Friday, 19th October 2018:BMW's closed-loop batteries and AI-powered beehives: The best innovations for Green GB Week
A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best. - edie news centre
Thursday, 18th October 2018:PwC pledges to offset air travel emissions and source 100% renewable electricity
Professional services giant PwC has this week pledged to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations and to offset all emissions accounted for by flights taken by employees for business purposes. - edie news centre
Thursday, 18th October 2018:AB InBev teams up with WWF to champion supply chain water stewardship
The world's largest brewer has launched new partnerships with WWF and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in a bid to accelerate water security initiatives in water-stressed areas around the world. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:Global investors call on pension funds to address climate-related risks
A group of 161 investment firms with more than 21trn in collective assets under management have called on pension fund managers to factor climate-related risks into their planning processes. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:Big-name retailers collaborate to spur uptake of clean domestic fuels
Several big-name retail brands including B&Q, Asda and Wickes have this week unveiled fresh measures to help consumers make the switch to low-carbon, smoke-free and energy-efficient home fuels. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:Government launches £320m scheme to help decarbonise UK's heat networks
The Government has launched a 320m scheme to help accelerate the adoption of low-carbon heat technologies across the UK's public, private and domestic sectors, on the same week that further tweaks to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) were criticised. -
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:Clean Growth Fund spearheads Government's green finance commitments
As part of Green GB Week, the UK Government has announced a new 40m venture capital fund to help bring innovative clean technologies to market. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:Amazon pledges to install 20MW solar systems across UK fulfilment centres
Amazon has this week pledged to deploy 20MW of solar panels across its UK fulfilment centres, in a move that will slash its carbon footprint by 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 17th October 2018:#GreenGB Week Infographic: Clean Growth in the UK
The Government's landmark Green GB Week, with edie acting as the official media partner, is taking place this week. To mark the occasion, edie has produced an insightful infographic showcasing the clean growth success stories that are driving the low-carb
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Science Based Targets initiative to support businesses with 1.5C goals in wake of IPCC report
The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) will place a renewed focus on assisting businesses in setting emissions reduction goals aligned with the 1.5C ambition of the Paris Agreement, a WWF official has revealed. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:BEIS announces green buildings drive and single-use plastics crackdown
EXCLUSIVE: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (16 October) underlined its commitment to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing its estate emissions by 66% through two new commitments that have been posted on
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:John Lewis and Waitrose pledge to power entire delivery fleet with bio-methane by 2028
EXCLUSIVE: The John Lewis Partnership, which operates the John Lewis and Waitrose retailers, will convert its 500-strong fleet of diesel delivery trucks to be powered by bio-methane by 2028, as part of a new commitment published on edie's Mission Possible
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Heathrow to waive landing fees for world's first electric aircraft
Heathrow Airport has announced that it will waive a year's worth of landing charges for the world's first electric passenger plane once it is developed, in a bid to encourage the low-carbon transition to gather pace in the aviation sector. - edie news cen
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Report: Clean energy technologies could deliver half of UK emissions cuts needed by 2030
Clean energy technologies such as battery storage and solar generation could deliver more than half of the required emissions cuts set out in the UK's Clean Growth Strategy by 2030, a new report from Centrica Business Solutions has concluded. - edie news
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Ban Ki-moon: UK businesses must lead climate adaptation efforts to achieve Mission Possible
EXCLUSIVE: Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a rallying cry to the UK business community to lead efforts to adapt to climate change. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Science Based Targets initiative to support businesses with 1.5C goals in wake of IPCC report
The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) will place a renewed focus on assisting businesses in setting emissions reduction goals aligned with the 1.5C ambition of the Paris Agreement, a WWF official has revealed. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale
Scottish Power has ditched fossil fuels for electricity generation and switched to 100% wind power, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than 700m. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 16th October 2018:65 and counting: Amazon, PwC and Royal Mail lead wave of Mission Possible Pledges for Green GB Week
EXCLUSIVE: More than 30 businesses from across the country have today (16 October) announced an array of bold new sustainability commitments on edie's virtual Pledge Wall, taking the number of pledges that have been submitted through the Mission Possible
Monday, 15th October 2018:Co-op: Fair pay for supply chain workers 'could be the next plastics'
As more companies begin to emphasise the importance of human rights across global supply chains, the Co-op's chief commercial officer Michael Fletcher has noted that supply chain worker treatment could have a
Monday, 15th October 2018:Investors urged to act on natural capital to help halt climate change
The investment sector has been urged to assess their impacts and dependencies on natural capital resources - such as clean air, oceans and forests - in the wake of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) landmark report on global warming. -
Monday, 15th October 2018:BT pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business by 2045
As the UK Government announces plans to discuss a potential net-zero emissions strategy, technology giant BT has pledged to become a net-zero-carbon business by 2045. - edie news centre
Monday, 15th October 2018:IHG commits to global phase-out of plastic straws
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it will remove plastic straws from its global estate of more than 5,400 hotels by the end of 2019. - edie news centre
Sunday, 14th October 2018:VW's electric microbuses and Ikea's furniture servitisation drive: 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. - edie news centre
