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27 Jul 2022 - 

Creating a Healthy Work Culture

Company culture has changed beyond recognition since it first evolved. These days people are increasingly choosing to work in companies whose cultures align with their own values, significantly organisations which demonstrate their social impact, flexibility, inclusion, and diversity. A healthy, positive company culture will help drive a company to success.

30 Jun 2022 - 

Why Net Zero Matters

Sam Cande, CEO of Responsible Futures

Net Zero is the internationally agreed goal for mitigating global warming, it refers to a state where greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by the removal of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. We need to reduce global emissions by 45 percent in the next eight years if we are going to prevent climate chaos.

12 May 2022 - 

Why are Line-Managers the Key to Managing Mental Health?

Claire Bennett, co-founder of Executive Science

Poor mental health is estimated to cost employers between £33bn and £42bn a year in sick pay and lost productivity. Investing in employee mental health makes good business sense, with employee health and wellbeing moving to the top five of boardroom issues. Here are some tips on how organisational line-managers can support their employees.

08 Apr 2022 - 

Why We Need Sustainable Leadership Now

Gone are the days when a company’s profitability was the only consideration when choosing a business’ direction. Consideration of the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit under a sustainable leader is the only way forward to secure a future for the generations that follow.

24 Mar 2022 - 

Net Zero… Is It Enough?

Muryel Boulay, Sustainability Consultant and founder of B Other Wise Ltd

The issues we are currently facing are multi-fold and reach far beyond the high CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. We need to think holistically and long-term to achieve the level of regeneration needed not only to clean our atmosphere but also to allow the multitude of ecosystems on our planet to survive and thrive again. Net Zero simply won’t cut it!

17 Mar 2022 - 

Is It Up to Women to Fight the Gender Bias of the Investing Arena?

As the investment and financial industry play catch up with gender bias, women founders are finding their own solutions to securing investment for their businesses. As more female founders than males seem to be concentrating on solving significant social and environmental problems, it is time for a significant shakeup in the investment industry.

03 Mar 2022 - 

Why Should Start-ups Incorporate SDGs into Their Business Plan?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are part of an ambitious agenda to create a more sustainable world for everyone, addressing the global challenges we are all now facing which include poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation. Start-ups need to look at how they can incorporate at least one of the UN SDGs into their business plan.

24 Feb 2022 - 

The Significance of Sustainable Business

It is no longer enough to simply label a company as eco-friendly without the relevant changes being made and verified. Products need to be sustainable and sourced ethically, manufacturing and production methods must be environmentally friendly, and companies need to work to protect the environment by advocating for sustainable policies. 

09 Feb 2022 - 

Is the Investment Landscape Changing for Female Founders?

With growing numbers of women founders in sustainable businesses why are they still facing so many hurdles when it comes to investment? In this article, we talk to women in business about the challenges they encounter and the advice they can offer.

31 Jan 2022 - 

Is the Business Sector Really the Key to Solving the Climate Crisis?

Tamara Pitelen, co-founder of Greener Matters

B Corp is one of the accreditations Sustainable Network encourages businesses work towards to incorporate the triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit into their business model. It shows their commitment to embracing and maintaining high standards of sustainability and to being a force for good in the world.

26 Jan 2022 - 

Sustainable Network raises £350K for HealthTech company Muhdo

Sustainable Network raises £350K for UK based genetic health and wellbeing company, Muhdo, who is taking health diagnostics one step further. We are all concerned with our health and well-being, but what if we were able to prevent health issues before they become detrimental to us? Muhdo, can do just that.

24 Jan 2022 - 

Now is the Time to Transition Towards a More Sustainable Internet

Shane Herath, Founder of The Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA)

We tend to think of the internet as clean – as there are no residual or visible emissions – but the servers hosting all that data produce huge amounts of emissions, leaving a giant carbon footprint behind.

17 Dec 2021 - 

How Sustainable Businesses Outperform Traditional Businesses

In order to combat the challenge of climate change, companies have to adopt a sustainable business model, the good news is that they are now financially outperforming traditional business models

10 Dec 2021 - 

What is Green Taxonomy and what does it mean to your business?

The EU Green Taxonomy aims to standardise how companies can communicate environmental activities for their investors and to define for companies, investors and policy makers what constitutes sustainability.

02 Dec 2021 - 

The Rise of Sustainable Venture Capital Investing

The role of venture capital in sustainable investment is pivotal to face the challenge of climate change

25 Nov 2021 - 

Global Warming and the Significance of 1.5 Degrees Celsius

We face the greatest challenge to the survival of our planet and it comes down to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

12 Nov 2021 - 

Climate Crisis: private sector vital to solving critical challenges

It is not governments that will save us from climate extinction. Only the private sector has the resources, the innovation and the will, to grasp the opportunities offered in launching a green economic recovery.

24 Dec 2020 - 

CleanTech the option for ethical investors?

During the many global lockdowns caused by Covid-19, the world witnessed a decline in demand for power and paused to reflect upon the type of world likely to emerge post-Covid.

18 Dec 2020 - 

A Vote to End Greenwashing

When extravagant claims are made by companies or authorities in the hope of selling products or policies, it is doubly important to ascertain the veracity of those claims.

18 Dec 2020 - 

How Impact Investing incorporates the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

These goals aren’t just limited to climate change; they also tackle issues related to poverty, education, inequality, prosperity, peace and justice.

15 Dec 2020 - 

Green Recovery from COVID-19

Such benefits to the environment were accompanied by an equally universal and understandable desire for a “return to normal”, a return to a world where life was devoid of the stresses and suffering caused by Covid-19. However, that world of normality came with a heavy price.