Thursday, 18th April 2019:Costa joins Hull redistribution scheme to combat food waste and hunger
Coffee chain Costa has joined a collaborative, business-led initiative which uses a food sharing app to help tackle food waste and food poverty issues in Hull.
Thursday, 18th April 2019:Forget Brexit and focus on climate change, Greta Thunberg tells EU
The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has chided EU leaders for holding three emergency summits on Brexit and none on the threat posed by climate change.
Thursday, 18th April 2019:West Sussex virtual power plant 'could save UK £32bn' if replicated nationally
The developers of a new virtual power plant (VPP) system set to come online across West Sussex in stages from autumn have claimed that the model could cut the UK's energy costs by 10% if it is rolled out nationally.
Thursday, 18th April 2019:Coalition of central banks urge finance sector to 'raise the bar' on climate action
A coalition of 36 central banks and regulators, including the Bank of England and the World Bank, have issued a rallying cry urging all stakeholders across the global sector to address climate challenges by "greening" the financial system.
Thursday, 18th April 2019:Apple to launch material recovery lab after ramping up circular economy drive
Technology giant Apple is set to open a new research and development lab focused on cl osed-loop solutions this year, after diverting more than 48,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste from landfill during 2018.
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:SEAI leads €2.6million European project to unlock potential of ocean energy
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With a three year budget of €2.6 million, SEAI wil
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers
The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France's central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian.
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:PwC: AI revolution could slash global emissions by 4%
If the global agriculture, transport, energy and water sectors were to effectively embed artificial intelligence (AI) systems across their operations, worldwide greenhouse gas emissions would fall by 4% by 2030.
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:Finnish businesses set up 'world's first' marketplace for carbon removal certificates
A group of Finnish businesses have partnered with global financial solutions firm South Pole and Swedish bank SEB to launch a new marketplace for science-based CO2 removal certificates, in a bid to scale methods that can capture and remove carbon ...
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:Extinction Rebellion: Role of business in society is being defined by climate change
As thousands of climate protestors continue to blockade key London landmarks as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests, businesses have been warned that action or inaction to combat climate change will define their role in future societies.
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:Unilever reveals mixed progress towards Sustainable Living Plan goals
Unilever has posted strong progress towards its manufacturing waste, low-carbon energy and water abstraction goals, while also revealing that is it off-track to meet its sustainability commitments regarding the consumer-level water and waste footp...
Wednesday, 17th April 2019:An EV revolution: Four key takeaways from Tesla's first sustainability report
On Wednesday (16 April), the world's most talked-about electric vehicle (EV) company published its inaugural sustainability report, revealing in-depth information on its environmental credentials for the first time. Here, edie rounds up the key ta...
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:Yorkshire Water launches sustainability bond
Yorkshire Water has launched its first sustainability bond in a bid to raise 350m from investors.
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:The Nature Conservancy launches £30m Blue Bonds scheme for marine protection
International environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has set a new ambition to unlock up to $1.6bn in the restoration and conservation of marine environments, through a $40m ( 30m) "Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation&q...
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:We Mean Business boss: Companies must 'embed' ESG to survive low-carbon transition
EXCLUSIVE: In the face of pressing climate challenges, the business and finance sectors must now collaborate to ensure that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are embedded in all financial decisions to spur the creation of a zero-ca...
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:Microsoft targets 'zero-carbon' status for US headquarters through hydropower deal
Technology giant Microsoft is set to achieve carbon-neutral status for its global headquarters in Puget Sound, Washington, after inking a multi-year deal to source clean energy from local hydropower facilities.
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:Australia's largest Coca-Cola bottler to launch 100% recycled plastic bottles this year
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has pledged to double the amount of recycled plastic it sources for inclusion in plastic bottle production, after green campaigners criticised parent firm The Coca-Cola Company for its continued use of high quantities of vir...
Tuesday, 16th April 2019:The Big Brexit Questions: edie analyses green impact of EU exit with series of mini-podcasts
With MPs having failed to agree on a Withdrawal Agreement ahead of the 29 March deadline, the UK's green economy is continuing to ask questions about when and how we will exit the EU, and what impact this will have on business. edie has therefore ...
Monday, 15th April 2019:Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth, Finds IDTechEx Research
Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply. Then comes fastest growth with supply sometimes unable to keep up with demand then comes saturation. Take pure electric buses as
Monday, 15th April 2019:EU approves Irish State aid for renewable heat technologies
The European Commission has approved Irish state aid for renewable heat generation from technologies including biomass and anaerobic digestion. Having assessed the scheme, the commission found it to be proportionate as the payments granted to benef
Monday, 15th April 2019:McDonald's boosts biofuel generation with grease recovery partnership
Fast food giant McDonald's UK has inked a deal with commercial laundry and dishwashing appliances manufacturer Miele which will see it recover more of its used grease for recycling into biofuels.
