Sustainable Thinking Scotland secures £190,000 loan to finance biochar technology as part of flexible repayment model – days after Scottish social ventures are criticised for a lack of commitment to net zero.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
Can you run a business as a form of climate activism? The Ecosia founder reckons so. Find out how the online search company safeguards its mission, encourages protest and – even in a ‘David vs Goliath’ market – influences its competitors.
Despite the UK's rainy reputation, a sunny future lies ahead for Low Carbon Hub’s Ray Valley in Oxfordshire, set to power 6,000 homes and generate £10m locally, after a hugely popular community share offer and £4.4m loan from Triodos.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Kate Bailey of Colorado's Eco-Cycle on the 1970s neighbourhood action that has become one of the world’s largest recycling nonprofits – and the "tremendous opportunity" the sector offers to social enterprises today.
Social entrepreneurs may acknowledge there’s a crisis unfolding, but that doesn’t mean there’s a clear path ahead for how they should respond. Are they falling short – or does the responsibility lie elsewhere?