This section covers sustainable business practices suitable for practice within SMEs. Sustainability offers small businesses a number of benefits, such as: improving a company’s reputation, helping to attract and retain employees with ethical business practices, saving money by employing eco-friendly technologies and cutting down on energy waste, attracting attention from investors, customers and the press.


How your small business can go green

From recycling to ways of saving electricity, Hannah Pennell explores the measures you can take to make your business greener.

Business Ideas & Planning

More than just a buzzword: The business benefits of a sustainable company

Steven Macatonia reveals why sustainability is at the heart of his company and why you should consider a sustainable mindset when you set up yours.


SMEs could play ‘big role’ in fighting climate change

Small businesses have the potential to play a major role in the battle against climate change, according to a leading business advisor.


SMEs to receive climate help

The findings of a survey by the Carbon Trust have prompted the group to provide more help for SMEs hoping to manage their green responsibilities.


Smaller firms guilty of ‘greenwashing’

A number of SMEs have been claiming they are more environmentally friendly than they are, or 'greenwashing', it has been alleged.


Small recyclers to win awards

Small businesses that have made an extra effort to improve recycling rates and reduce waste are being invited to enter the National Recycling Awards 2006, widely recognised a stamp of 'green' excellence.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves