Sustainable Business https://business-spirit.news/ en Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter https://business-spirit.news/news/sweetening-the-deal-to-make-food-ethics-matter <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/sweetening-the-deal-to-make-food-ethics-matter" data-a2a-title="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ireland" hreflang="en">Ireland</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/entrepreneurs" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurs</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/entrepreneurship" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/ethics" hreflang="en">Ethics</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter" title="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1043.jpg?itok=kyZNfOcn" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">A chocolate range with exceptional taste and high ethical standards was brought to life by an Irish entrepreneur to raise awareness.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3079 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3080 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.chocolateyclare.com/" target="_blank">Chocolatey Clare</a>, alias Clare Tate followed her passion when she designed a chocolate range in Ireland with a sensational taste while raising the bar to the highest in ethics and sustainability.</p> <p>In this interview, she shares her secrets of running an ethical food business that goes beyond the usual ‘greening’ strategies.</p> <hr /> <p>I set up my business in 2016, knowing absolutely nothing about the food industry. After turning 50, I decided to just do something else entirely and switch to a completely different career by becoming an entrepreneur.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3083 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3081 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>I have been a vegetarian for about 30 years, and I turned vegan along with my whole family about seven years ago. I couldn't find any vegan chocolate that I really loved, even though I tried almost all of them.</p> <p>So I decided to make my own and started my business by searching the internet ‘How do you make chocolate?’. Besides finding the best taste, I had some other criteria on my list: to start with, it had to be vegan, but veganism extends to an approach to minimise the exploitation of not only animals but humans, the environment and the planet.</p> <blockquote> <p>In the finished product, you have your in¬gredients, processes, people, packaging, and everything has an effect.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3082 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1044.jpg" width="476" height="476" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Clare Tate, Founder of Chocolatey Clare is dedicated to raise the bar in food ethics.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3084 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Food ethics is one of my main principles, which means no animal or human exploitation in the production of my chocolate.</p> <p>I strive to ensure that all my ingredients are ethically sourced, so I would investigate the ethics policies and the sustainability commitments of all the suppliers I engage with. For example, when I use organic coconut milk powder, I also need to make sure that no monkeys are used to harvest the coconuts.</p> <blockquote> <p>I think there is no such thing as a neutral purchase because you support that company every time you buy something.</p> </blockquote> <p>One of the main challenges for me entering the food industry was having no previous experience whatsoever. I had to research everything, but I don't think it was all negative because it meant that I had no preconceived notions of what should I be doing.</p> <p>I investigated everything and looked at all possible options at the time.</p> <p>I went to a lot of trouble to find environmen¬tally friendly packaging. The boxes I use are made from FSC certified paper and printed with vegetable-based ink instead of petroleum basting. The printing company that I work with has printing machines that are actually wind-powered.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3086"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3085 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>My products are more expensive than the mass-produced options. But if you think about it, there is a good reason for that.</p> <blockquote> <p>Particularly in the food industry, there is an unrealistic expectation from the general public that chocolate should be cheap.</p> </blockquote> <p>If everybody in the supply chain is fairly paid and the environmental impact is taken into account, the end product will obviously be more expensive.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3087 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>At the same time, unfortunately, there is still a lot of exploitation and even slave labour involved in the cocoa industry.</p> <p>The result is that chocolate is cheap when it shouldn’t be, so it is a bit of an uphill battle to convince consumers that chocolate is a luxury item that deserves to be paid for and should be treated that way.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3090 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3088 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1045.jpg" width="350" height="350" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">&quot;Chocolate is a luxury item that deserves to be paid for and should be treated that way,&quot; says Clare Tate.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3089 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>One of my other mantras is that you should buy less but buy better. I think consumers have all the power because if we stop buying something, then companies will stop making it or be forced to examine how they produce things.</p> <p>Most of my customers aren’t vegan and aren't really bothered about buying dairy-free products, but they like the chocolate we make. And this was another thing that absolutely was at the top of my agenda.