Category Archives: Business

Off-topic: “Corporate responses to #climate”, interview with #academics

Two academics, one based in the UK and the other in Australia, have just had a rather excellent article called “Creative self-destruction: corporate responses to climate change as political myths” published in the journal Environmental Politics.  Here’s an interview with … Continue reading

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Sewing Cafe to open in #Chorlton, South #Manchester

From a press release… A group of six Manchester women are preparing to officially launch the city’s first non-profit sewing cafe on Thursday 15 May. Stitched Up HQ aims to inspire people to adopt a more creative and sustainable wardrobe, … Continue reading

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Event Report: Ecological Modernisation meets Jevons Paradox in #Manchester

The hosting; immaculate The presentations; fascinating That question; crucial. The “North West Sustainable Business Quarterly” (the clue in is in t’name) meetings are held high above the city streets, on the 24th floor of the City Tower. Many (not all!) … Continue reading

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“The sustainable business circuit is becoming a jargon-filled parody” (cross post)

I know, life is short, and the last thing you need to read is another wafflethon by another green biz guru. But wait, this one is different – it’s a corker. It’s by some guy called Brendon May “the founder … Continue reading

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“Solving Business Problems with Environmental Data” #Manchester Sept 5th

Solving Business Problems with Environmental Data – pre-competition road-show In the Autumn, the TSB and NERC will release a joint call for 6-12 month feasibility studies to create products, tools or services, that provide specific commercial benefits, increase resilience and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Carbon Literacy for Businesses” Tues 16th July, 8am #Manchester Demystifying Carbon Literacy for Business A Free Breakfast Seminar for Business Executives  (Please note this event is for organisations, not for consultants.  If you are a consultant please contact us directly to discuss opportunities for working collaboratively.) Tuesday 16th July … Continue reading

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Anti-capitalists! Your chance to cause businesspeople pain and help the oppressed!

Right, that may have got your attention! Some MCFly readers are probably slightly to the right of Genghis Khan. Others probably rub ideological shoulders with Noam Chomsky.  Most will, Mr Gauss would say, are in the middle. If you are … Continue reading

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Interview with Paul Monaghan, (Co-op CSR head for 18 years, now “”) #climate #csr

Paul Monaghan (@PaulJMonaghan and talks past, present and future with MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson. You were at The Co-operative for 18 years. What are you – and what do you think people at The Co-operative should be – proudest … Continue reading

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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but #Manchester Treestation will grow with money…

Treestation is one of those ideas – and enterprises – that is so grotesquely obvious you are sort of embarrassed for the species that in the year 2012 it is considered ‘innovative.’ Here’s a video about it Why are we … Continue reading

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Interview with Todd Holden, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

MCFly spoke to Todd Holden, Head of Low Carbon Policy and Programmes at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, about low carbon supply chains, steady state economy and how we can influence businesses to act more envronmentally. Can you tell us a little about … Continue reading

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