green business News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 SERIES

  • State of green business forum - Washington, DC

    The 2011 State of Green Business Forums bring together leading companies and thought leaders to take stock in how, and how well, companies are addressing environmental challenges. Speakers participating in keynote interviews and delivering One Great Idea talks will present the key trends in the greening of business, ...

  • Canadians support companies with green business practices

    Businesses that demonstrate they're operating their company in an environmentally responsible manner may have a strategic advantage - this according to the recent TD Canada Trust Green Business Survey that reveals nearly four in 10 (38%) Canadians say that they 'want to buy from a business that cares about the environment.' An additional 20 per cent of Canadians are even more passionate and want ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Business Awards 2010 opens for entries

    The Green Business Awards, a leading barometer of excellence in green practice, strategy and products in the UK, is now open for entries. The Green Business Awards seek out and scrutinize the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by UK business for achieving environmental sustainability, and implementing smart business practice. They are the 'Green ...

  • Business Travel Show Dubai Goes Green

    The Business Travel Show, Dubai has acknowledged the need to act now regarding climate change and has formed a partnership to offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the show by using regulated carbon credits supplied by London based Carbon Capital Markets®. The offsets are Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and come from a portfolio of methane recovery, renewable energy and energy ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • Standard Solar is proud to be a Certified Green Business

    We are proud to announce that Standard Solar is now a Montgomery County Certified Green Business! As a service provider of green energy solutions, it was important for us to implement sustainability practices throughout all areas of our business so that we were operating in a manner that demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship.Our team is so excited about this accomplishment and ...


    By Standard Solar, Inc.

  • Blackbaud receives Green Business Pioneer Award

    Blackbaud, Inc (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of nonprofit software and services, is rounding out the third quarter with a continued focus on its core value of 'making the world a better place.' As a result of its many employee-led initiatives, Blackbaud was named a Green Business Pioneer by the City of Charleston and the ...

  • IT purchasing to green your business and save money

    Keeping up with new developments in information technology (IT) is a major cost for many businesses. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) works with leading corporations to cut the high costs of IT purchasing and management, and to implement sustainable practices that can make your company a CSR leader. The Center is today introducing its new web portal for businesses looking for sustainable ...

  • Greening big business: confessions of a radical industrialist

    Ray Anderson is known as 'the greenest chief executive in America' - but he wasn't always that way. The founder and CEO of Interface Inc., a carpet tile company, found himself faced with giving a speech about his company's approach to the environment in 1994 and it really made him think. He told The New York Times, 'I was running a company that was plundering the earth. I thought, 'Damn, some day ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • State of green business forum - San Francisco

    The 2011 State of Green Business Forums bring together leading companies and thought leaders to take stock in how, and how well, companies are addressing environmental challenges. Speakers participating in keynote interviews and delivering One Great Idea talks will present the key trends in the greening of business, ...

  • Business leaders debate green economy in Paris

    Some 200 representatives from business and industry, governments and civil society gathered in Paris this week for global talks on the transition to a green economy. Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce and the French postal service Le Groupe La Poste, which hosted the event at its Paris headquarters, the two-day ...

  • DESMI Lifts Green Ship Business Case

    Maritime pumping solution manufacturer DESMI’s energy-optimisation approach generates positive cashflow for shipowners struggling to comply with new regulations. New rules call for fresh approach It’s hardly news that the shipping industry is mobilising to meet the demands of wave after wave of new environmental regulations. From the IMO’s ballast water management ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Mayor of London calls for businesses to go green

    Large businesses and public sector organisations are being urged to tackle their waste and increase recycling to save money in the economic downturn, as part of the Mayor of London’s initiative – Green500. Green500 is a carbon mentoring scheme initiated by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, aimed at large organisations to reduce their carbon emissions. Johnson held an event at City Hall, ...

  • `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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