcoming public anxiety about factory-grown meat

For Modern Meadow, a food start-up making synthetic meat, the biggest challenge may be convincing consumers that great meat can come from a laboratory.

Global sustainable brands community leaders to gather in London for purpose-driven brand innovation conference

Sustainable Brands recently announced program details for its pan-European conference to be held at the Lancaster London, November 3-5.

Going overground: Kensa goes on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pumps

Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the release of a landmark new heat pump model, Cornwall-based Kensa Heat Pumps is going on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pump technology. Thomas McMullan finds out more.

Climate-KIC Journey: the EU school helping to create tomorrow's green entrepeneurs

For the past two weeks, graduates from countries covering France to Japan have been working with London’s top universities and businesses to develop ideas that may crack the future battle against climate change. Thomas McMullan reports.

Circular economy: the rise of repair cafés and hackerspaces

A new breed of collectives is spearheading a "repair revolution" and opening up new opportunities for small businesses, reports Thomas McMullan.

Demand reduction: how Kiwi Power is helping businesses get paid for saving energy and avoid blackouts

Laptop-sized product monitors customer's energy usage and can cut it off in times of high demand – and the client gets paid for it.

Green marketing: World Cup mascot Fuleco lets the side down

There were high hopes that Brazil's World Cup mascot would create awareness around the country's biodiversity challenges, but he hasn't hit the mark.

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