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Top of the league table: London Metropolitan University's sector-leading carbon reductions

Written byMatthew Drane
on 26 October 2017
Top of the league table: London Metropolitan University's sector-leading carbon reductions

London Metropolitan University topped this year's University Carbon League Table having reduced their emissions by an impressive 57% since 2005 . Find out how they did it

Low Carbon Innovation Funding Opportunity

Written byMatthew Drane
on 23 October 2017
Low Carbon Innovation Funding Opportunity

Find out how you can secure funding for your low-carbon business through Shell's Springboard Competition

Brite Green Publish Latest University Carbon Report

Written byMatthew Drane
on 26 September 2017
Brite Green Publish Latest University Carbon Report

Brite Green has published it's latest University Carbon Report, showcasing the sector's performance against their 2020 targets.

Pre-order the Brite Green University Carbon Report

Written byMatthew Drane
on 04 September 2017
Pre-order the Brite Green University Carbon Report

Our latest carbon progress report for the higher education sector is out in September. Pre-order your copy today.

Designing for sustainability: What do you need to consider?

Written byMatthew Drane
on 05 May 2017
Designing for sustainability: What do you need to consider?

Find out about what you need to consider when embedding sustainability into your design process.

The companies tackling the plastic problem through sustainable innovation

Written byMatthew Drane
on 03 May 2017
The companies tackling the plastic problem through sustainable innovation

Find out about the innovative companies who are leading the way by tackling the plastic problem through sustainability-driven innovation

Birmingham City University: Their ISO 14001 transition story

Written byMatthew Drane
on 26 April 2017
Birmingham City University: Their ISO 14001 transition story

Birmingham City University are one of the first UK universities to achieve ISO 14001:2015 certification. Find out about their transition

The healthy snack company tackling food waste in a tasty way

Written byMatthew Drane
on 28 March 2017
The healthy snack company tackling food waste in a tasty way

Snact are disrupting the snack industry by tackling food waste in a tasty way

ISO 50001: What can it offer your organisation

Written byMatthew Drane
on 23 February 2017
ISO 50001: What can it offer your organisation

It's time to get serious about energy management with ISO 50001

London Luton Airport appoints Brite Green to expand their sustainability strategy

Written byMatthew Drane
on 22 February 2017
London Luton Airport appoints Brite Green to expand their sustainability strategy

Find out about our work with London Luton Airport on their sustainability strategy

London Met's outstanding emissions reductions

Written byMatthew Drane
on 31 January 2017
London Met's outstanding emissions reductions

Find out about London's Metropolitan University's leading carbon management programme and how they achieved their outstanding carbon reductions..

Brite Green MD named finalist at Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Written byMatthew Drane
on 21 November 2016
Brite Green MD named finalist at Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Brite Green Managing Partner Darren Chadwick was named as of the five finalists at the 2016 Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

University Sustainability News Roundup- November 2016

Written bySuper User
on 18 November 2016
University Sustainability News Roundup- November 2016

Here's a roundup of recent news on sustainability initiatives at universities across the country

ISO 14001 Transition: Saatchi & Saatchi's story on leading the way

Written byMatthew Drane
on 15 November 2016
ISO 14001 Transition: Saatchi & Saatchi's story on leading the way

Find out how you can secure funding for your low-carbon business through Shell's Springboard Competition

Aviation emissions deal takes off

Written bySuper User
on 11 October 2016
Aviation emissions deal takes off

Last week, members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation agreed to implement a cap on global carbon emissions for air travel.

University 2020 carbon reduction targets: progress report

Written bySuper User
on 21 September 2016
University 2020 carbon reduction targets: progress report

Universities and colleges need to rethink carbon management plans if they are to stay on course to meet their carbon reduction targets. Research published by Brite Green has shown that whilst some universities have made excellent reductions, the sector as a whole is on track to only achieve half the sector reduction target of 43% by 2020.

University carbon progress report out next week

Written bySuper User
on 13 September 2016
University carbon progress report out next week

Our latest carbon progress report for the higher education sector will be published next week. Pre-order your copy now.

