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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Canadian small business going green: RBC study

    Half of Canadian small business owners (52 per cent) currently have (46 per cent) or are considering (six per cent) implementing a green plan or environmental policies for their business, according to an RBC small business survey. Small businesses that already have a plan or policies in place are more likely to concentrate on reducing energy (63 per cent), while those that are considering a green ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The tough realities of marketing and sales in green tech businesses

    Craig Shields, editor of 2GreenEnergy.com, offers a free report on today's principles of marketing and sales - and how they apply to clean tech businesses. Though Shields is best known for his wide-ranging comments on the clean energy and electric transportation industries, his professional background is marketing, and appears to have provided some valuable advice. "I try to offer my observations ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green Business League and Green Real Estate Education form alliance for education.

    Green Real Estate Education and Green Business League have formed an alliance to offer green education. Green Real Estate Education says it is time to create the proper outlets for the adult population in the country to be able to have new training at affordable prices. Both companies are leaders in their efforts world wide to inform the public on the merits of a green economy. Green Business ...


  • 2010 SME Green Conference: “the next opportunity” to help business 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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