Saturday, April 10, 2021

The UK’s first local government green bond raises £1 million for West Berkshire council

The UK’s first ever local government green bond, for West Berkshire District council, has closed after reaching its £1 million target five days early. 22%...

On your bike as £2bn cycling and walking scheme launched

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans...

Warrington launches UK’s second-ever local government green bond

Warrington has launched the UK’s second local government green bond as part of its plans to become Britain’s first carbon-neutral town. Warrington Borough Council is...

Primark launches nationwide clothes recycling programme

Primark has announced the roll-out of its nation-wide recycling programme, inviting customers to donate their pre-loved clothes, textiles, footwear and bags from any brand. Collection...

Vodafone embeds purpose commitments in its supply chain

Vodafone Group has announced that they will evaluate suppliers on their commitments to diversity, inclusion and the environment when they tender for new work. From...

Tesco links £2.5bn loan to progress towards environmental targets

Tesco has announced that it has established a £2.5bn revolving credit facility, where rates and interest are tied to progress against the company's key...

Water companies team up with farmers to capture excess nitrate from soil and water

Affinity Water and Cambridge Water have announced they will work with 18 farms using a cover crop scheme, across 800 hectares. The aim of this...

ESG reporting standard launched for social housing sector

The Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing was unveiled today by the ESG Social Housing Working Group, a collaboration of 18 banks and investors, housing associations,...

Iceland aims for net zero by 2042

Iceland has announced that it has reduced its operational carbon footprint by nearly three quarters (74%) since 2011, aiming to be carbon neutral by...

Recycled waste water used to tackle Scottish Water site fire

Fire crews used an innovative tool to help extinguish a major fire in Cupar by fighting the flames with recycled treated waste water -...