</p> <p>Not only do I want to make chocolate according to my principles and my ethics, but it has to be delicious.</p> <p>Figuring out all the details and building up a business was not easy, and I was glad to receive such tremendous support from the <a href="https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/" target="_blank">Dublin City Local Enterprise Office</a>. It meant not just being able to have experts helping me but getting great exposure to my products and refining my positioning.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3091 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>I would love to see many more people stand by the type of business I’m running.</p> <p>Considering that there are plenty of resources and food out there to feed the world, yet only a few per cent of humanity has the luxury to enjoy it, we would definitely need a systemic change.</p> <p>How the system works right now, how food is produced, priced, distributed, and consumed, is far from being fair or sustainable.</p> <blockquote> <p>It might look like an unrealistic or naive paradigm shift, but access to quality and safe food is a basic need and should be available to everyone.</p> </blockquote> <p>As a small business, I’m doing everything within my reach and power to get people to at least think about their impact when purchasing their food.</p> <p>Chocolate might just be a sweat first experience for them to feel good about making better choices whenever they buy something.</p> <hr /> <p>This content is a piece of an article originally published in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/make-change-happen-winter-2021-22" target="_blank">"Make change happen</a>" issue of <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. August</div> Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:19:09 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 237 at https://business-spirit.news Prosocial disruption delivered by a distillery in Dublin https://business-spirit.news/news/prosocial-disruption-delivered-by-a-distillery-in-dublin <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Prosocial disruption delivered by a distillery in Dublin</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/prosocial-disruption-delivered-by-a-distillery-in-dublin" data-a2a-title="Prosocial disruption delivered by a distillery in Dublin"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business-practice" hreflang="en">Business practice</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/social-innovation" hreflang="en">Social Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Prosocial disruption delivered by a distillery in Dublin" title="Prosocial disruption delivered by a distillery in Dublin" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1024.jpg?itok=-uOowJAW" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dublin-based company is changing industry practices by designing its spirits through the lenses of science, community and nature.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3034 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3035 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Viki Baird, Co-Founder of the <a href="https://stillgardendistillery.com/" target="_blank">Stillgarden Distillery</a>, explains their pro-social approach to building and running their business.</p> <p>She says, “We try to promote social activity but in a different way. For example, we transformed an area of wasteland which was near the distillery. It was full of all sorts of junk, and we turned it into a botanical garden and recruited several <strong>‘Social Botanists</strong>’ throughout the first Covid lockdown. We gave people growing kits, which they took away and grew the botanicals at home.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3038 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3036 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1025.jpg" width="789" height="1030" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Social Botanist project was launched by Stillgarden Distillery in Dublin. Image: Stillgarden Distillery</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3037 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>When the plants had outgrown the boxes, everyone returned and together with the organisers, they planted them in the botanical garden.</p> <p>After harvesting those botanicals, they collaborated with the botanists to create what they call a ‘Social Gin’.</p> <p>The distillery gave the botanists three different flavours to choose from, all made with the plants they had grown at home. In this way, local people are playing an essential part in creating this community-based drink.</p> <blockquote> <p>The company is on a mission to bring our spirit of prosocial disruption to the world through science, community and nature.</p> </blockquote> <p>Viki explains further: “The science component refers to the fact we have a lab here and lots of excellent equipment like an ultra-sonic ager, and stuff like that which allows us to create different and innovative products.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3039 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>About the nature side of things, one of our main community projects is the Social Botanist Project, which takes place weekly, so we get new people signing up. We also do on-site garden tours where people can come along for 10 euro, and for that price, they get to look at the garden and enjoy a free drink on our terrace.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3045"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3044 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Viki details how the <a href="https://stillgarden21.wpengine.com/community-projects" target="_blank">Social Botanist Project</a> works:</p> <p>“We have hydroponic boxes, and we plant them up for people to take away. There are about eight different botanicals and a special light in each one which helps them grow quicker. It is vital that they grow quickly to enable people working on the same projects to keep up and meet up.</p> <p>While driving through this area, you can spot some of these boxes on people’s windowsills.