Green/sustainable business

University and council team up in Our Shared Future project to tackle major challenges faced by city

January 17, 2020
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Creating a decarbonisation task force to help Bath address the climate crisis, exploring new ways of using the 8,000 vaults under the city, and establishing partnerships between the main public sector bodies were among the ideas discussed at the launch of a major new initiative. Called Our Shared Future, it brings together the University...

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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of the West of England’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel. Now in its third year, the series aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile woman who has innovated in her field and...

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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

January 8, 2020
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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

Bristol Airport has become the first in Europe to offset all road journeys made by its passengers. The carbon offsetting scheme, which came into effect on New Year’s Day and covers trips to and from the airport, forms part of its ‘carbon roadmap’ published last year. Offsets will be bought retrospectively based on an...

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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

January 8, 2020
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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

Renewable power firm Good Energy has promoted its finance director Rupert Sanderson to the executive director role of chief financial officer. Rupert, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in February 2017 in an interim role and was appointed finance director 11 months later.  Now a member of the London Stock Exchange-listed firm’s board, he is...

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Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

January 3, 2020
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Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

An innovative washing machine developed by a University of Bath student is easing the hardship for refugees in a camp in Northern Iraq where water and electricity are scarce. Nav Sawhney, pictured, came up with the idea for the ‘Divya’ hand-cranked machine after hearing the stories of families living in refugee camps struggling to...

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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

January 3, 2020
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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

Two thirds of small and medium-sized firms in the South West took steps to make their businesses greener last year with roughly the same percentage saying they want to improve their environmental sustainability in 2020. Some 43% believe becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to them while just over a fifth (22%) claim doing...

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TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

January 3, 2020
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TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

International influences on local issues along with global collaborations and ideas are to influence the themes for the third annual TEDxBath event in October. Following the success of the previous two events, organisers of TEDxBath 2020 have promised it will be a bigger, more inclusive and more diverse with a truly international agenda in...

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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

January 2, 2020
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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed long-standing director Jeremy Hayward as its ambassador for the South West to help support social and economic prosperity across the region. Jeremy, pictured, will take the lead on delivering the group’s Helping Britain Prosper plan in the region.  The plan, launched in 2014, sets public targets in areas such...

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Future media group and TED founder returns to Bath to launch major climate emergency project

December 20, 2019
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Future media group and TED founder returns to Bath to launch major climate emergency project

Chris Anderson, the founder of Bath-based media group Future and curator of the global TED conferences, has used a visit to the city to launch an ambitious worldwide climate emergency project. Chris, pictured, was joined at the launch of Countdown by Bath-based UN climate change adviser Tom Rivett-Carnac. It sets an ambition and a...

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Rebrand for Bath landscape architects harnesses city’s creative edge

December 19, 2019
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Rebrand for Bath landscape architects harnesses city’s creative edge

Bath-based landscape architect Grant Associates has rebranded with a new website which aims to express the creative, collaborative and pioneering approach of the award-winning practice. The firm also said the new look – which was designed entirely by Bath creative agencies – reflects its renewed mission to respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency...

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