Greggs Launches First Eco-Shop To Trial Sustainable In-Store Initiatives

Greggs, a leading UK food-on-the-go retailer, announces it has opened its first Eco-Shop, providing a test bed for future in-store sustainability initiatives. New ‘shop of the future’ format will test ideas and technologies aimed at reducing environmental impact of operations The new Eco-Shop, which has opened at Great Billing, Northampton, is a brand new and bespoke format where Greggs will test innovative solutions and initiatives aimed at delivering real progress in reducing the environmental impact of the company’s operations. Successful new ideas and technologies will then be rolled out across…

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Aston Martin accelerates journey to a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury business with announcement of ambitious Racing.Green. strategy 

Aston Martin has hit the accelerator pedal on its journey to becoming a world-leading sustainable ultra-luxury automotive business, with the announcement of an ambitious new sustainability strategy, Racing.Green. Launched on Earth Day, Racing.Green. formalises core principles, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that reflect Aston Martin’s established approach to sustainability and sets bold new targets across all aspects of the business with a focus on tackling climate change, creating a better environment and building a stronger, more diverse, and more inclusive company. The ultra-luxury British manufacturer has joined a…

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The Sky Zero Footprint Fund returns for its second year – a £2m initiative challenging brands to make sustainable attainable

The Sky Zero Footprint Fund returns for the second year running – a £2 million initiative created to help brands accelerate their sustainable initiatives and inspire behavioural change using the power and reach of TV advertising. The campaign champions the adoption of tangible steps towards a sustainable future and is an extension of the media owner’s Sky Zero pledge to go net zero carbon by 2030 to fight climate change. Once again, the initiative is open to brands and media and creative agencies in the UK and Ireland. A panel…

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Neither clean nor green: ‘sustainable’ funds falling short of investors’ expectations, Which? research reveals

Sustainable funds – often referred to as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds – have become one of the fastest growing sub-sectors in the investment industry. In 2021, of the £43.2 billion that was invested into retail funds by UK investors, £16 billion was put into ‘responsible funds’, Investment Association figures show. There are many labels for investments that consider more than just profits, but Which? research suggests there is often a mismatch between what investors understand to be “ethical” and the fund management industry’s definitions. The consumer champion surveyed…

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Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group join forces to make supply chains fairer and more sustainable across Europe

A group of forward-thinking global corporations are using their collective purchasing power to open up their supply chains to European social enterprises – businesses which reinvest the majority of their profits into a social or environmental mission – in an effort to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable post-COVID recovery. Spurred on by the success of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge in the UK, which saw the level of annual social procurement spend hit a record high in 2020, Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group are now working…

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