Here’s how to put sustainability on the agenda: 5 tips

Research shows that almost 80% of SMEs want to take measures to become more sustainable. As a reader, you might share this view. However, now the challenge lies in convincing your colleagues and management to do so and getting sustainability on the agenda. After all, sometimes it can take time and effort to persuade others…

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How to finance your sustainable business?

Sustainable business is becoming more relevant. Not only because of unfolding sustainability reporting regulations but also because gas and energy prices are rising at tremendous speed. There are several sources of green money available for small businesses, including the UK government, one of the devolved administrations, and local councils. The easiest approach to stay up…

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Guestblog: Regreener

Regreener is a member of Eevery’s Ecosystem, offering accessible and transparent carbon offsetting options. We are on a mission to combat climate change. Through our impact platform, we offer individuals and companies the opportunity to make a positive impact on the climate in an accessible and transparent way. Through our platform, our customers can support…

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Patisserie Hoeben

From small village bakery to national supplier. In 1875, the Hoeben family started a farm annex bakery just outside Liessel. In those days, the kneading machines were still driven by horses. Patisserie Hoeben has since become a national player, supplying the largest supermarket organisations in the Netherlands with daily fresh pastries. Passionate employees in a…

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The latest news on COP27: Key expectations and takeaways

From 6 to 18 November, heads of state, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs gathered in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the largest annual meeting on climate action; the COP27. It seems like a topic unfolding faraway, but the agreements made in Egypt will also…

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Double Materiality in CSRD: A technical concept explained understandably

Corporate social responsibility is about managing risks and being accountable for them. The double materiality offers you an important tool in acting accordingly. In doing so, it underpins corporate sustainability reporting, as required by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). For many businesses, the technicality of the term only speaks to the imagination. This blog…

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From crisis to perfect storm: The resilience of SMEs

There is a lot coming at entrepreneurs lately. It seems like crises are everywhere. While (energy) prices are skyrocketing, SMEs are expected to become more sustainable. Read in this blog how you, as an entrepreneur, can kill two birds with one stone by investing in a sustainable future and how. Financially hard times for entrepreneurs…

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The (Un)Sustainability of Carbon Offsetting: An Explanation

Introduction Carbon offsetting promises to compensate for negative impacts on the climate, it seems too good to be true. Although such mechanisms are increasingly being attached to products, terms like carbon neutral, carbon offsetting and carbon reduction often only appeal to the imagination. Read all you need to know about carbon offsetting (and its added…

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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) explained

ESG and reporting on sustainability are gaining ground, recent annual reports show. For example, ASML mentions ESG 71 times and Philips over 95 times in its annual reporting. Reporting on your company’s environmental, social and governance performance is good. However, the claims must be accurate to avoid greenwashing– unfortunately, a growing problem. The Global Reporting…

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Elephants Child

Elephants Child is a Business Growth Advisory Service working predominantly with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). They aim to be the SME business advisor of choice and focus business leaders to develop their company, maximise growth, drive value and enjoy a profit. They focus on delivering outcomes of turnaround, growth, funding or exit.​ “Business Growth…

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Circular Clarity

Circular Clarity, founded in 2017, provides strategic management services about circularity. They create clarity in circular entrepreneurship by building an ecosystem of knowledge and experience for their clients. Future-oriented entrepreneurship is often very complicated. Circular Clarity translates these complex issues in a practical way for you as an entrepreneur. They do this by linking a…

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ESG: Meaning, importance and how to measure?

The ‘ESG trend’ has been going on for a number of years and is starting to get a backlash. For instance, the Economist declared SRI a “broken idea” and the New York Times called it a “scam”. This is because sustainable investing in ESG funds turns out not to be so green; ESG scores are…

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