</p> <p>For us, it means people are getting involved and also inspires us to look for other areas of wasteland where we can plant botanicals and engage more social botanists.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3043 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3041 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“We try to reuse as much as possible and use this mindset in every aspect of our business.</p> </blockquote> <p>This includes the packaging we get in, which we reuse where possible in our delivery system. Also, when we make our espresso martini, we take used coffee grains from local coffee shops and reuse those to create this specific drink.</p> <p>Some of our other gins utilise many healthy materials, which we dry after making our gin and use in tea bags. If there is something we can’t reuse from our ingredients, we give it to local farmers for chicken feed.”</p> <p>They also run a return your bottle scheme where they give people a discount if they return their bottle and their stopper, andreuse these items rather than put them into the bottle bank.</p> <p>Viki shares why they have taken this unique approach:</p> <p>“Because we are called Stillgarden, we always wanted to have a garden on our premises.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3042 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1026.jpg" width="395" height="592" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Viki Baird, Co-Founder of the Stillgarden Distillery</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3046 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>During the first Covid lockdown, people came to us, just chatting with us, saying they were bored and looking for something to do during the downtime.”</p> <p>Since they have reopened, there is a great variety of outdoor and indoor experiences that they can offer to visitors, including garden tours and gin tasting.</p> <p>Eventually, these projects inspired them to do their community-based projects, and the reaction to their efforts was overwhelmingly positive, getting great support from their customers and the local community.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Geraud Pfeiffer, Pexels</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3048 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <hr /> <p>This content is a piece of an article originally published in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/make-change-happen-winter-2021-22" target="_blank">"Make change happen</a>" issue of <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/city-next-summer-2022" target="_blank">Summer 2022 edition</a> of the magazine is focusing on making cities sustainable and inclusive, and is available <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/city-next-summer-2022" target="_blank">here &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. June</div> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:32:14 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 233 at https://business-spirit.news Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership" data-a2a-title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/994.png?itok=uWrpI4Vh" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">System change specialist appointed to lead game-changing circular economy initiative in the UK.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2948 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2949 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The trial program of the re-use model ‘<a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">Re</a>’ that already saved over 4 million plastic bottles from landfills, has brought Doug Morwood system change specialist, to take the initiative to the next level as MD.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ukri.org/" target="_blank">UK Research and Innovation’s</a> (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has recently announced £3 million in funding to further develop ‘Re’ across the UK and save over 100 million bottles from landfills within the next three years.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2952 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2950 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/995.jpg" width="450" height="450" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Doug Morwood system change specialist, new MD for the &#039;Re&#039; circular economy program.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2951 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Newly appointed MD Morwood aims higher than expected and wants to ‘reduce single-use plastic on a grand scale.'</p> <p>“I am honoured to join the Re team and look forward to delivering a truly circular economy system for the UK.</p> <p>We must move beyond the linear system that results in so much waste, both in terms of materials and energy,” said Morwood on his appointment as Managing Director for the ‘Re’ program.</p> <p>The new MD aims to lead a data-driven change and engage various stakeholders in a ‘re-use revolution’ within and beyond the border of the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2954 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2953 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He believes that engaging small and big brands alongside retailers is critical in changing the current wasteful practices, and with 'Re' they ‘have to offer a compelling alternative to the current linear system that damages our environment so much.”</p> <p>Morwood adds:</p> <blockquote> <p>“Bringing businesses together to tackle the climate and waste crises is the only way we can solve the problem; collaboration is crucial."</p> </blockquote> <p>Customers can also easily join the movement by using the<a href="https://www.refill.org.uk/" target="_blank"> Refill App</a>, managed by the <a href="https://www.citytosea.org.uk/" target="_blank">City to Sea project</a>, showing users the nearest refill station and places to eat, drink, and shop using less plastic.