Leading policy institute now Green

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute, with a mission to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Their work includes a focus on energy, environment and resources. Recognising that they needed to demonstrate that they operated responsibly in this area themselves, they developed […]

Estate Agency leads sustainability

Properly Partners, a start-up estate agency, found Green Small Business to be the perfect small business alternative to getting ISO 14001 certification. They hope to inspire others within their industry to take a principled approach to environmental sustainability. Founder Michael Whittaker said “I am hopeful that being associated with Green Small Business will lead to extra […]

Co-working space goes green

Surely one of the most beautiful workspaces in London, the Boathouse Design studio was originally designed for building and maintaining boats. The space now offers a unique office experience for the companies who work there, with its natural light, stunning view over the Thames and its carefully restored and converted interiors. Amaze Property, the owners of the […]

Baking with a conscience

Lisa Smith, the owner of Ginger Bakers, understands that being kind to the environment is not just good for her conscience but good for her business too. Lisa said: “We decided to do it because it’s a good thing for the business. Hopefully it will save on costs and we want to be doing something to contribute to […]

Builder deserves green recognition

With an electric car, van-sharing scheme, commitment to sustainable sourcing of materials, processes in place to minimise on-site waste and more, London-based builder Lamabuild have firm green credentials. Going through the Green Small Business process allowed a clear structure to be developed for addressing all of the key environmental impacts of the company and for new ideas […]

Big Lottery Fund prgramme goes green

Green Small Business has recently had the immense pleasure of working with six inspirational charities to help them meet Big Lottery and EU funding requirements. All six were part of a project funded through the Building Better Opportunities programme, run by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund, which is seeking to tackle the root causes of […]

Green certification for arts organisations

We are oh so very excited to announce that LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre, is the latest organisation to achieve Green Small Business certification. They might be a ‘small’ team but they deliver one of the most important events in the British arts scene, with an influence that reaches far beyond London. Working […]

Landscape architecture practice now green

Outerspace aim to create stunning and meaningful landscape architecture and have had a long-standing focus on sustainability, both within their own practice and in the design of schemes for clients. In all of their schemes they seek to balance the needs of people and biodiversity. Through preparing a Green Small Business environmental management system, the firm have […]

Badge maker now Green certified

Bough to Beauty Bespoke make beautiful bespoke oak badges. At a time when the impacts of plastics waste are gaining a higher profile than ever, this is a business which is definitely ‘of it’s time’. Environmental sustainability is at the core of the business and their badges help a huge number of clients to reduce their […]

Small Business Sustainability Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 Global Goals, spearheaded by the United Nations to transform the world around a common agenda for sustainable development. The goals provide a framework for formulating responses to the worlds most pressing challenges – from climate action to gender equality, life below water to decent work and economic […]