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SOUTH AFRICA

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with...

21 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Rewilding isn't about nostalgia - exciting new worlds are possible

The restoration of natural ecosystems - "rewilding" - ought to be a chance to create inspiring new habitats. However the movement around it risks becoming trapped by its own reverence of the past; an overly nostalgic position that makes rewilding less realistic and harder to achieve...

By Paul Jepson 22 Jul 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Chinese firm picked to help build UK tidal power plant

A Chinese company has been selected to help build the world's first artificial tidal lagoon to generate clean electricity for British homes, the company behind the project said...

8 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Sage launches Sage Foundation to lead social philanthropy

Sage launches the Sage Foundation which sets the standard for Corporate Compassionate Capitalism around the world.

3 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Trina Solar gets contract for extension at Wymeswold Solar Farm

Trina Solar has been selected by solar energy specialist Foresight Group LLP to supply a 2.2MW extension to Wymeswold Solar Farm, a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installation at a former RAF airfield in Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. ..

18 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

RICS CEO invited to UN climate summit

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors CEO, Dr Sean Tompkins, took up a personal invitation from the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to attend a high level climate summit in New York on 23 September 2014.

2 Oct 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Japanese retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

LONDON, UK: Japanese e-commerce retailer Rakuten is the world's largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said. It said that running the advertisements for these products was akin to arming poachers.

19 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD's White Pencil/The International Exchange (TIE) join forces, create 'social intrepreneurs'

LONDON, UK: Nominees get the chance to go on a groundbreaking NGO placement; fighting major obstacles faced by worldwide NGOs at a grassroots level.

9 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain to stop aid to SA in 2015

LONDON, UK: Britain announced on Tuesday (30 April) that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy as the reason for the decision.

2 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

The White Pencil

LONDON, UK: The six-week countdown to Peace Day has begun - Peace Day, 21 September 2012 #whitepencil. What will you do to put this date at the forefront of everyone's minds?

13 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Interbrand releases 2nd annual Best Global Green Brands Report

LONDON, UK: Interbrand, one of the world's leading brand consultancies and author of the annual Best Global Brands Report, has released its 2012 Best Global Green Brands Report. Toyota (#1), Johnson & Johnson (#2), and Honda (#3) top the ranking with Danone (#9), Ford (#15), Starbucks (#36) and UPS (#43) representing this year's top risers.

2 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Charities have to tackle 'new normal' economic conditions to survive - PwC

LONDON, UK: An economic climate of disappointing growth and volatility could be the 'new normal' for charities, prolonging the challenging fundraising climate, and further shocks cannot be ruled out.

21 May 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever's sustainable living plan - update

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, first published in November 2010, has published an update on its progress. As part of the update, it announced that by the end of 2012 it will reach its target of 100% certified sustainable palm oil covered by Green Palm Certificates, a full three years ahead of schedule.

25 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

TIME joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

London, UK / New York, US: TIME has confirmed its global media partnership with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org) - the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on 20 June 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete's Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

12 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies

LONDON, UK: Acting on their social, environmental and ethical concerns has become second nature for the majority of Brits, but new research from Mintel finds when it comes to finance, cynicism prevails and most consumers feel green and ethical claims in finance are nothing but spin. Indeed, today, nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits believe green and ethical "talk" by finance companies is a PR stunt.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 10 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'

LONDON, UK: Speaking at the Marketing Society annual conference, and a year on from the launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer, stressed the importance of foresight and the role that brands and marketing can play in making sustainable living commonplace.

1 Dec 2011

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