Sustainability News Roundup - August 2016

Written bySuper User
on 08 September 2016
Sustainability News Roundup - August 2016

Here's a roundup of interesting sustainable business articles from this month.

US and China ratify the Paris Agreement

Written bySuper User
on 08 September 2016
US and China ratify the Paris Agreement

The US and China ratify the Paris agreement on climate change, kick-starting the process for global implementation.

University emissions data now available for review

Written bySuper User
on 25 May 2016

Emissions data for the 2014/15 academic year is now available for institutions to review before the report is published in September 2016.

Sustainability News Roundup - April 2016

Written bySuper User
on 25 April 2016

Here's a roundup of interesting sustainable business articles from this month.

ISO 14001: Transition to the new 2015 standard

Written byMatthew Drane
on 23 March 2016
ISO 14001: Transition to the new 2015 standard

Join us in person or online for our briefing on the changes to ISO: 14001 and how to transition.

Budget 2016: your guide to the changes in environmental policy

Written bySuper User
on 17 March 2016

Here’s a quick overview of the changes in environmental policy that the chancellor set out in the 2016 budget.

ISO 14001 2015 updates: Business context

Written byMatthew Drane
on 23 February 2016
ISO 14001 2015 updates: Business context

In the second of our series on the ISO 14001 updates, we look at the new requirements to consider business context in the EMS.

ISO 14001 2015 updates: Leadership

Written byMatthew Drane
on 22 February 2016
ISO 14001 2015 updates: Leadership

In the first of our series on the ISO 14001 updates, we look at the significant new requirements for top management. 

ISO 14001 2015 updates: Lifecycle requirements

Written byMatthew Drane
on 22 February 2016

In the third of our series on the ISO 14001 updates, we look at the new lifecycle requirements for your EMS.

ISO 14001 2015 updates: Opportunities and risks

Written byMatthew Drane
on 22 February 2016

In the final blog in our ISO 14001 transition series, we look at the new language focussed on opportunities and what it means for organisations looking to transition.

ISO 14001: Your guide to the 2015 standard

Written bySuper User
on 19 February 2016

Here's your guide to the changes you need to know about in the new 2015 ISO 14001 environmental management system standard.

ISO 14001: Your guide to the 2015 standard

Written byMatthew Drane
on 19 February 2016
ISO 14001: Your guide to the 2015 standard

Here's your guide to the changes you need to know about in the new ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system standard.

University emissions performance widely reported

Written bySuper User
on 10 August 2015

Carbon emissions performance in the higher education sector have been reported widely following the publication of the latest Brite Green university carbon progress report. 

The 7 things you need to know about the new ISO 14001 standard

Written bySuper User
on 16 June 2015

Here's a quick run down of the 7 key changes to ISO 14001 you need to know about.

University emissions data now available for review

Written bySuper User
on 09 June 2015

Emissions data for the 2013/14 academic year is now available for institutions to review before the report is published in September 2015.

Frugal innovation - a lesson in design for the 21st Century

Written bySuper User
on 29 May 2015

Frugal innovation is all about designing products from limited resources. Developed in India and spreading quickly across emerging economies and into developed nations as well, the design paradigm frames resource scarcity as an opportunity and poorer populations as a market to serve, not as an objective of charity.

Tougher legislation on conflict minerals to impact 800,000 EU companies

Written bySuper User
on 29 May 2015

The EU parliament passed legislation this month which will bring in tough measures on conflict minerals across Europe. The legislation will enforce mandatory monitoring systems for the whole supply chain of conflict minerals, which not only affects smelters and importers, but also requires the 800,000 EU manufacturing companies to implement robust due diligence processes.

EAUC Webinar – Brite Green university carbon report and future analysis consultation

Written bySuper User
on 07 April 2015

Following the publication of our university carbon report in April 2015, Brite Green will be holding a webinar with EAUC at 12pm on the 9th June to discuss the report findings and our methodology for reviewing the 2013/14 emissions figures. We'll also hear from Jonathon Mills from Lancaster University and Graham Barton from the Royal Agricultural University about their carbon management plan experience.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - quick compliance guide

Written bySuper User
on 20 March 2015

Thousands of companies across the UK are affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a mandatory energy saving identification and assessment scheme for large companies. In this post, we outline the requirements and basic steps to follow for ESOS compliance.

