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Here is a selection of news and views covering environmental issues, including member news, changes to the law, notable achievements, and general information that are of interest to environmental professionals.

GBN welcomes new member – Copywriter Pro

Stephen Church of Copywriter Pro is the latest business person to join the Green Business Network. Stephen specialises in copywriting for search engine optimisation, as well as doing general copywriting and newsletters for business. He is a committed environmentalist and has helped to develop a website that helps micro businesses to start to reduce their environmental impacts. They achieve this by using internet carbon calculators and planting trees to offset… Read More »GBN welcomes new member – Copywriter Pro

GBN welcomes new member – The Green Pantry

The Green Business Network is delighted to welcome Lauren Hardy of The Green Pantry as its newest member company. It’s really encouraging to find a business that is doing great things with the consumer marketplace and then has the gumption to broaden this out to the business community – and that’s exactly what Lauren has done. The Green Pantry supplies a wide range of store cupboard ingredients (ie rice, pasta,… Read More »GBN welcomes new member – The Green Pantry

Labour Party invites comments

The Labour Party has recently invited comments on its environmental consultation document. If you want to read the Party’s proposed policies and add your opinions, you can follows this link: https://labour.org.uk/page/green-recovery-consultation/ Green Business Network has no affiliations to any political party and we would be delighted to circulate similar policies or consultation documents from any of the other parties so that our members are able to comment on them.

Covid 19 Response

Whilst the UK government is enforcing social distancing, and a partial lockdown, GBN will be switching our seminar programme online. This may result in some of the advertised seminars being postponed until later in 2020 or until 2021. Please keep visiting the site as we will be updating the topics as and when we are able. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing… Read More »Covid 19 Response

Member Offer – Utilitrack

GBN member Pep Valerio of Utilitrack has forwarded his latest sales video to explain what he can offer fellow members in terms of finding a great deal for your utilities. This could be for your domestic supply or business supply. We would obviously encourage you to ask Pep to provide quotes only from green energy suppliers, but that’s your choice. He can do any of this for you.  https://greenbusinessnetwork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cut-without-bid-2_28Jz47n5.compressed.mp4 You… Read More »Member Offer – Utilitrack

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Investments under scrutiny

As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt around the world, pensions and other investments are increasingly coming under scrutiny. The latest large financial institution to announce that it is reviewing its investment strategies is the Brunel Pension Partnership. You can read a fuller report on this from Edie here: https://www.edie.net/news/7/Brunel-Pension-Partnership-launches-new-finance-strategy-to-align-with-net-zero-future/?utm_source=dailynewsletter,%20edie%20daily%20newsletter&utm_medium=email,%20email&utm_content=news&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter,%20566cc14fa8-dailynewsletter_COPY_723

Attenborough issues climate warning

Sir David Attenborough has issued his sternest warning yet about climate change, and the urgency needed to take action. In an interview with the BBC, he said: “As I speak, south east Australia is on fire. Why? Because the temperatures of the Earth are increasing.” He also said: “We have been putting things off for year after year”. You can read the full interview here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51123638

New member

GBN was delighted to welcome new member Jacky Sherman of Asentiv at its January seminar, which focused on food and its impact on the environment. Jacky is a referral marketing specialist, who also uses Mastermind to help companies work together to create mutually beneficial solutions.

GBN Food Seminar

Green Business Network (GBN) was delighted to welcome new member Kirsteen Williamson-Guinn, a return to work health coach, who attended her first meeting today with a bit of a baptism of fire as she was the guest speaker for this event. Our January seminar, focused on food and its environmental impact. We looked at how agriculture and what we eat is impacting on climate change, and the ways in which… Read More »GBN Food Seminar

Law recognises ethical veganism

An employment tribunal in Norwich has recognised ethical veganism as a philosophical belief, which could have profound implications for UK employers. The case under examination by the tribunal was brough by Jordi Casamitjana, a vegan animal protection professional, who claims he was fired by British charity the League Against Cruel Sports, because he told colleagues that the companies involved in animal testing formed part of the League’s pension investment fund.… Read More »Law recognises ethical veganism