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Striving for sustainability: is the industry living up to consumer demand?

Consumers demand business sustainability, research shows

In September, Veolia, a resource management company and founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, revealed a new survey that showed 89% of consumers believed that packaging should be changed to be more sustainable. Of that 89%: 35% of people

Responsible travel in the world’s most sustainable destinations

This week, the world’s most sustainable and progressive travel organisations were revealed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), as they listed the finalists in the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Climate Action Award For organisations undertaking significant and

Sustainable NZ beauty brand's success after crowd-funding $2.8m

Sustainable beauty brand’s continued success

Sustainable NZ beauty brand, Ethique, crowd-funded over $2.8 million. On average, Ethique has grown around 350% year on year. The lesser-known natural, ethical and environmentally conscious sector of the beauty industry is now worth over $18 billion. All of Ethique’s

Palm Oil Sourcing Should Be Disclosed to Consumers, Sustainability Study Recommends

Palm Oil Sourcing Should Be Disclosed to Consumers

Companies selling products which contain palm oil need to be upfront about where it comes from, so as to relieve consumers of the burden of making sustainable choices, a UK study says. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say companies

Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

Spain’s state-owned chain of paradores, the grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and monasteries, has announced that all 97 of its establishments will use only electricity from renewable sources from the start of the new year. The 90-year-old chain

‘Blue Planet effect’ gives boost to sustainable investment

Sir David Attenborough’s hit TV show Blue Planet has helped sustainable investment go mainstream, the architect of a new £200 million ethical fund says. Andrew Dykes, founder of the Global Sustainability Trust, said the “Blue Planet effect” had helped transform

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