Up to £5k grants available for SMEs for energy efficiency projects

Written bySuper User
on 06 March 2015

The Low Carbon Workspace programme is offering grants for SMEs in the South-East of England to improve energy efficiency. Check out whether you're eligible and how we can help you improve your sustainability and business performance.

Funding available for SMEs to "Go Green"

Written bySuper User
on 02 March 2015

Grants of up to £3,000 are now available for SMEs in the South East of England for promoting an innovative environmentally friendly products or for projects to improve company environmental performance. Find out whether you are eligible and how we can help you improve your sustainability management.

Brite Green's MD talks sustainable investment with Share Radio

Written bySuper User
on 20 January 2015

Darren Chadwick speaks with Billy Bambrough on Share Radio about why companies with better sustainability management are outperforming their peers.

Innovation and Corporate Engagement

Written bySuper User
on 08 July 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability strategy are changing as businesses come to see engagement with these issues as integral to success rather than just a sticking plaster to be applied for PR purposes. This guest post from Ben Lewis of Lewis Sustainable explores how corporate engagement in social and environmental issues can foster innovation and generate shared value.

Product sustainability: An easy guide to life cycle assessment

Written bySuper User
on 03 July 2013

With energy and raw material costs are high and rising, understanding the environmental impact of a product is proving to be an important tool for manufacturers. Brite Green associate consultant Michael Hill explains how using product footprinting can reduce costs, risk and environmental impacts at the same time in his easy guide to product assessment.

Sustainable Strategy: Sustainable companies outperform the market

Written bySuper User
on 25 June 2013

With my Oxford tutor hat on this week I’ve been catching up on some reading and focussed on the link between business performance and sustainability and look at what companies do in order to deliver financial returns on investing in environmental and social programmes. In this article I review a paper by Robert Eccles at the Harvard Business School and make the case that rather than detracting from investor returns, fully incorporating sustainability issues into corporate strategy provides the basis for growth and profitability, and taking a long term view is starting to allow companies to fully realise the potential benefits.

New guidance published on environmental and carbon reporting

Written bySuper User
on 23 June 2013

Defra has published comprehensive updated guidance for carbon and environmental reporting for UK companies. The revisions include guidance for mandatory and voluntary greenhouse gas reporting, and general environmental reporting including the use of key performance indicators.

Private equity ESG reporting. Don't just report: Communicate.

Written bySuper User
on 20 June 2013

The private equity sector has historically focussed on environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance, but there is a growing consensus in the industry that there is a strong business case for managing ESG more actively to deliver strategic value.  In addition, investors are increasingly asking for more information about non-financial performance of investments and there is concern that these information requests are proliferating. Developing effective external ESG reporting provides a good opportunity to not only answer investor questions on non-financial performance, but create a compelling narrative as to how an asset manager is adding value through active ESG management.

Manufacturing: reduce costs and risk through resource efficiency

Written bySuper User
on 20 June 2013

With manufacturers facing rising raw material and energy costs, increasing environmental legislation, and more focus from investors and customers on environmental issues, the business case to improve resource efficiency and environmental management is strong. Using a product lifecycle approach will identify new opportunities to reduce costs and risks, and improved inventory management will ensure that manufacturers are leaner and more responsive to customer demands.

Assessing the sustainability performance of products

Written bySuper User
on 19 June 2013

Understanding the environmental impacts of a product can provide an excellent insight into how to reduce manufacturing costs and create better products for customers, so here's our quick guide to product lifecycle assessment or LCA.

Corporate Social Enterprise Activate

Written bySuper User
on 14 June 2013

CSEactivate is a new mechanism for corporate engagement with social and environmental issues that utilises commercial skills and intellectual resources to deliver project outcomes.