Friday, 12th October 2018:Taking place on Thursday: edie's science-based targets webinar
Individuals looking to adopt and implement science-based targets for their business are encouraged to tune into a free webinar on Thursday (18 October), featuring expert insight from the likes of BT, Capgemini and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders G
Friday, 12th October 2018:Lidl becomes first UK retailer to purchase 100% sustainably-sourced soy
Discount chain Lidl has become the first UK retailer to switch to 100% sustainably-sourced soy for its own-brand products, after joining the Government's Roundtable for Sustainable Soy. - edie news centre
Friday, 12th October 2018:Carbon-negative batteries and food waste plastics: The best green innovations of the week
A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best. - edie news centre
Thursday, 11th October 2018:Hovis incorporates first all-electric trucks into delivery fleet
Bakery giant Hovis has today (11 October) introduced its first all-electric vehicles into its UK delivery fleet in a bid to reduce air pollution in urban areas. - edie news centre
Thursday, 11th October 2018:PepsiCo to launch range of 100% recycled plastic packaging by 2020
PepsiCo has this week unveiled plans to purchase 100% recycled plastic for some of its packaging lines by 2020, after the company was named by Greenpeace as one of the largest corporate plastic polluters in the world. - edie news centre
Thursday, 11th October 2018:Waitrose trials bio-based alternative to black plastic
Waitrose & Partners is set to trial innovative, fibre-based packaging across its range of Italian ready meals as part of the supermarket group's commitment to eliminate black plastics from its own-brand products by 2019. - edie news centre
Thursday, 11th October 2018:Fashion industry 'playing catch-up' with the circular economy, says H&M Foundation
EXCLUSIVE: With reports continuing to reveal the extent of the environmental and social damage being caused by fast-fashion, not-for-profit sustainable development organisation H&M Foundation believes the industry is now on the cusp of a radical sustainab
Wednesday, 10th October 2018:Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C
The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 10th October 2018:One week left to register for edie's science-based targets webinar
Individuals looking to adopt and implement science-based targets for their business are encouraged to tune into a free webinar next week, featuring expert insight from the likes of BT, Capgemini and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group. - edie ne
Wednesday, 10th October 2018:Course details confirmed for 2019 Sustainability Leadership Programme
Applications are now open for sustainability professionals to take part in a brand new education programme launched by edie and Cranfield University which will equip you with concrete ideas and new abilities to effectively embed sustainability into your c
Wednesday, 10th October 2018:'Disappointed' EU capitals agree on 35% car CO2 cuts
EU environment ministers took until nearly midnight on Tuesday (9 October) to agree on a common position for car and van CO2 emission cuts for 2030 but several member states were left "disappointed" with the final agreement. - edie news centre
Wednesday, 10th October 2018:P&G joins Circular Economy 100 to accelerate closed-loop transition
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is among four new corporate members of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the innovation platform launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate circular economy ambitions. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 9th October 2018:Skillnet Ireland welcomes significant budget increase of 29% to support workforce skills development
Skillnet Ireland welcomes significant budget increase of 29% to support workforce skills development Clear recognition of Skillnet Ireland and the value of skills development of the Irish workforce 29% in additional funding will help Irish companies
Tuesday, 9th October 2018:MPs propose compulsory metering powers for water firms
Water companies should be given powers to introduce compulsory metering but subject to tougher targets to cut leaks, MPs have recommended. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 9th October 2018:Government launches landmark review into UK business action on SDGs
The UK Government has this week launched its first voluntary review into how the nation's business community is contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). - edie news centre
Tuesday, 9th October 2018:Clorox exceeds carbon reduction target three years early
The Clorox Company has surpassed its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, according to the consumer goods giant's latest annual report. - edie news centre
Tuesday, 9th October 2018:M&S launches digital map to boost seafood supply chain transparency
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has this week launched an interactive digital map that allows customers and shareholders to track the origin of its seafood products. - edie news centre
Monday, 8th October 2018:Huge risk if global warming exceeds 1.5C, warns landmark UN report
The world's leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundred
Monday, 8th October 2018:IPCC 1.5C report: How can business drive the creation of a carbon-neutral world?
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and has done so by releasing a landmark report that acknowledges the severity of the challenge at hand. But how can business stop being part of the probl
Monday, 8th October 2018:Walkers to launch UK's first crisp packet recycling scheme
The UK's biggest crisp brand Walkers has unveiled plans to launch a nationwide crisp packet recycling scheme, following months of consumer protests against its hard-to-recycle packaging. - edie news centre
Monday, 8th October 2018:Tesco removes fruit and veg 'best before' dates
The UK's largest supermarket has revealed plans to remove "best before" dates from more than 100 of its fruit and vegetable lines, as it strives to meet a target to halve its food waste output by 2025. - edie news centre
Monday, 8th October 2018:Almost two-thirds of UK businesses yet to set emissions targets, survey reveals
Almost two-thirds (61%) of companies in the UK's private sector have not yet set a specific, numerical target for reducing their emissions, a new survey from consultancy YouGov has revealed. - edie news centre
Sunday, 7th October 2018:Plastic-free leisure parks and low-carbon jet fuels: 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.
Wednesday, 20th December 2017:VERDE LED is first Irish lighting manufacturer to receive Carbon Trust accreditation
Leading Irish manufacturer of commercial energy saving LED lighting solutions, VERDE LED has become the first, and only, Irish Lighting manufacturer to receive Carbon Trust accreditation from the UK. The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme is the
Monday, 6th November 2017:Energia powering ahead
Energia is the fastest growing energy supplier for the second year running, according to new figures released by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). The CRU report looks at the number of households switching supplier in Ireland’s home