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New signatories welcomed to the BBP Climate Commitment

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has announced three new signatories to the groundbreaking BBP Climate Commitment. Helical, Picton and Savills Investment Management bring the total number of property owners that have signed the Commitment to 33, covering over £380 billion Assets Under Management ...

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Sodexo achieves SBTi validation on net-zero target for UK business

Sodexo has become one of a small number of businesses to have its near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). As the business prioritises decarbonisation to reach net-zero emissions and reduce its ...

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Chief climate and sustainability advisor appointment at Compass

Leading University of Oxford expert, Professor Sir Charles Godfray FRS, has been appointed by Compass Group UK & Ireland as Chief Climate and Sustainability Advisor to its Executive Team. The role will see Professor Godfray support the clients of Compass ...

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Sodexo and WWF-UK tackling climate change on school menus

To  help children and young adults understand how small changes in their diets can make a huge difference to the health of the planet, Sodexo in conjunction with WWF-UK have created Plant+ by Finer Diner. The concept behind Plant+ by ...

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Ethical sourcing

Jessica McGoverne, Director of Policy and Corporate Affairs, Sedex the membership organisation that provides advice for companies on managing and improving working conditions in global supply chains, explains how businesses can operate ethically and source responsibly With the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Will you feel the impact of the changes to tax relief on red diesel?

By John Kinstrie, Head of Solutions at DTGen In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws guaranteeing an end to its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will require the ...

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UKGBC publishes framework for measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks to built assets

With mandatory requirements to disclose climate-related risks coming into force in April 2022, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a new Framework providing businesses with a consistent methodology for measuring climate-related risks across their built assets, as well ...

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Jump signs up 16 NHS Trusts alongside £100k funding win from SBRI Healthcare 

The sustainability engagement expert’s work for the NHS has received a major boost with the announcement from SBRI Healthcare that it has been awarded £99,076. Jump is one of 10 winners in the national funding competition, delivering a net zero ...

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Major companies are failing on their climate pledges

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40 per cent on average, not 100 per cent as suggested by their “net zero” and “carbon neutral” claims, according ...

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Building a sustainable future

Amey Consulting’s Managing Director Alex Gilbert warns that the UK needs new skills and new thinking if it is to meet its net zero targets The need to build a more sustainable future is not in doubt. Tackling climate change ...

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