Modern Slavery : There can be no sustainability in an unequal world

As emphasised in FutuREstorative, sustainability is only possible within an equitable and socially just sector. Whilst we continue to have instances of unjust practices, of Modern Slavery, within our projects, supply chains and organisations, we simply cannot call ourselves sustainable, or worst, label our projects Excellent, Platinum or Outstanding. FutuREstorative highlighted many innovations, inspirations and […]

How significant was the first Buildings Day at COP21?

In coming years, hopefully very significant. This was the first time that the built environment has been recognised as important in any global, United Nation climate change summit. We now have the recognition that buildings and construction have a major impact and influence on climate changes, being part of the problem but also key to climate […]

Greening the Building Supply Chain

UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) has, together with Skanska and other partners, assessed ways and means for ‘Greening the Building Supply Chain’, which constitutes the purpose of this new report. While there is increasing awareness and efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, the work to realise reduced material use, […]

Entering the The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards could be good for you

Business is evolving, organisations big and small are taking new approaches to embedding sustainability and seeing results. The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards celebrates innovation and impact in corporate sustainability and the people who are making business better. Categories include the Built Environment but also the current themes important to innovation and impact of the built […]

Construction CSR Makeover: can construction learn from Patagonia?

CSR and Transparency seem to be linked buzz words in the world of sustainability at the moment. Fuelled perhaps by an increase in CSR generally, a growing awareness of social media ‘whistleblowing’, the potential of the Social Value Act and a desire to improve or differentiate sustainability offering in bids and delivery on contracts. Our Green […]

sustainable connectivity

A new look for isite with a new image on the top banner(*). I like this design as it includes a RSS button – to get isite delivered to your desktop, and a search facility to search back through isite items. But a little more too. After reflection on this blogs contents and direction, I […]