Green Innovation & Finance

Alternative Finance for Business

Green start-up MacRebur turns to the crowd for funding push

Virgin Voom winner MacRebur launches new Seedrs campaign to take its recycled plastic road fix global.

Growth Planning

Why green ethics makes business sense

Can UK businesses embrace green ethics and become planet savers? First Mile's Bruce Bratley writes.


The top green innovation and finance projects and people REVEALED

From the brains behind the world's first green crowdfunding platform to new carbon capture technology perfected by a leading UK university, the Green Innovation & Finance Awards shortlist reveals the best and brightest in sustainability today.


The world’s most innovative renewable energy sources revealed

Here are the four most innovative renewable energy sources being used by businesses around the world, according to Opus Energy.

Growth Planning

Sustainable business the answer to the broken economy

A new report reveals that the next ten years will be critical for businesses, including opening 60 key market “hot spots,” tackling social and environmental challenges, and rebuilding trust with society.


Can your digital start-up change the world?

Friends of the Earth has launched its nation-wide search for a digital start-up that wants to change the world.


Research: electric cars a new hope for climate change

Despite being in the pipeline for many years, electric vehicles have yet to really come into their own as a viable alternative for those wanting to reduce their carbon footprint – until now.


The number one business case for smart cities

Smart cities have been the solution for untameable urbanisation for the past two decades. But critics question how much of the smart city model is theoretical, and how much actually feasible.


The world’s first all-electric mobile office hits the road

This professional office environment on wheels features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio system, mini fridge and barista-quality coffee machine. But is it practical?


Wind could power 20% of the world by 2030

While the outlook for wind energy looks positive, it would require a great level of commitment from global leaders. Is a world powered by wind just a pipe dream?


UK Green Investment Bank closes first deal in Northern Ireland alongside Foresight Group

An investment of £20 million by Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank will be used to build a wood fuelled combined heat and power station in Northern Ireland.


Xeros drums up £10 million investment for green washing machine development

A business which has developed an environmentally friendly laundry cleaning system has closed an eight-figure investment round led by Invesco Perpetual.