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  • Energising retail to achieve a sustainable future
    What does the retail business of the future look like from an energy and sustainability perspective; and what technologies, innovations and solutions must be scaled up to achieve that sustainable future, today? E.ON's head of segment sales, retail and logistics Jan Wollesen explains.

  • Going beyond science-based targets
    Dr. James Robey, global head of environmental sustainability at Capgemini, explores the importance of setting bold targets and how Capgemini UK is going beyond science-based targets to become carbon positive.

  • One year on from the Clean Growth Strategy - making the case for energy efficiency in the UK
    Antoinette Sandbach MP writes on the importance of energy efficiency in the UK, as a follow-up to a Carbon Connect roundtable she co-chaired: 'The Clean Growth Strategy - Next Steps for Heat and Energy Efficiency' in December 2017, which was part of a roundtable series looking in depth at the Clean Growth Strategy. The roundtable series was the basis to a new policy brief 'One year on: delivering clean growth' which has been launched on the Carbon Connect website today (12 October).

  • What we can learn from the BBCs Drowning in Plastic documentary
    This isn't a piece about plastics, or how businesses can and should be reducing their plastics footprint. But, the BBC's jaw-dropping and necessarily bleak investigation into the havoc that plastics are causing the environment does offer some potential learnings for a sustainability professional.

  • The SDG stumbling blocks: Whats stopping us?
    Today is the Global Day of Action as part of Global Goals Week (22-29 September). But with the UK reportedly only performing well on less than a quarter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), why are our ambitions not converting into ACTIONS at a business level?

  • One foot in today, the other in tomorrow
    The retail sector has done much in the last decade on sustainability, but it is increasingly apparent that all this has just been a dress rehearsal, a beginning not an end.

  • The built environment: Leading the way with LEDs
    Lighting makes our world. Imagine the London skyline at night without the millions of lights illuminating the city, or trying to navigate your office, local shopping centre or even your home with just a candle... Like it or not, the built environment is completely dependent on lighting to provide us with the internal environments we need and expect.

  • The Climate Coach: Transport
    It will take you twenty minutes to get there - depending on traffic. Not an unusual statement wherever you live. People design cities and communities and yet often it is people that seem to be least considered as most of the space for movement is taken up by cars, vans and lorries. Pedestrians are pushed to the side and cyclists must brave traffic with a risk for their lives.

  • Dude, wheres my EV?
    Coinciding with government's Zero Emission Vehicles Summit, the Aldersgate Group published a briefing which sets out the major barriers to decarbonising UK road transport. Will Tricker, Policy Officer at the Group, considers what further support is needed from government to ensure UK businesses are best placed to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

  • How to create the right foundation for corporate activism to thrive
    We've entered a new era of corporate activism. From US retailer Patagonia suing President Trump over proposed changes to Utah's national monuments, to the Salesforce chief executive who threatened to withdraw investment from the state of Indiana if an anti-LGBT law was not withdrawn, businesses are getting better at balancing commercial goals with social responsibility.

  • Manufacturing the future: We must chase the positive and reverse climate change
    Interface's vice-president and chief sustainability officer Erin Meezan recently provided the foreword to edie's brand-new sector insight report, which provides an end-to-end overview of the steps that organisations within Britain's manufacturing industry can take to achieve a sustainable future, today.

  • Future gazing the role of the sustainability profession
    It's a tricky thing, predicting the future. So, before looking forward let us reflect upon on what changes we've seen in the CRS profession over the last 20 years. There's no doubt we are a profession that is growing in maturity, and yet still evolving.

  • World Water Week: Valuing our natural environment
    We all 'appreciate' a babbling brook and beautiful rivers and oceans, but what is the value of our natural environment? World Water Week provides us all with the perfect opportunity to reflect on the importance of water stewardship, which is not only about doing the right thing, it's also about generating real business benefits as a result.

  • Machine makers are leading the way to low-carbon
    With regulators and markets increasingly demanding the decarbonisation of high-emitting sectors, we are on the verge of a low-carbon industrial revolution. However, to get over the line the products and services supplied to these sectors need to transform.

  • Building a sustainable business: Watching your environmental footprint and the bottom line
    Meeting environmental responsibilities - at a consumer and business level - has skyrocketed up the UK policy agenda this year. Now a major focus for the general public, this has led to monumental changes in everyday practices, such as charging for single-use plastic carrier bags, and more recently, the introduction of a charge on single-use paper cups.

  • Ending deforestation: A collective effort
    As of March 2017, 447 companies had made 760 commitments to curb forest destruction in supply chains ranging from palm oil, soy, timber, pulp and cattle. At the same time, the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement saw 80% of the 196 signatories committed to halting deforestation and better managing forest and agricultural landscapes.

  • edie at 20: Despite the idiocy that is Brexit, we can do it
    For edie's 20th anniversary, prominent environmental peer Lord Deben reflects on green policy, Brexit, carbon budgets and flat-earthers.

  • If you think sustainable procurement costs more youre doing it wrong
    Failure to observe a simple economic principle is at the heart of the myth that sustainable procurement costs more. It shouldn't. But bad procurement will cost you more.

  • edie at 20: How did sustainability become so business-critical?
    edie's 20th anniversary as a sustainable business media brand is an ideal opportunity to remind ourselves of the past two decades of corporate sustainability, which have seen it evolve from an environmental add-on to a fundamental aspect of growth.

  • SDG immersion: Breaking down barriers for business
    Four days at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is undoubtedly an immersion process. It's also a good way to gain perspective - I learnt as much by the things that weren't said as those that were.

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