Taking a closer look at non-plastic alternatives

Backlash against unrecyclables is pressing companies and consumers to search for alternatives. While card, glass and cotton packaging may be greener options, experts say a change in consumer understanding is still needed in order to be truly sustainable

Umicore: from smelter to urban miner

The turnaround of a Belgian materials company is an example of the need to change an entire business model

How ethical shopping can help brands thrive

phone scanning barcode on back of sandwich

The rise of the conscious consumer has pushed retailers to be more transparent and aware of where their goods come from

Is wave energy the most reliable renewable?

Energy from tides and waves could satisfy the world’s power needs, yet harnessing it on a commercial scale remains a dilemma for many of the tech startups in the space

Why bother with a corporate wellness programme?

The wellbeing of staff is a win-win for employees and employers as the spotlight focuses on mental health in the workplace and its impact on the bottom line

What employee ownership could do for your business

Companies owned by their employees may have important lessons for human resources leaders to learn

Employee experience: treat staff like valued customers

Human resources professionals striving to engage staff can learn from successful brands that put customers first

Stakeholder theory: helping business do good and do well

Business is increasingly being rethought so it operates sustainably for people and the planet, as well as for profit