Chapters Financial slashes carbon footprint by 22%

Chapters Financial, the firm of independent financial advisers, has reduced its carbon emissions by almost a quarter in the last 12 months following certification to The Planet Mark.Surrey-based Chapters Financial, a chartered firm of financial planners and Independent Financial Advisers, achieved a 22 per cent reduction in its comparative carbon emissions between June 2014 and…

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The Hospital Club and Sustainability Week

A packed schedule of discussions, screenings and high profile speakers will aim to "enliven" as well as inform during Sustainability Week at The Hospital Club.The seven-day programme, which runs from 14th to 20th November, will focus on a different theme each day, including climate change, smart cities, green entrepreneurs and sustainable foods. It is being…

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CBI and climate change

Climate change: CBI calls for tougher action on carbon emissionsBritain’s biggest business group the CBI, this week, joined forces with former US vice president and environmentalist, Al Gore, to call for tougher action to cut global carbon emissions so as to unleash the business opportunities of going green. At an event on Tuesday (Sept 22),…

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Business sustainability and broadcasting

Broadcasters, such as Sky (pictured) and UKTV, now make it a mandatory requirement for TV and film production companies in their supply chain to demonstrate they are making progress on reducing their carbon footprint. The BBC does it internally and is expected to extend this to independent production companies soon. But broadcasting still lags behind…

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Planet First appoints head of marketing

Louise Bateman to bring strategic approach to Planet First marketing and communications role and to help Planet Mark-certified organisations to communicate more effectively on sustainabilityPlanet First has appointed Louise Bateman to head up its marketing and communications operation. Louise (pictured) is a communications expert, journalist and content marketing practitioner with deep sector knowledge of the…

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Planet First and energy efficiency

Planet First ceo Steve Malkin says it's not always snazzy gizmos, but innovations changing human behaviour that are leading to the biggest wins in energy savingWhen we think about innovation in energy efficiency, we often only consider technological solutions — such as LED lights – and high tech new appliances. But these can be expensive…

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