Sustainability

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    ESG reporting: how software can help

    With businesses increasingly required to publish data on how well they are managing the environmental, social and reputational impacts of their activities, software systems are an efficient way of recording, analysing and reporting the necessary information.

    By Christine Adeline, SAI360 on 09 June 2022

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    All jobs greener: why we need workforce transformation for a sustainable future

    The shift to a green economy will create green jobs within new and emerging sectors, while those working in existing sectors will have to gain the requisite green skills to take advantage of the business value-creation opportunities that come from embedding sustainability across the whole organisation.

    By Martin Baxter, IEMA on 28 June 2022

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    Preview of COP26 and what it means for employers

    The decisions made by the international community at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow will eventually affect every business regardless of its size and location.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 08 June 2021

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    Sustainability is a growing priority for businesses

    Climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, as many businesses battle with the fallout from Covid-19 and Brexit, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list.

    By Hugh Jones, the Carbon Trust on 14 June 2021

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    Why businesses should save water

    Adopting simple water efficiency measures can save a business money and help cut global greenhouse gas emissions.

    By Dr Nathan Richardson, Waterwise on 07 June 2021

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    Human capital

    The United Nations (UN) published definition of sustainability is: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

    By Louise Hosking on 20 May 2021

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    A back to basics approach to waste minimisation

    Just 24 hours after the airing of the BBC War on Plastic programme on 19 June there already was some negative feedback on social media regarding inaccuracy, hidden agenda and misleading information.

    By Dr Dawn Pope on 21 August 2019

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    Room for improvement: India and the environment

    India has been ranked in the bottom five countries globally for its performance on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

    By Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 30 July 2019

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    ISO 45001: one year on

    It is now just over a year since the new international standard ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety management systems was introduced following almost five years of development.

    By David Parr, British Safety Council on 04 June 2019

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    Winds of change

    The UK has the best wind resources in the world and could run entirely on renewables by 2050. But will capricious government policy help or hinder progress?

    By Will the UK ever catch up in the renewables race? Belinda Liversedge finds out on 28 September 2018