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Is the office now officially a financial millstone?

INDUSTRY analysis by debt advisory firm Sirius Property Finance predicts that the UK’s serviced offices market will grow by 17 percent this year. But the...
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Some SME founders are putting everything on the line

AS THE deadline for the inquiry into SME finance nears, the founders of UK start-ups are facing increasing demands to personally guarantee business loans. Applications...
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Wrapping up hospitality’s plastic problem

CLIMATE-tech startup (and top five percent B Corp) Skoot is taking an innovative approach to the problem of plastic pollution in the hospitality industry. A...
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Paper manufacturer is about preservation, not pulp

A DECADE of devotion to Britain’s woodlands, a quarter of a million trees planted, and a million pounds of funding — it’s cause for...
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Social Supermarket’s grand branding idea for social impact

THE UK's largest marketplace for social impact products has announced the launch of a Branded Merchandise offering for corporates. The B Corp-certified organisation’s business model...
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Workers becoming ‘paralysed’ by eco-anxiety

By MARK SAIT THERE are profound concern about the planet’s climate — so much so that some people feel unable to perform at work due...
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AI finds a niche in climate policy

AN OPEN AI-powered tool is unlocking over 1,600 documents and 170,000 pages of global climate policy and research. Climate Policy Radar’s Global Stocktake Explorer, funded...
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UK SMEs say costs stymie sustainability ambitions

BRITAIN’S five million SMEs claim the increased cost of doing business is making it harder to go green. Research carried out by Oxford Economics found...
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‘Pay-as-you-throw’: a solution to cut waste?

GOVERNMENTS should consider a combination of incentives and penalties to cut the volume of waste going to landfill. That’s according to Chris Williams, founder and...
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UK sows seeds for farming breakthroughs

INNOVATIVE agricultural projects are in line for £30m in UK government funding. In a push for sustainable food production, a fund has been set up...