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2955 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/996.png" width="600" height="600" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Advanced Refill Stations – interactive stations where customers can fill a ‘Re Smart Bottle’ with a product of their choice; Image: &#039;Re&#039; program</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2956 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Co-Founder of <a href="https://beautykitchen.co.uk/" target="_blank">Beauty Kitchen</a> and the ‘Re’ program, Jo-Anne Chidley, is excited about expanding the impact of this project and seeing the build-up of a team under the visionary leadership of Morwood.</p> <p>She emphasises that ‘this is an open initiative for all brands in the cosmetics, beauty and personal care industries’ and that they will support implementing the ‘Re’ system and help partners deliver change and ‘enter this ecosystem.’</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">HeadlineImage: <a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">'Re' program</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:18:25 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 225 at https://business-spirit.news Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-impact-accelerator-program-open-for-applications <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-impact-accelerator-program-open-for-applications" data-a2a-title="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/accelerator" hreflang="en">Accelerator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/the-netherlands" hreflang="en">The Netherlands</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/innovation" hreflang="en">Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact-ecosystem" hreflang="en">Impact Ecosystem</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/accelerator" hreflang="en">Accelerator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/impact-innovation" hreflang="en">Impact Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications " title="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/987.png?itok=DDoKcww6" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Start-ups who combine ‘doing good and doing business’ can join an intense hybrid program in The Netherlands that will enable them to grow faster.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2921 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2922 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Two key players, <a href="https://www.impactcity.nl/en/" target="_blank">ImpactCity The Hague</a> and <a href="https://www.startupbootcamp.org/" target="_blank">Startupbootcamp</a> launched a joint initiative focusing on increasing the growth of sustainable start-ups in The Netherlands and strengthening the position of The Hague as the leader in building the impact ecosystem in Europe.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.impactcityaccelerator.com/" target="_blank">ImpactCity Accelerator</a> program is open to impact innovators already based in or those planning to establish themselves in The Hague.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2925 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2923 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“The city invests in an attractive climate for start-ups and has acquired a recognizable economic profile with ImpactCity,” says Saskia Bruines, alderman at the Municipality of The Hague.</p> <p>Ten selected start-ups will get the chance to work on de-risking their value proposition and find the best way to solve a problem while also focusing on their growth strategy to scale their model.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2924"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8-yyfubJfpI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Introduction of the ImpactCity Accelerator</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2926 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The intense hybrid program will take place mainly online but will also use the facilities of ImpactCity The Hague for in-person activities.</p> <p>Mercedes de Miranda, Director of Business Development at Startupbootcamp see The Hague as an outstanding place ‘when it comes to the number of impact start-up entrepreneurs who work for a better world.”</p> <p>She highlighted that they came on board as partners based on their overwhelmingly positive experience at the ImpactFest in 2021, the flagship event of <a href="https://www.impactfest.nl/" target="_blank">ImpactCity</a> and the largest event in Europe where sustainable, innovative parties come together.</p> <p><a href="https://www.impactcityaccelerator.com/" target="_blank">Application is open until 11th March</a>, and sessions will be held from April to the end of June.</p> <p>Throughout the three months, entrepreneurs are matched with mentors and get the chance to access a worldwide network.</p> <p>At the final Demo Day event, participants get to present their work to ImpactCity, investors, potential partners and other stakeholders.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: ImpactCity The Hague</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 12:51:22 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 222 at https://business-spirit.news New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments" data-a2a-title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" 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height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nature-based-solutions" hreflang="en">Nature-based Solutions</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact-investing" hreflang="en">Impact investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/906.jpg?itok=N4ksLV0A" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ was launched to call upon investors to embrace natural capital solutions at scale to address climate challenges.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2763 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2764 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A natural capital investment firm, <a href="https://cultivo.land/" target="_blank">Cultivo </a>launched a ‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ to call upon financial institutions, corporate investors and private capital to address the triple planetary crisis of global warming, biodiversity loss, and water stress.