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  • Vancouver a great place for green business

    Vancouver is not just one of the world's most livable cities, it's also a great place to do business, especially green business, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told delegates at the opening session of Globe 2010, the biennial conference on business and the environment. People know Vancouver to be a beautiful city, and one of the most livable cities in the world, Robertson said. But what people ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Deal boost for small businesses

    In a keynote speech on 20th March at the annual Ecobuild conference in London, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced the coalition is to cut more red tape to allow small businesses in to the Green Deal market. The Green Deal is the government’s plan to improve the nation’s draughty homes at no upfront cost to the consumer. It will be launched later in the year. Greg ...

  • Do consumers control the greening of business?

    A survey conducted by Buzzback Market Research of US and UK consumers is just the latest in a growing number of reports that indicate consumers want greener products. Evidence is mounting that suggests consumer power is the strongest force in the greening of industry. Buzzback, a New York City Internet consumer research and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Why Going Green is Good For Business

    When environmental issues first hit the headlines back in the late 1970s the concept of going green was alien to most businesses. Since then, the world has pulled together and created all kinds of initiatives and programs to help reduce carbon footprints and the amount of waste sent to landfill. Schemes range from a simple paper recycling bin in offices through to full scale carbon ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • Skids, trays, and packaging for green businesses

    Green Path Guide As our landfills burst at the seams, there is no doubt that we have a unfortunate penchant for throwing things away. Like throwing trash out of the window of the car, the trash becomes someone else’s problem. Neither of this bad habits can be put in a positive light, even if we can get away with it. Many companies ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 8 Green Business initiatives for 2011

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company The rejuvenating business environment is beginning to motivate executives to answer the business sustainability call to action and revisit some of the basic survival tactics of the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Green-thinking mumpreneur wins national business award

    September 23 2010 - Being a full time mum whilst running your own business is no mean feat, yet Fiona King from Glasgow has done it so well that her success has been recognised at the 2010 Mumpreneur Conference and Awards sponsored by Ryman Stationary.   Fiona's business, TotsBots, was chosen by a panel of independent judges as the winner of the Best Green Business Award. The award, ...


  • It`s hard for small businesses to be green - report

    A new report from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) profiles a handful of small firms developing new clean energy technologies--and outlines the challenges they face. Beyond the technological obstacles navigated by every innovative firm in the industry, as well continued uncertainty over the national and global economies, the authors argue that the profiled firms were challenged by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Willowstick Technologies wins iQ award for green business

    Willowstick Technologies, the leading provider of innovative subsurface water mapping services, was recognized Wednesday as one of the top earth-friendly businesses in the state, winning an award in the category of Green Business at Utah Business magazine’s iQ Awards.In a ceremony at Salt Lake City’s Wells Fargo Bank Building, Willowstick was recognized for providing alternatives to traditional ...

  • Greening your business – a guide to getting started

    A clear definition of sustainability and an explanation of its implications "It´s not easy being green." The famous 1970 song by Kermit the Frog, still seems to resonate with many managers. Despite the proven benefits of becoming more environmentally sustainable, many managers of small-to-medium sized companies, not-for-profits and public sector organizations have yet to take that first ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate express challenges aussie businesses to go green

    Corporate Express has recently announced two major initiatives designed to encourage and assist Australian businesses to become more environmentally and socially sustainable. Corporate Express' Go Green Guide - for a Greener Workspace aims to encourage and facilitate sustainable procurement for Australian businesses. The guide includes tangible advice and simple 'how to' steps ...

  • The top 10 green business stories of 2010

    Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010. To keep this to blog length, it's going to be quick, so see the links for more on these stories. The first five are macro-level issues that affect the context for business: 1. The climate bill dies in the U.S. Senate. Any hope for a national approach to tackling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Britain’s businesses urged to tap into green economy potential

    Britain’s businesses should tap the full potential of a low carbon economy and green society the Environment Secretary Hilary Benn will say tonight. Speaking at the launch of the Aldersgate Group’s ‘Beyond Carbon’ report Mr Benn will call on businesses to recognise the business benefits of building resource efficiency and sustainability into their long term planning and risk assessment. ...


  • EU targets could apply for business and green waste

    Business waste and green waste could be included within the overall 50% recycling target set earlier this year by the European Parliament and EU Environment Council, for EU member states to achieve by 2020. Speaking to delegates at the annual Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) conference last week, MEP and European Parliament rapporteur for waste Caroline Jackson conceded that ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Green Growth seen as prime business opportunity in Scotland

    The Carbon Trust challenges businesses to be better equipped to take advantage New research from the Carbon Trust has shown that Scottish business leaders are almost unanimous in their belief that green growth is an opportunity for their business (94%) over the next five years. However, when asked which country is best prepared to take advantage of the green economy, over one in five ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Towards Green Growth: Seizing Business Opportunities

    Ladies and Gentlemen, People in Europe are looking for ways to recover from the devastation of the economic and financial crisis. Governments are searching to create jobs and growth. My message is that resource efficiency is an essential ingredient in the recipe. From the industrial revolution, our economic growth has relied on the increasingly extensive use of ever cheaper resources, not just ...

  • DNV business assurance joins green industry platform

    DNV Business Assurance, a global certification body, has joined the Green Industry Platform, a global multi-stakeholder partnership convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The Green Industry Platform assists countries and companies in greening the manufacturing process and creating green industries for the production of ...

  • Green Companies as the Main Player in a New Business Culture

    On April 21 and 22, the China Entrepreneur Club and the Qingdao Municipal Government hosted the 2011 Annual Summit of Green Companies and the Announcement of China's Top 100 Green Companies in Qingdao.Over 600 domestic and international political dignitaries, entrepreneurs, leading scholars and NGO ...


    By China Entrepreneurs

  • `Your green economy needs you` - article by Greg Barker in Business Green

    Whether Britain succeeds in stealing a march in the global low carbon race will depend in part on the skills, enthusiasm and experience of our workforce. From building, installing and designing the new energy infrastructure of the future, Britain's green economy will need a massive injection of skills which could amount to a new 'low carbon army'. And the role played by the next generation of ...

  • 2010 SME Green Conference: `the next opportunity` to help businesses grow with green

    There is both money to be made and sustainability to be achieved when incorporating GREEN into everyday business practices…and that is what South Florida business owners, entrepreneurs and C-suite executives will learn when they attend the first SME Green Conference: "The Next Opportunity" developed and hosted by the Wyland Living Green Fair and South Florida Business Journal, presented by ...

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