COP15 — the other environmental emergency

10 December 2021

Nature too is not having an easy time. But a healthy biodiverse environment is vital for a sustainable world. Which is why world leaders met this autumn to make big decisions at COP26 in Glasgow but also COP15 in China. Jon Herbert reports.

Post COP26: new net zero roles and opportunities for business

3 December 2021

As the longer-term implications of COP26, hosted in Glasgow, fall into place, business, industry, and SMEs — plus banks and funding bodies — are being urged to pick up and push forward the ambitious net zero goals that governments and politicians did not deliver. Jon Herbert reports.

Combatting litter in public places

29 November 2021

Since the end of lockdown, littering in public places has been on the rise, indirectly damaging businesses as well as leading to very real clean-up costs. Here, Laura King explores what businesses can do to combat litter in their local area.

Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

12 November 2021

Researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, Opeyemi Ogundeji, details how employers can deal with a situation where staff refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine and/or partake in in-house testing.

Your carbon footprint hidden in plain sight

12 November 2021

During the journey of reducing carbon emissions, your business may face harsh realities where carbon audits reveal much more than direct operational and logistical emissions. With the UK pledging to reach net zero by 2050, putting pressure on businesses to improve their office operation, Max Starr provides quick and easy tips to help reduce your digital carbon footprint.

Carbon — net zero at ground zero

5 November 2021

Solving energy shortages, “building back greener” and tackling climate change are high-level issues that once major decisions are taken, must be delivered by thousands of companies in their ordinary daily operations. Jon Herbert reports on what lies ahead.