The Business of Green

The Business of Green

Money matters in the green world, by Leon Gettler.

Money tree

What's the environment worth?

Friday, 22 January 2010

What's the environment worth? According to a UN report, protecting the environment could deliver trillions of dollars in economic benefits.

Water tap

Water is the new oil

Monday, 21 December 2009

Water is becoming the new oil, with warnings that two-thirds of the world's population will face water shortages by 2025. There are solutions to the problem but none are easy or cheap.


Carbon neutral boozing

Friday, 11 December 2009

Climate change could devastate the wine industry the world over. Wine makers are now getting into making carbon neutral wines.

Shopping trolleys

Reducing the carbon footprint of shops

Friday, 27 November 2009

Can shops help reduce climate change? And if they don’t, what impact does it have on their business? Retailers everywhere need to reduce their carbon footprint because the impact will affect everyone, including their suppliers.

Al Gore

Ecopreneurs and carbon capitalists

Friday, 13 November 2009

We are now in the age of the 'ecopreneuer' - the entrepreneur who builds a business around ecology and the environment, the carbon capitalist who sees climate change and the environment as a business opportunity.

Coastal living

Coastal climate change

Friday, 30 October 2009

Australia’s reputation for lifestyles of beaches and surf is under threat from climate change, which could have massive implications for where we choose to live, and will also affect insurance.

Energy meter

Smart meters and climate change

Friday, 16 October 2009

Smart meters are being rolled out across Australia. Proponents of smart meters say they will help us fight climate change because they help people reduce their energy consumption. But they come at a cost.

Turning businesses green

Friday, 2 October 2009

Climate change laws and volatile energy prices are forcing more businesses to become green. How can they do it, and are their efforts enough?

gold coins

Emissions trading scheme headaches

Friday, 18 September 2009

As the world embraces cap and trade schemes, there are serious concerns as to whether it would create a bubble that would result in another financial meltdown. There are also concerns as to whether these schemes can work. But then, there is a planet at stake.

Computers and climate change

Friday, 4 September 2009

Computers, printers and mobile phones generate the same number of greenhouse gas emissions as the aviation industry. What are the ways to reduce the environmental impact of computers?

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