Sustainability in the medical device sector: Owen Mumford’s journey to B Corp certification

Sustainability in the medical sector. Sustainability is no longer a mere buzzword and is now increasingly a mandatory feature in corporate decision-making.

Oxfordshire celebrated as champion for local energy innovations on COP26 bus tour

Oxfordshire has been heralded as a local energy champion in the fight against climate change as the UK prepares to host the COP26 summit next month.

Family owned business focuses on environmentally friendly solutions in new rebrand

After 40 years of supplying a variety of custom packaging options ‘The Bag N Box Man’ is rebranding.

Radical overhaul of public buildings will support Thames Valley Zero drive

Rethinking the way schools and public buildings are designed will make a huge contribution to helping the Thames Valley region meet its carbon reduction targets, according to a major research study published today. Oxford City Council and Reading Borough Council were among the first UK councils to declare a climate emergency and both have made… Read More »

OxLEP urge businesses from around the county to share their views on sustainability and energy efficiency, as they launch new business survey ahead of COP26

With less then a month to go until the beginning of COP26 fortnight, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership have launched a new survey to help better-understand the county’s business community’s attitudes towards the drive to a zero-carbon future.

Choose Courtyard In Oxford City Centre

Courtyard by Marriott Sales Manager, Christina Irons, talks to B4’s Richard Rosser about this magnificent hotel located in the heart of Oxford City Centre.

Williams Racing commits to become climate positive by 2030 as part of all-new wide-ranging sustainability strategy

Williams Racing, one of the most successful teams in Formula One history, commits to a far-reaching climate change target. Building on the progress the global motorsport industry has made on sustainability in recent years, Williams Racing goes further than any other race team or motor racing series in the world, to commit to becoming climate positive by 2030.

The Sustainability Puzzle

Collaboration is key to making sustainability a reality. As pragmatic thinkers and doers, Alice Schmidt and Claudia Winkler have teamed up to write a book about how we can work together to achieve sustainability. Drawing on their combined 40+ years of experience in addressing issues of social justice, climate action, the circular economy, technology and sustainable business, they show why we should be optimistic about sustainable transformation and offer constructive insights on building back better.

Mobilizing the shift to electric fleets: Vattenfall outlines the roadmap for businesses to meet their climate responsibilities

Understanding eFleet charging infrastructures, a new white paper from European energy company Vattenfall, sets out a roadmap for businesses to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles.

B4 Sustainability Special

In our 2nd Special Feature highlighting great content on the B4 website, we’re highlighting ten great sustainable articles, interviews and webinars which have featured on the B4 website recently.

Get to grips with today’s EV financial incentives to fast-track the transition to a carbon free fleet

Despite fleet average carbon emissions reducing by a record-breaking 11.8% in a single year1, and demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surging ahead2, the electric vehicle (EV) market still has some way to go in facilitating the UK’s Road to zero ambition. In recognition, Government is offering generous financial support to help increase the uptake of EVs, especially in the fleet market. Venson Automotive Solutions puts the spotlight on how to reduce an EV investment to cut a fleet’s carbon footprint.

The Challenge Of Sustainable Business Growth

This summer, we have been exploring all things business growth: team growth, personal growth, financing growth, leading growth, pitfalls of growth and growth stakeholders. This time we’re looking at the longer-term issues of growth – how to make it sustainable and how to measure it.