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The Carbon Benefits of Recycled Materials

The benefits of avoiding extraction and primary processing are usually significant, even when collection, transport and reprocessing of recycled material is taken into account. An increasing range of recycled products are coming onto the market, such as glass, steel, aluminium,

GREENDEX: Survey of Sustainable Consumption

If your business is expanding into new markets or facing competition in existing ones, can you benefit from enhancing your green credentials to meet consumer preferences? Greening your supply chain could provide a competitive edge in markets where consumers are increasingly

NATURAL GAS IN STORAGE REACHES RECORD LEVEL: NOVEMBER 2015

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Record storage means Natural Gas prices likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. Set to beat 2012 record The U.S. has tied and is set to surpass a record for the amount of natural gas in storage, according

Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

Businesses face growing threats from extreme weather and climate change: damage to facilities, loss of water or power supplies, higher costs, and disruption of supply and distribution chains. In a new report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate

Sustainable supply-chain at risk: the US drought example

Weekly drought figures released  by the US Drought Monitor show the situation continues to be a problem with approximately 50% of continental US now suffering from a moderate drought or worse. Despite recent precipitation bringing welcome relief and downgrading of the

Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Report

The 2012-13 annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain report has been recently published. There is a glut of useful information within the 22 pages, and here are some of the highlights. Firstly, the report concludes that climate change is

How climate change impacts commodity prices

I came across this interesting discussion of the Great Climate Disconnect courtesy of General Electric. GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This first post

The importance of managing water in your supply chain

No matter the place — California’s Central Valley, southern Nevada, the Colorado River, the Southern Plains — water is harder to find across much of the West. And, with energy demand and populations growing, once-unfathomable choices about water pricing and

Four Retailers making substantial Sustainability announcements in 2012

Dear Readers: We thought our readers might find this of interest. It’s short on details, but suggests a growing trend towards more sustainable retailing and sustainable supply chains amongst companies of varying sizes. Tom Bowers President, Virescent Consultants In the

Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Summit 2011

Congratulations to the event organizers and CIPS for putting together an excellent program for the inaugural sustainable purchasing summit in London.  Some very interesting topics and speakers. http://www.revolutionevents.plus.com/spss/programme.html One of the stand-out messages from the day is that sustainable purchasing