</p> <p>With this 5-step action plan, Cultivo wants to help unlock investment opportunities in nature at scale to address these emerging global threats.</p> <p>The company promotes the approach that natural capital is an emerging asset class that values the natural world.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2767 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2766 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In their opinion, this economic strategy makes it clear why a tree is worth more alive than dead.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and water stress are interconnected, and we must address them together and with urgency.</p> </blockquote> <p>High-quality nature-based solutions can tackle these triple crises, and we need to unlock investment in nature at scale and at speed.</p> <p>It is critical we take a holistic approach when it comes to investing in nature,” says Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, on why they created the action plan.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2765 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/907.jpg" width="357" height="404" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, Image: Cultivo</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2768 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In the light of the latest alarming <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/" target="_blank">IPCC report</a> (Sixth Assessment Report), Dr Pinuela and his team felt the need to activate the finance sector and mobilise more private capital in investing in nature-based solutions.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change</a> (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change.</p> <p>It provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies since 1988.</p> <p>The recent IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the following decades and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2771 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2769 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/908.png" width="612" height="792" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">IPCC-2021 report, The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers, Image: IPCC</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2770 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Dr Piñuela adds: “We hope that the hard-hitting nature of this year’s IPCC report helps galvanise us all into action and gives private financial institutions and corporations across the world the motivation to work with us and adopt the plan we are launching today.”</p> <p>According to Cultivo, research shows that by 2050, total investment needs for nature-based solutions will amount to USD 8.4 trillion cumulatively, reaching over USD 536 billion per year, four times the amount invested today.</p> <p>Currently, only 14% of finance for nature-based solutions comes from private capital.</p> <p>Therefore, scaling investment from private capital companies is essential to fill the trillions of dollars of financing needed.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2772 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To bridge this gap, Cultivo is proposing a 5-step action plan for investors and private capital:</p> <ol> <li>Offer nature as an attractive asset for investment</li> <li>Use technology to reduce transaction costs and create market efficiencies</li> <li>Take a holistic approach</li> <li>Measure the right attributes, and choose the right standards</li> <li>Make data transparent</li> </ol> <p>One example of Cultivo’s Action Plan at work can be seen in Northern Mexico, where they are working with landowners to restore degraded land using Sustainable Grasslands Management.</p> <p>The project will reintroduce bison to the area, which is a step towards restoring the region to pre-human levels of biodiversity.</p> <p>The region acts as an international biodiversity corridor that serves as a habitat to species, such as an endemic subspecies of black bears, puma, wildcat, coyote, etc.</p> <p>Of the animals, 63 of these species are under some risk category, out of which 8 are endangered species.</p> <p>The restoration of grasslands will also generate certified carbon credits and means the project aligns to SDG goals related to Life on Land and Climate Action.</p> <p>Dr Piñuela and his team work passionately to prove that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns for investors, nature and society.</p> <p>They use proprietary algorithms and technologies to find high-quality nature-based projects and then packages them into investment products targeted at financial institutions.</p> <p>Offsets generated by these projects are then sold, providing returns to investors and a long-term reliable income to landowners and local communities.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/tGTVxeOr_Rs" target="_blank">niko photos on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field 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October</div> Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:01:33 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 206 at https://business-spirit.news 4 ways to fund your green business idea https://business-spirit.news/news/4-ways-to-fund-your-green-business-idea <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>4 ways to fund your green business idea</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/4-ways-to-fund-your-green-business-idea" data-a2a-title="4 ways to fund your green business idea"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="4 ways to fund your green business idea" title="4 ways to fund your green business idea" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/861.jpg?itok=EZgb2E8a" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">How to unlock funding opportunties to turn a green business idea into a reality?