Did they really say that?

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Innovation, Sustainable business

A look back at some of the political promises reported by Green Futures over the past 18 years.

New biochemical techniques could transform land usage

Monday, 18 August 2014 by Fiona Harvey
Tags: Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business, Value chains

So-called 'agricultural biologicals' could be used to dramatically improve resource efficiency, converting fibres that are currently wasted into liquid biofuels and increasing crop yields.

Why corporate stewardship makes good business sense

Friday, 15 August 2014 by Stuart Poore
Tags: Brands, Sustainable business models, Value chains, Waste

By acting as stewards of natural assets, businesses are protecting their own future as well as the planet’s, says Stuart Poore.

Disruptive business models shake-up existing markets

Thursday, 14 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: Innovation, International development

A number of innovative projects around the world are improving people's lives by replacing inefficient products with simple, effective technologies and services.

SMEs are making strides toward sustainable sourcing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Climate change, Consumption, Food, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Value chains

An increasing number smaller businesses are following in the footsteps of multinationals like Unilever by adopting sustainable sourcing strategies.

Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by tess riley
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Waste

Robot butterflies built from discarded smartphone components are on display at the 02 arena, as part of 02's campaign to raise awareness about e-waste.

More species shift lifestyle and location in response to climate change

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 by Jeremy Lovell
Tags: Climate change, Diagnosis

The loss of natural habitats is pushing an increasing number of species closer to the poles and higher elevations.

Sustainable schools project boosts exam results

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 by Roger East
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Construction, Innovation

The pupil-friendly design of several Bristol schools has helped to increase the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A*-to-C grades.

Hilton, Marriott line up for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders scheme

Monday, 04 August 2014 by Heather Connon
Tags: Consumer engagement, Innovation, Sustainable business, Tourism

More than 80% of travellers want their hotels to have environmentally-friendly practices, according to TripAdvisor, which is expanding a scheme to help them make greener choices.

Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals Recycling Challenge finalists

Friday, 01 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Consumption, Creative industries, Innovation, Waste

Apps, social movements and customisable bins are among the eight short-listed ideas from CCE and OpenIDEO.com’s 13-week challenge, which aims to increase recycling rates at home.


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I pulled out the latest issue of Green Futures for a bit of light relief. It instantly lifted my mood as it reminded me just… how exciting sustainability issues can be.

Adam Markham, CEO, CleanAir-CoolPlanet