Met Office: Measuring climate risk for business
Rob Varley from the Met Office talks about how long range weather forecasting can help business to prepare for climate risks:
All through last autumn and winter, didn’t it always seem to be raining or snowing? Heavy rain, snow, ice, extreme temperatures and high winds will all have an impact on most businesses at some time. That’s why it’s worth asking yourself some questions such as, “Is my business prepared for the worst the weather can throw at it?” and “If it is prepared today, what about the future?”
Subsidised places available on Cambridge business sustainability progamme
Business in the Community (BITC) and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) are offering a small number of subsidised places for BITC members to join The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme (BSP).
How resilient is your business?
The last twelve months has seen some of the most volatile weather for a long time. From droughts early last year to 2012 ending up as the second wettest year on record with flooding across the UK, as well as recent cold temperatures and snow, we only seemed to miss out on a summer heatwave.
Award winner one year on: Lakes Free Range Egg Company
In 2012, Lakes Free Range Egg Company, based in the North West were awarded the Responsible Supply Chain Management Award (now Sustainable Supply Chain Award) in BITC's Responsible Business Awards for their sustainable farming practices supporting the local economy and focus on animal welfare.
Focus on: Marketplace Sustainability Leadership Award
BITC has three Marketplace Sustainability categories in its Responsible Business Awards 2013: Sustainable Supply Chain; Customer Engagement on Sustainability; and Marketplace Sustainability Leadership. The Marketplace Sustainability Leadership Award will recognise businesses that are transforming their product/service offer, supply chains and marketing by embedding short and long term environmental, social and economic trends into core business decision making.