Monday, 15th April 2019:UK breaks coal-free power generation record by huge margin
Coal has historically been at the cornerstone of the UK's electricity mix, but the first three months of 2019 saw the electricity grid clock up 650 hours of coal-free generation - more than was achieved during the entirety of 2017.
Monday, 15th April 2019:Evian unveils refillable device in bid to slash plastic waste
French bottled water company Evian is set to begin trials of a new refillable in-home water appliance next month, in a bid to gauge consumer appetite for lower-plastic alternatives to single-use bottles.
Monday, 15th April 2019:JLL 'on track' for 100% renewables target by 2020
Real estate giant JLL's electricity mix consists of 90% renewables, putting the firm on track to power its direct UK operations solely with renewable sources by 2020.
Monday, 15th April 2019:Philip Hammond joins finance coalition to spur climate action
Chancellor Philip Hammond has called on global financial leaders to place climate adaptation and mitigation at the heart of future economic policies and planning, after joining a new global coalition to drive action on climate change.
Monday, 15th April 2019:How Lucozade's seaweed sachet trials are spurring lasting behavior change around plastics
EXCLUSIVE: Following a successful pilot at two races last summer, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) last week confirmed that it will hand out 30,000 drinks in edible seaweed sachets at this year's London Marathon. But will these events generate lastin...
Monday, 15th April 2019:Diageo to remove plastic packaging from Guinness and beer multipacks
Beverage giant Diageo has today (15 April) revealed that it is investing 16m in an initiative which will see all plastic packaging removed from its Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp multipacks.
Sunday, 14th April 2019:Sydney's renewables aim and Ikea's 'Outstanding' store: The sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
Friday, 12th April 2019:Plans to build UK's first plastic-to-hydrogen recycling plant unveiled
Energy-from-waste firm Waste2Tricity has revealed plans to develop the UK's first industrial-scale facility capable of converting waste plastics into hydrogen in Cheshire.
Friday, 12th April 2019:Calls for sustainable business action mount amid school climate strikes
The global business sector is facing a new wave of calls to bolster its low-carbon and resource efficiency agendas, with the school strike climate movement now uniting staff, students, consumers and policymakers alike in climate activism.
Friday, 12th April 2019:The World Bank accused of dodging 'no-coal' pledge by funnelling billions of dollars into fossil fuels
A large-scale study on hundreds of active energy projects commissioned by The World Bank Group has concluded that the body is currently financing $21bn of fossil fuel projects, compared to $7bn in the renewables sector.
Friday, 12th April 2019:Algae-boosted solar panels and floating cities: The best green innovations of the week
Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Marston's to power rapid EV chargers with 100% renewable electricity
Pub chain and brewer Marston's has inked a deal which will see it power the 400 electric vehicle (EV) chargers it is installing across its UK estate with 100% renewable energy.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:European Commission teases carbon tax and nuclear treaty overhaul
The European Commission has made the case for scrapping national vetoes on environmental tax changes and for finally updating the bloc's venerable nuclear treaty, last amended in 1957.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Ikea's new Greenwich store receives highest BREEAM sustainability rating
Home improvement retailer Ikea's Greenwich store has achieved sustainable construction certification BREEAM's 'Outstanding' status, just over two months after it opened.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Walmart launches reusable bag range and spurs progress on supply chain emissions
The world's largest retailer, Walmart, used its annual sustainability summit to reveal that checkouts at its US stores will offer reusable bags made from post-consumer recycled content for the first time, alongside an update to its Project Gigaton...
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Extreme weather events cost Scottish farmers £161m in 2018, WWF finds
Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and the so-called 'Beast from the East' contributed to 161m in losses for farmers across Scotland during the 2017-18 financial year, new research from WWF Scotland has found.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Apple to exceed 4GW renewable energy goal for supply chain
Apple has almost doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to 100% clean energy, as part of a wider goal to deliver 4GW of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020.
Thursday, 11th April 2019:Starbucks and Hubbub launch joint fund championing coffee cup recycling programmes
Environmental charity Hubbub has today (11 April) launched a new funding initiative aimed at helping local authorities and other organisations launch or scale-up coffee cup recycling schemes, after receiving funding to launch the scheme from Starb...
