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24 February 2022

Most SMEs would cut ties with firms that break ‘green’ promises

A national survey has revealed that half of UK SMEs are concerned about the sustainability credentials of their suppliers, and most would consider dropping those that fail to meet green pledges.

23 February 2022

NatWest kickstarts green loans for SMEs

NatWest Group has become the latest commercial bank to launch a specialist loan proposition and asset finance offer to support SMEs with their sustainability ambitions.

21 February 2022

UK leads Europe for climate tech innovation investment

The UK has more climate tech start-ups that have received venture capital funding than any other country in Europe, although some technologies are more favoured than others by investors.

17 February 2022

2021 ‘the most significant year yet’ for solar PV

Solar PV capacity installed on UK rooftops reached its highest level for six years in 2021 as firms moved to protect themselves from volatile energy prices, which could continue for several years.

23 September 2020

Universities team up for North West low carbon support

Six universities West have launched a £14 million programme to work North West businesses to develop the region as an exemplar for low carbon innovation and skills.

23 September 2020

Pioneering citizens’ assembly publishes findings

More than 100 people from all walks of life, brought together to understand public preferences on how to tackle climate change, have published around 50 recommendations for reaching net zero.

26 August 2020

Manufacturers ‘well positioned’ for green revolution

The transition to greener products and processes could add up to £20 billion in output to UK manufacturing and create at least 400,000 jobs across the economy, according to new research.

26 August 2020

Britons keen to maintain green habits post-lockdown

Research from the University of Manchester suggests that most people are willing to continue with low carbon lifestyle choices adopted during lockdown even though restrictions are easing.

26 August 2020

A brighter future for green homes?

With £2bn of government funding set aside for domestic energy efficiency over the next year, green tech and services senior advisor Katherine Burden unpicks the opportunity for greener homes in Greater Manchester.

22 July 2020

Leading global firms team up for new alliance

Nine of the world’s biggest companies have joined forces to develop and deliver research, guidance and implementable roadmaps to help businesses achieve net zero carbon emissions.

22 July 2020

72% of firms reconsidering green credentials

The majority of UK businesses agree with the concept of a ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19 and are rethinking their environmental commitments, despite 6 in 10 temporarily decreasing investment.

24 June 2020

‘Green number plates’ part of COVID-19 recovery plans

The government has announced that electric vehicles will be given green number plates to help councils implement policies that will encourage clean transport during the recovery from COVID-19.

24 June 2020

Jump in firms asking suppliers for environmental data

There has been a noticeable jump in corporate buyers gathering data on supply chain environmental performance in the last year, with some launching their own initiatives to help suppliers.