Why following EU legislation is still a good idea

11 January 2021

For nearly 50 years UK businesses have had to take account of legislation arising from the UK’s membership of the EU. Paul Clarke examines the background to that legislation, describes to what degree it will apply now the UK has left the Union and discusses what impact future European law will have on those trading with the EU Member States.

Travel — back to a very different future

18 December 2020

Has Covid-19 changed our transport patterns temporarily or permanently? As mass vaccination programmes gain momentum, factors even more pressing than the pandemic are beginning to reshape how we move from place to place. Jon Herbert reports.

Green Innovations: Christmas Edition

14 December 2020

The Christmas pantomime is yet another festive treat that many of us have been deprived of thanks to the pandemic. However, while things may look rather bleak on the panto front, there are numerous recent green innovations that could represent important progress on the path to a sustainable future. So, banish your winter 2020 blues with these promising innovations, introduced by some of your favourite pantomime characters.

The impact of the new plastic packaging tax

7 December 2020

As from April 2022, plastic packaging which contains less than 30% recycled content will be subject to a new tax. This will have significant cost implications for business. In this article, Tim and Caroline Hand take a closer look at the tax and its likely impact.

Future-proofing your business: Green credentials can attract Millennials and Gen Z

27 November 2020

Younger generations are committed to work that promises environmental sustainability. Intensified by the lessons of the pandemic, younger people continue to push for businesses and governments that don’t shy away from environmental responsibility. As we reach for a “better new normal”, business leaders need to ask how they can take full advantage of these value-driven commitments. Jack Barwise explores.

US and UK special environmental relationship?

23 November 2020

Even a Biden presidency with limited political clout will almost certainly announce major emission cuts for November 2021’s COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow, boosting both the world’s zero-carbon drive and UK environmental credentials. Jon Herbert reports.

Covid-19: tech solutions with wider applications

17 November 2020

Many companies have developed advanced digital business strategies at record speed during 2020. In parallel, tech-driven health and safety tools addressing a wide range of future risks have also made their way swiftly into the workplace. Jon Herbert reports.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.

How businesses can help protect the Earth’s biodiversity

10 November 2020

The harrowing news within WWF’s 2020 Living Planet Report that population sizes of global wildlife have fallen by 68% on average since 1970, alongside the powerful warnings and incitements to action of David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet documentary, have meant that the urgency of protecting the Earth’s biodiversity has rarely been clearer. However, whilst individuals can help make a difference through lifestyle changes and making donations, it can be less clear how businesses can play their part in preserving wildlife. Tim and Caroline Hand explore the numerous companies who are already setting very positive examples through their pro-biodiversity activities, serving as inspiration for other businesses that wish to adopt a greener approach.