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Michael Ware, Partner in BDO LLP’s Corporate Finance practice, was recently interviewed on Sky TV regarding the progress being made by companies such as Apple to green their practices. For his thoughts on the problems of supply chain sourcing, product life cycles and the impact on recent announcements on data centres Click here For further expert-led opinion…

Ricardo AEA’s environmental experts have joined forces with a group of school-children in Glasgow to look at the way air pollution directly affects them. Previous efforts to discourage car use among the parents of pupils at Bearsden Academy in East Dunbartonshire have failed and pupils decided to measure the effect it was having on air…

For universities, there are more and more options to engage with business as governments seek to couple research to innovation and address societal challenges. Whilst  many of the initiatives aim to simplify access to universities, institutes and companies, here at Heriot-Watt University, the main challenge facing faculty and the technology transfer team is trying to…

Cleantech Innovate is a really exciting programme – 2 showcases for next year in London and Scotland, €20,000 cash prizes being given away at both, applications already coming in from entrepreneurs with commercially-sound green business solutions. Don’t take my word for it – have a look at the 2014 showreel. If this sounds like something you might…

Taking over disused factories and repurposing old production lines (see batteries story below) ticks all kinds of environmental/efficiency boxes Company news…. RBS launches energy efficiency loan fund for SMEs The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) today launched an energy efficiency loan fund and a nationwide energy audit programme to support small businesses looking to cut…

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