Our challenge to politicians...

Seven priorities for the next election

Our challenge to politicians...
We’ve worked closely with the UK’s leading environmental groups, including the National Trust, WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace, The Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth, to outline goals to tackle the country’s biggest environmental challenges.  

Our new report asks political parties to commit to a greener Britain by 2020 by pledging seven major priorities at the next election. It calls for new Marine Protected Areas; a 25 year plan for nature recovery; a major new approach to household energy savings; and a new deal giving more power to local communities.

Press release 1 September 2014: ‘Leading environmental groups challenge politicians to build a greener Britain’

The future savings challenge

The implications of Generation Y’s attitude to finance and sustainability

The future savings challenge
Generation Y’s future quality of life will depend upon the sustainability of investment decisions being made by the financial sector today.

Based on focus groups with 37 young professionals from Generation Y, this report looks at the state of demand among this generation for sustainable financial products, and makes recommendations for how government and the savings sector should protect the long term interests of this group of savers. 

Press release 21 August 2014: "Savings industry faces uphill battle to unleash 'Generation Y’s' potential and build a sustainable future"

Wasted opportunities

Inconsistent recycling is losing the UK £1.7bn a year

Wasted opportunities
UK recycling policy has stalled. Our outdated system wastes £1.7 billion every year, and stops companies from investing in and sourcing recycled content from the UK. 

Wasted opportunities: smarter systems for resource recovery, the second report from the Circular Economy Task Force, a consortium of eight leading businesses, describes how a better system would realise the value of waste materials. 

The report outlines two ways government could create a more circular economy for discarded materials, providing more opportunities for remanufacturing and reuse.

News release 15 July 2014                   #thinkcircular

Annual review 2013

Annual review 2013
Despite a difficult political environment, we had significant impact in some key areas in 2013.

Highlights included influencing the government to act on electricity efficiency, auditing the environmental performance of the three main parties, hosting major political speeches and shaping the debate on a greener economy, particularly through research into how to achieve a more circular economy and the role of low carbon infrastructure.

The digital review of our work in 2013 also provides links to our publications and more details.

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