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A leading training and skills body in the UK is urging small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction industry to improve their green skills so as not to miss out on the business opportunities being afforded by the low carbon economy.
Mobile phone operator O2 claims to have saved the equivalent of 12 tonnes of carbon emissions in the biggest one-day flexible working initiative to ever have been undertaken by the company.
McDonald's is pumping millions of pounds into training young agricultural workers to secure future supplies as research shows only a tenth of farms are innovating.
More than a third of European SMEs now have at least one full or part-time green employee, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on "SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets".
A guide to help architects build sustainability into their practices is being launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Up to £3.5 million is to go towards training a workforce in the skills required to deliver the Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, it was announced today.
The Green Deal could boost firms’ turnover by 20 per cent, a survey of employers and training providers in the construction and built environment sectors suggests.
Richard Rugg is Director of Carbon Trust Programmes says that for most companies just turing to their fellow employees could deliver the energy savings they are looking for.
The European renewable energy industry now maintains more than one million jobs as the latest official figures show employment figures in the sector have increased by a quarter in a year.
Juliet Davenport, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, scooped the top award at the inaugural People & The Environment Achievement Business (PEAB) Awards 2012.
Major new research into the risks of climate change to the UK predicts that, without action, by the second half of this century warmer temperatures in the summer could cost businesses £15 billion in staff absenteeism a year.
Directors at one of the UK's leading renewable energy installers AVC Energy are refusing to comment on claims its entire workforce has been placed on notice of redundancy.
A new partnership that aims to ensure the UK has a fully trained workforce to meet ambitious Government targets to insulate Britain’s homes and businesses has officially launched.
Plumbers are almost wholly unprepared for the "drastic change" to the way the UK's homes are heated as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions, leading engineers said on Thursday, meaning householders could need to turn to architects and engineers at a potential cost of over £20,000 per house.
As business optimism in the general economy falls, GreenWise asks business leaders, NGOs and academics what are the opportunities and challenges for green business in 2012?