The case for running an efficient, carbon-conscious enterprise has never been stronger. The government target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent 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.
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
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
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
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