</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2713 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2714 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An increasing number of entrepreneurs feel more empowered to launch their green businesses.</p> <p>In essence, a “green” company strives to positively impact the environment and community besides generating profit.</p> <p>The strategies and practices developed by green businesses are committed to lowering their overall environmental impact and building a more sustainable future.</p> <p>Aside from putting forward their sustainable beliefs and advocacies, green business owners are also tapping into a rapidly growing market.</p> <p>In fact, <a href="https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/environmental-technology-market-109682606.html" target="_blank">Markets and Markets</a> note that the environmental technology market is expected to reach £502.94 billion by 2029, thanks to a compound annual growth rate of 4.6%.</p> <p>Besides, the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/news/fixing-nature-could-be-the-best-strategy-for-business" target="_blank">Convention on Biological Diversity’s Global Biodiversity Outlook 5</a> notes that businesses that recognise the importance of nature and protect it tend to perform better on the market.</p> <p>If green businesses are indeed the future and you have an idea that fits here, you would still need to know how to find funding for it. Here, we list four ways you can raise capital for your green business.</p> <p class="font-subtitle">Take out a small business loan ⁠</p> <p>The first option that most startups or early-stage businesses go for is to take out a small business loan.</p> <p>For one, small business loans have lower interest rates and more flexible terms than credit cards and other loans.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2717 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2715 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>What’s more, you can take out a small business loan from a variety of financial institutions ⁠— from respected national banks to friendly credit unions.</p> <p>And many of these institutions offer loans to encourage small businesses.</p> <p>For example, <a href="https://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/hsbc-launches-green-loans-aimed-at-small-businesses-2556652/" target="_blank">HSBC launched a green loan</a> in excess of £300,000 for companies that put sustainability first. To be eligible, they need to provide green credentials.</p> <p>Small business loans are probably the easiest and fastest way you can access funding.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2716 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/862.jpg" width="4990" height="3327" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Small business loans could help green businesses. Image: Unsplash</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2718 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Look for investors</p> <p>If you’re confident with your green business idea and it has the potential to scale, you should look for investors who can provide you with the necessary capital.</p> <blockquote> <p>The great thing about being funded by investors is that there are many ways people can support your business idea.</p> </blockquote> <p>For one, you can start a crowdfunding campaign where you bring awareness to your business idea and potentially gain numerous investors to pitch for your capital.</p> <p>You can also look for angel investors to fund your business idea as these individuals have a strong interest in innovative and transformative businesses.</p> <p>With a great pitch and robust business model, you will have a great chance of attracting suitable investors.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2719 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Bootstrapping through investment opportunities</p> <p>If you don't have a good credit history, it can be challenging to get loans from banks or funding from investors, especially if you are a new business.</p> <p>If a financial institution or investor has turned you down, you can choose to finance your green business by looking for investment opportunities with high returns.</p> <p>For one, you can earn business capital by doing forex.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2722 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2720 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/863.jpg" width="600" height="400" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Looking for investment opportunities with high returns is one option to kick-start a green business. Image: Unsplash</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2721 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://smallbizclub.com/startup/funding-a-startup/use-forex-trading-finance-startup/" target="_blank">Small Biz Club</a> highlights how forex trading can help you save a nest egg to fund your business, as long as you take the time to learn the ins and outs of this investment opportunity.</p> <p>Thankfully, getting started with forex is easy since reliable trading platforms are available that will ease you into investing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.fxcm.com/uk/platforms/metatrader-4/download/">FXCM’s MetaTrader 4</a> can be easily downloaded and allows users to use a demo account to gain confidence before making any actual money trades.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2723 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Forex is a good way to create passive income that you can funnel into your green business.</p> <p>Another investment opportunity that can provide quick and high returns are short-term corporate bonds.</p> <p>Simply put, these are bonds issued by major corporations and pay interest at regular intervals every year.</p> <p>In addition, corporate bonds are incredibly liquid.</p> <p>They can be sold at any point before their maturity date ⁠— making them the perfect high-return investments for those who want to bootstrap their business.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2724 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Open a high-yield savings account</p> <p>If you don’t want to go through impressing investors and are wary of taking out loans, you can save up your green business’s capital in a high-yield savings account.</p> <p>The interest you earn in a high yield savings account can be as much as 10 times the interest you earn with a traditional savings account.</p> <p>This makes high-yield savings account the perfect place to store your money when saving up for business capital.</p> <p>What’s more, the arrival of internet-only banks has raised the competition on savings rates, so you now have more choices when saving up capital for your green business.</p> <p>The only downside is that you will have to already have a large sum of initial funds for this to work.</p> <p> </p> <p>Looking into trends and markets, there is no doubt that green businesses will grow stronger and gain more ground.</p> <p>Finding the right funding is critical for entrepreneurs to start and scale their sustainable business ideas.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1520333789090-1afc82db536a">Unsplash</a></span></p> <hr /> <p> </p> <p><em><span style="font-size:11px">Collaborative Content - This content is part of a featured collaboration.</span></em></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. September</div> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:34:47 +0000 Collaborative Content Studio 192 at https://business-spirit.news Pioneering cosmetics brand becomes 5th highest scoring B Corp in the UK https://business-spirit.news/news/pioneering-cosmetics-brand-becomes-5th-highest-scoring-b-corp-in-the-uk <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Pioneering cosmetics brand becomes 5th highest scoring B Corp in the UK</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/pioneering-cosmetics-brand-becomes-5th-highest-scoring-b-corp-in-the-uk" data-a2a-title="Pioneering cosmetics brand becomes 5th highest scoring B Corp in the UK"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" 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loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Beauty Kitchen brand earns top B Corp rankings thanks to improved business sustainability initiatives</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2124 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2125 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>According to the recently published B Corp rankings, a sustainable cosmetics brand,<a href="https://beautykitchen.co.uk/" target="_blank"> Beauty Kitchen</a> scored highest in the UK’s beauty industry, becoming the 5th highest scoring B Corp overall in the UK.</p> <p>Certified B Corporations, also known as <a href="https://bcorporation.uk/" target="_blank">B Corps</a>, meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.</p> <p>Commenting on the ranking news, Co-Founder of Beauty Kitchen, Jo Chidley, said:</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2128 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2126 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“This is a big moment for us and the result of our team’s dedication to purposeful and sustainable business throughout the past four years, particularly during 2020.</p> </blockquote> <p>The important thing is that we keep focusing on how we can improve and continue to grow a sustainable community.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2127 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/670.jpg" width="750" height="500" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Jo Chidley, Co-Founder of Beauty Kitchen </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2129 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Chidley started the business with her husband in 2014.</p> <p>She used her skills as a chemist, botanist and sustainability expert to grow the company from offering six products to produce over 120 products stocked in well-known high street stores.</p> <p>After becoming a B Corporation in 2017, Beauty Kitchen has constantly improved its business model to adopt sustainability initiatives, including gaining vegan, animal cruelty-free, and microplastic free certifications.</p> <p>Considering that 95% of beauty packaging is thrown away after one use, they introduced a groundbreaking sustainability program that promotes a ‘Return, Refill, Repeat’ approach to product use.</p> <p>This means that users are encouraged to send back empty bottles, tins, and the company manages to wash and reuse the packaging.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2132 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2130 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/671.png" width="1182" height="1182" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">A ‘Return, Refill, Repeat’ approach to product use introduced by Beauty Kitchen</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2131 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“Purpose, positive impact and sustainability leadership will always be our top focus.</p> <p>We are honoured to receive this recognition from B Corp, especially as they, like us, put people and planet before profit.</p> <p>The next step will be to make sure our #ReuseRevolution continues to grow and invite more brands to join our ‘Return, Refill, Repeat’ programme,” says Chidley about plans for the future.</p> <p>In particular, Beauty Kitchen has scored highly in the B Corp ranking thanks to a range of new initiatives and a sustainability-focused business model.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2133 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.</p> <p>By harnessing the power of business, they use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2134 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Photo by Karolina Grabowska from<a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/crop-woman-applying-cream-on-hands-4210660/" target="_blank"> Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. July</div> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:32:43 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 156 at https://business-spirit.news