CSR in Action – Business Leaders Malta ‘Insights’ workshop

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Greenmetrics is pleased to be invited to deliver a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility in Action for Business Leaders Malta as part of their ‘Insights’ programme in June 2014. The programme covers a background to CSR and its meaning, current trends and the pros and cons for business; followed by a practical session on implementing a successful programme. Please follow the …

Policy performance – how are we doing?

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Since we started up around four years ago, we’ve stuck to our policy reasonably well, although could do better in energy efficiency and occasionally transport. As a small business it’s not always easy to work out business vs home energy use, so we tend to work on the assumption that it’s good to measure and reduce all energy use, and worry …

Sustainability: is it time to start using the same language as other business issues?

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I went into environmental management nearly 20 years ago because the idea of sustainability made perfect business sense to me, although it was often a lonely job in those days! Sustainability since then has become embedded in the business strategy of many organisations – to a greater or lesser extent – as its benefits become increasingly well understood. But sometimes …

Natural environment: an invitation to shape the nature of England

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Our natural environment underpins our economic prosperity, our health and our wellbeing. As a result, protecting the environment and enhancing biodiversity is one of Defra’s top 3 priorities, as outlined in the Department’s Structural Reform Plan. A key commitment under this priority is the publication of a White Paper on the natural environment by spring 2011. Here’s your chance to have your say …

Brighton and Hove 10:10 update

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The Brighton and Hove 10:10 health pioneers have been busy. Have a look at this short film to inspire a bit of carbon-reducing action. They’re running energy saving workshops today at the Primary Care conference. September 2010

In the Green Room

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I was recently interviewed by Sarah Lewis-Hammond of The Argus about Greenmetrics. Here’s that interview in full! What do you do? I’m a business consultant specialising in helping businesses and organisations measure and communicate sustainability performance, such as environmental and local community issues. At the same time I can help them to develop or refresh their approach to managing responsibly, …

Brighton and Hove 10:10 launch

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I’ve been involved in Brighton and Hove 10:10 since of a few of us got together at the end of last year, inspired by the national 10:10 campaign, a love of our city and a desire to get something tangible off the ground to reduce carbon emissions in Brighton and Hove. I’d also just watched “The Age of Stupid” film, …

Greenmetrics signs up to 10:10

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Two weeks ago I watched “The Age of Stupid”. The film and the discussion that followed inspired me to sign up to 10:10. It feels to me like a strong campaign that  helps people to understand what can be done to reduce carbon emissions, provides lots of support in taking the first steps, and encourages ideas and ongoing progress. I think it …

A merry Christmas to all our readers!

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Wishing all our clients, colleagues and friends a very merry Christmas… and a happy new year! Our new year’s resolution is to try not to get too down-hearted about Copenhagen, and to get on with working hard on the local 10:10 campaign, promoting an attractive way forward to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Brighton and Hove by 10% during 2010, and working with new clients …