An exploration of how business can go further
Corporate trailblazers have been looking for ways to reduce their environmental and social impacts for over 40 years. For many leading companies, it is now part of everyday business practice. Yet, for many more, sustainability is still not central to their business strategy. So, what would encourage more businesses to go further?
Our microsite Business strategy for a better world
features our Catalyst Debates, discussing issues around consumer opinion, sustainable agriculture and the attitude of Generation Y, and the views of five experts on the advantages and obstacles in creating business strategy for sustainability.
How to achieve resource resilience
What financial analysts can teach us about dealing with resource risk
Our latest policy insight Managing resources for a resilient economy
provides a fresh view of how to deal with the economic and business challenges of managing resources in a global market.
It applies the tried and tested approaches to risk used by financial analysts to resource management, providing important lessons in dealing with price volatility and the uncertainties around critical resources. Crucially, it identifies the risk management advantages of resource efficiency, and especially circular economy models.
Find out more about the work under our Resource Stewardship theme
A UK climate plan for 2015
We set out the decisions the government needs to make this year
In February 2015 the prime minister signed a climate pledge
, promising action in three areas. 2015 is an important year for climate decisions, so there's a need to act fast to be able to deliver on these promises.
Together with CAFOD, Christian Aid, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, we‘ve published an action plan
, setting out the key decisions the government needs to take to make sure the UK helps to secure a good deal at the global climate conference this December; that there is clarity on the UK’s low carbon energy transition; and that the government leads on energy efficiency.
News release 8 June 2015
The Great Acceleration
What should the UK do to protect natural systems?
In the latest issue of our journal Inside Track
we explore what the Great Acceleration - the huge increase in the environmental impact of human activity since 1950 - means for the UK. We hear from contributors what the political, public and business responses should be and introduce Green Alliance's new Natural Environment theme.
Contributors include Professor Will Steffen
of the Stockholm Resilience Centre; Dame Helen Ghosh
of the National Trust; Professor Dieter Helm; Martin Nesbit
of IEEP; and Dame Fiona Kendrick
Read the latest edition of Inside Track