Banking sustainability strategy

2022-06-22T13:57:13+01:00June 21st, 2022|

We all know the concept of sustainability. It is an ethical approach to business that keeps the environment and carbon footprint to the fore, allowing us to do what we have always done, but without making the mess we have always made. Though most bankers would probably put it more wordily. In annual reports [...]

How can law firms in Ireland become sustainable?

2022-05-04T16:15:26+01:00April 20th, 2022|

When we think of sustainable business, we think of manufacturing. Can we source our raw materials more ethically, and reduce waste in the packaging? We think catering or grocery retail - can we reduce food waste? We don’t think about law firms. But any business can become more sustainable, and we will only win [...]

Waste Management Regulations Ireland

2021-12-07T16:59:40+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

You would be surprised how long a history environmental regulations have. They go back not decades but centuries, preceding the industrial revolution by hundreds of years. In 1306 King Edward 1 of England introduced a whole raft of regulations, designed to reduce smog, prevent pollution of the Thames, and to control flooding. The problems have [...]

Zero waste economy

2021-11-19T12:23:40+00:00November 18th, 2021|

A Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy A Zero Waste Economy is one in which reusing, repairing, and recycling (all the Rs, but different Rs than the traditional triad!) are the norm. It’s a circular economy, and one that Ireland and the EU are striving to move towards. A circular, or zero waste, [...]

What is a zero waste city?

2021-11-03T21:33:27+00:00November 3rd, 2021|

Right, there is a mind-blowing concept. We know what a zero waste company is - an ethical company that has put systems into place to manage their waste. The idea is that no waste goes into landfill - it is recycled, reused, composted, or otherwise dealt with. Now imagine that concept being extended to an [...]

How do you design a green building?

2021-10-27T18:51:03+01:00October 26th, 2021|

We all know what a light well is. It is an open space in a building that is left unroofed to allow light and air in. It reduces lighting bills, and helps control the temperature. And it is passive - no power is used. And we all know the alternative to light wells used by [...]

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