Behind the Headlines at COP26 – Hanife Ymer

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New Green Bee Podcast Episode: On this episode Alia welcomes Hanife Ymer, Head of Sustainability Services MENA at JLL, to the Green Beehive. They discuss the impact of the transition to the low carbon economy in the real estate sector as well as Hanife’s take on the outcomes of Cop 26. Listen below on Spotify: […]

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Our favourite sustainable food companies

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Organic Valley Ella’s Kitchen All Plants OLIO Chip[S] Board About the Author

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From trying to prevent climate change to needing to manage it.

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New Green Bee Podcast Episode: On this episode Michael Pottinger talks about climate change and the shift in recent times in the attitude of businesses and governments, as we come to accept that we can no longer stop climate change happening and instead need to manage it. Michael also touches on how climate change will […]

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Sustainable Cities

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Karim Elgendy is a Sustainable City Strategist and on this episode he discusses with us everything that his consultancy entails. The episode includes insights into how we navigate the challenges of sustainability in the development of cities, the evolving culture and changing regulations in urban renewal and the future of  cities across the globe. Listen […]

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Engineering a Sustainable Future

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New Green Bee Podcast Episode: Seb Wood, of engineering consultancy Whitby Wood, discusses the changing nature of our human infrastructure as the impact climate change becomes ever clearer. Seb highlights the changes needed in engineering; in practice, legislation, materials and ethos.A must-listen for any business navigating between the need for profit and the imperative of […]

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How new UK climate regulations will affect the private sector – and how the private sector needs to respond.

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While commitments to lowering UK carbon emissions have been in law for many years, November 2020 marked a tipping point in governmental regulations.  UK Chancellor Ricki Sunak, seeking to establish the UK at the forefront of green finance, announced that non-financial information disclosure – aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related FInancial Disclosures (TCFD) – […]

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ESG’s next hurdle: When the demand is greater than the expertise.

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Sustainability is acquiring a momentum that appears unstoppable. After a record-setting first quarter in 2021 for ESG financing, the second quarter has continued the pace. According to Morningstar, while net inflows have dipped a little to $139.2bn globally, global sustainable fund assets have increased by 12% to $2.25 trillion.  If 2020 was the year ESG […]

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Unlocking sustainability in the supply chain: How to maximise your suppliers’ effectiveness.

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When we look at climate change trends for 2022 and beyond or at the rising demand for ESG expertise, it’s clear that sustainability is not worth compromising on.  The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) recommends that businesses “use the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios” that aim for the earliest reductions and least cumulative emissions. Bill Gates […]

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Has the pandemic accelerated the race towards net zero in the UK?

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As the UK prepares to preside over the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow this autumn, the race towards net zero and a 1.5 degree world is more pressing than ever.  The UK will be looking to bring together 197 parties to take coordinated action and, in some ways, the country is in a better […]

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Sustainable Investing – The Growing Demand for Corporate Sustainability

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Sustainable investing, ESG, impact investing – these have become common terms over the last few years. Even the CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink, has joined in, referencing sustainability 15 times in his 2021 letter to CEOs. It is clear that industry leaders like BlackRock, JP Morgan, and Fidelity strongly believe sustainable investing will continue to […]

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