How to make the move to homeworking

6 April 2020

Since the country went into lockdown, those who can be working from home should be doing so. There are many short and long-term benefits to this move but employers must not forget their legally binding health and safety responsibilities. Jon Herbert reports.

From global warming to net zero: your route map

27 March 2020

The UK Government has announced a target of net zero for UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. John Barwise defines the key environmental terms and explains the mechanisms by which we could achieve this ambitious target.

Case report: directors and company sentenced for hoarding waste tyres

24 March 2020

On 17 January 2020, Northampton Crown Court fined company Synergy Tyres (Midland) Ltd £11,250 and sentenced its two directors to a suspended prison sentence and community order respectively, for stockpiling waste tyres in excess of their environmental permit.

Progressing towards sustainable goals in 2020

19 March 2020

Small and medium-sized organisations could have key roles and opportunities this year arising from both the Environment Bill and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, reports Jon Herbert.

Brownfield land problems and solutions

11 March 2020

The idea that land is a commodity “they ain’t making no more” is not quite true when brownfield land enters the equation. Although reusing land has its own problems, there are solutions to these problems, including a focus on social housing, better data management and new remediation modelling standards. Jon Herbert reports.

How to adapt to climate change

4 March 2020

Laura King considers the cost of climate change, the risks to UK businesses and what steps companies can take to adapt.

UK sets the standards on sustainable finance

28 February 2020

The UK’s national standards body, BSI, has released a world-first green finance guidance standard to help the financial sector define globally applicable sustainability standards. John Barwise looks at what the new standard might mean for UK businesses and the drivers for a sustainable finance sector.