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Engage your staff in environmental issues

Gareth Kane | 24 August 2010

We waste a huge amount of energy at work. And I'm not talking about sitting in pointless meetings, I mean heat, light and power. So how can you get employees thinking about green issues and changing their behaviour?

A mandate for change

John Blackwell | 15 July 2010

Economic instability, uncertain energy supplies and climate change will leave organisations no choice but to reform their archaic working practices. But far from being a burden, this offers a unique opportunity to overcome corporate inertia and dismantle the barriers to transforming work.

Environmental and sustainability claims are just so much hot air

Brian Amble | 15 June 2010

Beware of corporations keen to trumpet their sustainability and environmental credentials. Because as a new report spells out, most of what companies claim isn't backed up by any independent oversight.

Winning through the winds of climate change

Michael Yaziji | 09 December 2009

Like it or not, climate change will be transformative for many industries and will affect nearly all businesses. But as with any trend, those who see it, get ahead of it and shape it will be the winners.

The role of the environment in the new normal

Ruth Spellman | 20 August 2009

Making green management 'business as usual' is a key challenge facing every manager today. But managers need the support of those at the top of organisations because unless the support is top-down, initiatives are unlikely to succeed.

Rashomon at work

Wayne Turmel | 28 July 2009

When I talk to managers about how they manage their remote employees, it quickly becomes clear that no-one sees the challenges in the same way. Some raise issues around communication and trust, others are more worried about those who are still office bound.

Senge and sensibility

Des Dearlove & Stuart Crainer | 17 September 2008

Peter Senge, once described as the 'strategist of the century', explains to Stuart Crainer the steps we need to take towards creating a more sustainable world and why this change is imperative.

The rise and rise of the four-day week

Brian Amble | 04 August 2008

A four-day work week might seem like a radical way to cut energy consumption, but it is gaining acceptance among state governments across the U.S. and looks set to spread further still.


Derek Torres | 24 July 2008

Newsflash: British and Irish employees don't give a hoot about the environment – at least, judging by the amount of paper they waste every day at work.

Green credentials can boost employee loyalty

Nic Paton | 22 July 2008

With rising fuel prices hitting workers' wallets, an employer's green credentials are becoming an increasingly important retention tool as well as something nice to have from a brand perspective.

UK workers shunning cars as fuel prices bite

Nic Paton | 12 June 2008

With fuel prices at a record high, more and more British workers are looking at ways of getting to work other than by car, with some even considering moving jobs to be closer to home.

Still sceptical about climate change

Nic Paton | 26 February 2008

The gap between the attitudes of U.S, UK and European businesses leaders towards climate change is as large as ever, according to new research.

UK executives all at sea over climate change

Nic Paton | 20 February 2008

Eight out of 10 senior British business leaders recognise climate change is becoming a serious business issue, yet they have no idea whether to see it as a threat or opportunity.

Cool business

Derek Torres | 16 November 2007

If you've been to Japan in the summer, you'll know how hot it can get. Which is one reason why the Japanese government is trying to get businessmen to hang up their jackets and ties for something a little cooler.

The bottom line is not the bottom line

Dan Bobinski | 11 September 2007

Corporations have been cutting corners and forsaking moral purpose in the pursuit of bigger profits for years. Yet as we continue to experience unnecessary illness, polution, death, and disease as a result, isn't it time we answered the question, 'how much is enough?'

Everything's gone green

Derek Torres | 13 August 2007

The latest addition to the HQ of biotech company Genzyme is an indoor garden complete with a tropical waterfall in the reception area. And guess what? Nine out of 10 Genzyme employees believe that the gardens improved their general well-being.

Fuming over unnecessary business travel

Nic Paton | 06 July 2007

Despite pressure on business to reduce its carbon footprint, many employers still insisting that staff jump on a plane or drive to meetings at the drop of a hat.

Can we be more responsible?

John Blackwell | 04 July 2007

Simon wants to know how his mid-sized organisation can be more environmentally responsibility and wants to learn more about the merits of adopting a carbon neutral position. John Blackwell has some insights as to the real issues and benefits.

To be, or be seen to be – that is the question.

Andy Hanselman | 25 June 2007

More and more businesses are going green. But delve a little deeper and it becomes clear that much of this is greenwashing - many are just going through the motions. They might have jumped on a bandwagon but they're going to fall off – and fall hard.

Rising cost of commuting leaves Americans feeling worse off

Nic Paton | 06 June 2007

With more Americans than ever feeling out of pocket as rising gas prices hit the cost of the daily commute, pressure for creative solutions such as telecommuting is growing.

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