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:Milk & More to add 160 pure-electric vans to its UK delivery fleet
Food and drink delivery firm Milk & More is set to add a further 160 fully electric vans to its UK fleet by the end of May, bringing its total electric van stock to more than 500 vehicles.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:Jaguar Land Rover updates closed-loop aluminium initiative
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing the next phase of its aluminium recycling strategy, having processed more than 300,000 tonnes of scrap back into vehicles over the last six years.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:UK emissions linked to annual Arctic ice loss larger than four cities
WWF has measured the impact of the UK's carbon emissions on ice loss in the Arctic for the first time, concluding that the nation's 2018 emissions caused the loss of more than 1000km2 of Arctic sea ice.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:New World Bank chief confirms commitment to environment
Donald Trump's choice to run the World Bank has moved swiftly to allay fears that his appointment will lead to a softening of the organisation's approach to climate change.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:SDGs becoming a 'new compass' for sustainable investing, survey finds
More than half of institutional investors to have incorporated environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into their frameworks are using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guideline, a new survey has found.
Wednesday, 10th April 2019:Co-op to halve emissions by 2025
The Co-op has announced new goals to reduce its direct emissions by 50% and product-related emissions by 11%, after reaching a previous carbon goal three years ahead of schedule.
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:Report: Failure to implement clean air laws cost EU €24bn in 2018
By failing to meet targets and regulations set out in EU environmental laws, Member States collectively cost the bloc's economy almost 55bn last year, a new report from the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment has found.
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:Nine fleet operators join Clean Van Commitment as ULEZ launches in London
Siemens, Mitie and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are among a group of nine business fleets organisations to have joined the Clean Van Commitment this week, in light of the launch of London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:UK water firms join global funding alliance helping sector to champion green innovation
UK-based water companies Severn Trent and United Utilities are among a group of 10 global water firms to have jointly launched a new innovation fund aimed at supporting green solutions to the sector's biggest sustainability challenges.
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:edie's 'Brexit Matrix' maps out green policy impact of EU departure
With the ongoing Brexit negotiations continuing to cause confusion and uncertainty, edie has pieced together a new 'Matrix' which clearly explains the impacts that the UK's various exit scenarios would have on environmental policy.
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:Shell commits $300m to conservation and carbon offset projects
Oil giant Shell has unveiled plans to invest $300m over the next three years on conservation and carbon offset projects in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 3%.
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes
If policymakers, businesses and investors across the world collaborate to scale-up renewable energy and to electrify sectors such as transport and heavy industry, 86% of the global power demand could be met with clean energy by 2050, new research ...
Tuesday, 9th April 2019:Speaker line-up confirmed for edie's SDG business strategy webinar
Sustainability experts from Thai Union, Hilton and Asia Pulp & Paper have all been confirmed to speak in a live edie webinar focused on aligning business strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), taking place Wednesday 8 May 20...
Monday, 8th April 2019:Co-op targets 100% sustainably sourced soy through credits scheme
Supermarket chain Co-op has set a new, ongoing target of sourcing 100% sustainably certified soy across its supply chains, after joining global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS).
Monday, 8th April 2019:'Historic breakthrough': Norway's giant oil fund dives into renewables
Norway's $1tn oil fund, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects.
Monday, 8th April 2019:Bank of America commits $300bn to sustainable finance
Bank of America has issued its third commitment to sustainable finance, pledging to mobilise an additional $300bn ( 230bn) in capital by 2030, with a previous commitment set to be achieved six years ahead of schedule.
Monday, 8th April 2019:The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling
A coalition of more than 20 businesses, NGOs, local authorities, policymakers and higher education establishments have forged a new joint initiative aimed at spurring the global transition to low-emission cooling.
Monday, 8th April 2019:Shell taken to court over climate impacts and alleged human rights 'violations'
Oil and gas giant Shell is facing legal actions over "slow" progress in reducing its emissions, improving its human rights protections and eliminating oil spills, with green campaign group Friends of the Earth's (FoTE) Netherlands arm cl...
Monday, 8th April 2019:Everything you need to know about London's ULEZ
The world's first Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been introduced across central London today (8 April), in a bid to reduce air pollution levels and carbon emissions from transport across the capital. Here, edie rounds up what, precisely, the Z...
Monday, 8th April 2019:How gamification is helping Bournemouth University engage staff with the SDGs
EXCLUSIVE: With 169 targets and 232 indicators across 17 large-scale sustainability challenges, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are often seen as a communications challenge due to their scope and scale. But by using gamification, Bournemo...
Sunday, 7th April 2019:Budweiser's plastic football pitch and Arval's EV chargers: the sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.