Private Equity ESG reporting – demonstrate value to investors

Written bySuper User
on 07 June 2013

Through improved ESG management and reporting, Private Equity firms have an opportunity to identify and realise additional value across the investment cycle and communicate this more effectively to investors.

Brite Green win entrepreneur award

Written bySuper User
on 24 May 2013

Brite Green has once again been named as one of the UK top social entrepreneurial firms. At an awards ceremony last night at the Ernst & Young HQ in More London Riverside, Brite Green director Alex James received a Future 50 award, recognising “entrepreneurial flair and innovation in progressing a responsible business venture”.

Government publishes updated regs for mandatory GHG reporting

Written bySuper User
on 13 April 2013

The regulations for mandatory GHG reporting for quoted companies have recently been finalised and we have updated our guidance to reflect the current state of play. Our revised guide is available here and here are the key points.

ISO 14001 – 5 key changes that you need to know about

Written bySuper User
on 23 March 2013

ISO 14001 is currently being revised, with the 2004 standard having a thorough facelift to ensure that it remains the definitive best practice framework for environmental management systems.

ISO 14001 – 5 key changes that you need to know about

Written bySuper User
on 23 March 2013

ISO 14001 is currently being revised, with the 2004 standard having a thorough facelift to ensure that it remains the definitive best practice framework for environmental management systems.

Sustainable materials at the Royal Society

Written bySuper User
on 20 November 2012

There was a fascinating talk at the Royal Society on Monday by Dr Julian Allwood of the University of Cambridge on sustainable materials. The focus was on improving the effectiveness and/or efficiency of our use of steel, aluminium and cement as a means of reducing GHG emissions. This is particularly important as these are carbon-intensive materials that are fundamental to our civilisation and with no viable substitutes. The details of the event and the webcast are available here and the (free!) associated e-book is here

Brite Green awarded low carbon framework in Manchester

Written bySuper User
on 22 May 2012

With our partners, Optimum Consultancy, Brite Green have been awarded a framework contract for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to deliver low carbon and sustainability consultancy services across the Greater Manchester area.

Science and business - the critical partnership

Written bySuper User
on 23 April 2012

Alex James: I have been to two very different events in the last week, each reflecting different areas in my own professional development and interests. The two also got me thinking about the types of innovation we need to achieve sustainability and how science and business need to work together in this.

Brite Green launch Mandatory Greenhouse Gas reporting Services with Optimum

Written bySuper User
on 08 January 2012

Brite Green has teamed up with Optimum Consultancy to provide performance-focussed support to all companies who are caught by the upcoming Mandatory Greenhouse Gas reporting legislation. Our guidance paper is now available here.

Brite Green Global Policy Seminars – University of Oxford

Written bySuper User
on 30 October 2011

This week was the latest in the Brite Green Global Policy Seminars series at the University of Oxford. The seminar, run in conjunction with The Institute of Human Sciences, OXPEACE and the African Studies Centre, was entitled “Environmental Conflict and its resolutions” has three excellent speakers: Karen Witsenburg, Harry Verhoeren and Andrew Loveridge.

Brite Green scoop UK Social Entrepreneur Award

Written bySuper User
on 18 October 2011

We are very pleased to announce that at an awards ceremony last night at the Ernst and Young HQ in More London, Brite Green were named as one of the UKs top 100 young social and environmental entrepreneurs.

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Top of the league table: London Metropolitan University's sector-leading carbon reductions

Written byMatthew Drane
on 26 October 2017
Top of the league table: London Metropolitan University's sector-leading carbon reductions

London Metropolitan University topped this year's University Carbon League Table having reduced their emissions by an impressive 57% since 2005 . Find out how they did it

Brite Green Publish Latest University Carbon Report

Written byMatthew Drane
on 26 September 2017
Brite Green Publish Latest University Carbon Report

Brite Green has published it's latest University Carbon Report, showcasing the sector's performance against their 2020 targets.

The healthy snack company tackling food waste in a tasty way

Written byMatthew Drane
on 28 March 2017
The healthy snack company tackling food waste in a tasty way

Snact are disrupting the snack industry by tackling food waste in a tasty way

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