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Rising investment in UK climate tech development

INTERNATIONAL investment into UK climate tech companies risen from $4m in 2021 to $7.5bn this year — and the figure could rise to £20bn...
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Media and emissions link: new ground broken

SINCE 2019, communications company dentsu has been working with the University of Bristol, the BBC, Sky, Netflix and ITV to calculate the greenhouse gas...
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Support calls from SMEs in UK and US

UK firm Purbeck’s personal guarantee insurance has seen a sharp rise in small businesses contacting its mentoring and advice service for support. From January to...
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‘Greener’ wind power — but military potential clouds motivation

CEO starts a pan-European crowdfunding bid to advance airborne power generator MOBILE wind turbines tether a sea container to a kite, which turns in a...
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Design your business for ‘tomorrow’s customers’

By MARK WILSON BUSINESSES are facing tough times, with EU trade difficulties and inflation driving pessimism. So, now’s the time to reimagine things using creativity and...
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Rising energy prices worry SME owners — price-hikes coming

A SURVEY of 1,000 British SMEs indicates that rising fuel and energy costs are the greatest threats to survival in 2022. Half — 49 percent...
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SDG13: The time to look at climate change is right now

What can governments and citizens do to combat climate change? BV’s JASON AGNEW continues his series on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals… SDG13: CLIMATE ACTION UN...
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Go, Patagonia! Billionaire owner gives firm to charity

BILLIONAIRE Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor fashion retailer Patagonia, has given his company to a charitable trust to fight climate change. Under the new structure,...
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Vulnerability: the heartbeat of creativity and innovation

By CHRIS PATON THE NUMBER of UK businesses forced to close in the last quarter was 137,210 — 23 percent up on the same period...
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Amba pledges open-ended funds to reforestation programme

WORKPLACE tech provider Amba has launched a reforestation programme in Madagascar to repair damaged habitats and support the local community. According to the World Wildlife...