Etsy crafts green head office in New York

A handmade and vintage product retailer has received a green certification for its headquarters in New York. Etsy’s Brooklyn office is the largest building in the world to have acheived the Living Building Challenge Petal award, which takes into account a wide range of sustainability criteria. As well as considering the green credentials of materials, […]

ReMade in Britain: wasting less is key to Brit economy say Tory MPs

A group of Tory MPs is calling on the Government to promote using resources in a better, more efficient way for a “quick economic win”. The subtly ‘green’ message from the 2020 Conservatives, a group of ‘modern’ green Tories, is part of a report which claims eliminating waste from business is an underrated route to […]

One in four businesses say sustainability is top 2014 priority

As New Year’s resolutions go, it seems quite a few small British businesses could be making theirs green. A new survey of more than 1,000 small to medium sized enterprises found sustainability is one of three top priorities for a quarter (25%) of them. The firms polled by Gusto Research for Lloyds bank had a […]

Only third of public can name a ‘sustainable’ company

Just a third of the public can name an environmentally ‘sustainable’ company according to a new poll released yesterday. The poll of 1,819 adults conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Carbon Trust earlier this month found two thirds (68%) of the general public were unable to name a company taking the issue of environmental […]

Cameron: ‘green business isn’t miserable, it means growth’

Prime Minister David Cameron believes ‘green’ business shouldn’t be seen as “miserable” but actually good for growth around the world. He made the remarks on a huge trade visit to India yesterday when he took 100 delegates to strengthen links between the two nations. Name-checking UK schemes like the world-first Green Investment Bank, a £3billion […]

British bosses feel UK losing to Germany in green growth

Britain’s business leaders believe the UK is lagging behind Germany in the race to capitalise on green business opportunities. A Carbon Trust investigation reveals that many top UK decision makers believe Germany is better prepared than Britain to take advantage of the £3.2 trillion global environmental market. The research coincides with the launch of a […]