Improving sustainability: here’s how!

Want to make your business more sustainable but don’t know how? Or have you already become more sustainable but don’t know what’s next? In three easy steps, you measure, improve and communicate your company’s sustainability. We will help you. Based on your baseline measurement, you will have a concrete picture of where you can best…

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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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Attract and retain the best talent: 4 tips

In July, a report from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce stated that four out of five SMEs looking for talent fail or struggle to do so. This is a huge problem as it can have a big impact on the businesses at stake – business owners expect it to lead to reduced sales, customers, and…

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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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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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Simple sustainability tips for the summertime

According to a 2018 WWF study, during the summer, plastic waste increases by 40% due to tourism, the majority of which ends up in the oceans. Even though it is important to recognise our individual responsibility, re-evaluate our routines and build new, more eco-sensitive habits, it’s also essential to bring change on the business level…

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5 Simple Steps for Small Businesses to Embrace Diversity & Inclusion

June was Pride Month and the subject of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, for small businesses, ESG and D&I can seem like challenging topics. With smaller employee numbers, it can be difficult for individuals to feel comfortable speaking up, and often there isn’t a dedicated HR representative…

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5 tips for effective waste management for SMEs

Did you know that only 35% of SME waste is recycled in England? Waste is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as anything that is discarded, intends to discard or is required to discard by the holder. Waste management refers to the processes and actions required to manage waste from its beginning to…

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