Category Archives: Business

Upcoming Event: Environmental Management Systems Free breakfast seminar

Environmental Management Systems Free breakfast seminar Friday 29th June, 8.30 – 10.30am at YHA Manchester It will cover the following subjects: > What is an EMS? > Benefits of an EMS > Key components of an EMS > Certifying your EMS … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Business as Usual?” North West Sustainable Business Quarterly

It’s not every day you get to eat free grub while surveying Manchester from 24 floors up. For free! MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson feels the lure of the dark side… Tonight I attended the latest “North West Sustainable Business Quarterly,” … Continue reading

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Event Report: Manchester Day Parade, or “The Sky Has Limits” #mcrday

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson searches the Manchester Day Parade for mention of climate change, vainly. And tacks a little gratuitious pop anthropology on the end. Why? For the lulz. Who today speaks of climate change? Nobody, it seems. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Manchester Loses Green Investment Bank Bid

Edinburgh and London were chosen as the two cities to host the Green Investment Bank and Manchester came in a close third After a couple of tense weeks (the decision was due end of February), it has been announced today … Continue reading

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“Let’s get to (EN)Works”

The environmental businesses support organisation Enworks talks to MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa about its success, its struggles, and why now is the (cheapest) time for businesses to take action on environmental issues. Now in its tenth year, Enworks has been … Continue reading

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MCFly #02: Carbon Literacy- Let’s hope cooler heads prevail…

A small community-interest company is taking its first steps to help people in Manchester to understand – and reduce – their carbon footprints. Manchester-based Cooler secured funding from local textile company Westford Mills, and Manchester City Council, to co-ordinate a … Continue reading

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Manchester legal firm cuts own carbon footprint

Leading legal firm Pannone has been working on its internal environmental footprint [see their press release here] It has established an environment/sustainability policy, conducted a firm-wide internal environmental audit and in the last 12 months reduced energy consumption by 40%. … Continue reading

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