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Low Carbon Business

The case for running an efficient, carbon-conscious enterprise has never been stronger. The government target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% before 2050 is fast-tracking the ‘green’ transformation of businesses; increasing energy efficiency and company bottom lines as a result. This report takes a look at how cloud technology, big data, low carbon supply chains and investing green is building business resilience whilst reducing carbon footprint.

Low Carbon Business 2014

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Low Carbon Business 2014
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Carbon counts so do the maths

OVERVIEW Energy efficiency in business not only helps to maximise profits, but by reducing carbon footprint, it also enhances sustainability for the good of the company – and the planet, writes Jim McClelland

How to ensure business resilience

RESILIENCE The financial crash and events such as Hurricane Sandy and the flooding which engulfed parts of England and Wales illustrate the importance of companies ensuring they are resilient to possible shockwaves, as Mike Scott reports

Being energy conscious needn't cost the earth

OPINION Going green makes good business sense, says Robin Hale, director of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA)

6 new technologies cutting carbon footprint

INNOVATION Ingenious new technologies are helping to cut carbon footprint, as Jim McClelland discovers

Low carbon supply chains

SUPPLY CHAINS With the approaching threat of damaging climate change, and a growing understanding of the need to develop resilience and sustainability, traditional supply chains must evolve to meet the needs of a low-carbon economy, writes Felicia Jackson

Look what's in store for sustainable retail

INTERVIEW Raymond Snoddy talks to the Marks & Spencer executive who is making sustainability pay dividends for the high street retailer

Why carbon trading has slumped

CARBON CREDITS It was heralded as a major weapon in an armoury to be deployed against global warming and climate change by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, but carbon trading has stalled, writes Celestine Cheong

Is your investment green?

OPINION Will Oulton, global head of responsible investment at First State Investments, analyses investors’ strategies and examines their green credentials

Cleaning the cloud

GREEN INTERNET Rapid growth of cloud technology has been accompanied by vast energy demands and concerns about its associated environmental impact, as Flemmich Webb reports

Measuring greenhouse gas emissions

FOOTPRINTING The importance of analysing and managing the carbon footprint of a business can be measured in cost-savings as well as limiting environmental damage, writes Louise Bateman

Taking ownership of the energy equation

SPONSORED FEATURE The world is caught on the twin horns of an energy and emissions dilemma, says Schneider Electric

Threat to UK competitiveness

SPONSORED FEATURE Steve Barker, head of energy efficiency and environmental care for Siemens Industry Sector UK, discusses the need for a more radical approach in implementing industrial energy efficiencies

Green buildings - good business

SPONSORED FEATURE The demand for environmentally friendly office space and the hunger among investors for profitable low-carbon investments is driving business at Threadneedle Investments

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