Corporate Social Enterprise Activate

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

Government publishes updated regs for mandatory GHG reporting

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

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

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

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

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.

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