Features

Walmart makes its move

Supermarket giant Walmart, the owner of Asda, says it will develop a worldwide sustainable product index - meaning that only suppliers who can "green" their products have a long term future supplying the company.  »

FTSE companies snub climate risk

The UK's biggest companies just don't seem to grasp the impact that climate change could have on investors says IBM. Why?  »

Beyond Eco-towns: applying the lessons from Europe

Today's current economic crisis provides the impetus to re-evaluate and identify new and better procurement methods essential for restarting the UK's struggling house building market.  »

Obama's green challenge

America can again become an economic leader and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time, writes industry analyst Lisa Voldeng one of the "Top 25 Women in Technology" according to ZDnet.  »

Environmental buildings: UK tenants will pay

A groundbreaking report, published earlier this year by European law firm Taylor Wessing, reveals that the construction and development industry in the UK is well placed to play a key role in pushing forward the growth of environmentally friendly buildings.  »

SMEs can be sustainable

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) says that it is not just large businesses who can be sustainable and responsible.  »

Biomass the key to growth says report

In one region of England, biomass is seen as critical to future economic growth.  »

The real cost of bottled water

Over two billion litres of bottled water are sold in the UK every year - enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium twice over. What’s more, consumption of bottled water is doubling every five years in Britain, and only one in five plastic bottles is recycled.  »

A raft of legislation

Stephen Cirell, head of the local government group at law firm Eversheds offers a quick guide to the various bills on climate change that are currently heading through Parliament.  »

Cold Comfort

Believe it or not global oil and gas prices are falling. But this isn't likely to feed through to significant cost reductions in the UK.  »