Tag Archives: University of Oxford

Hats off to the Government

Easter bunnies, bitter blows and the thirst for more of the same. David Burrows reflects on the story of the sugar tax so far. In february all the talk was about the rabbit the prime minister might pull out of his negotiating hat in Brussels. That one never materialised (his new deal with the EU…
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New water benchmarking scheme should reduce water use by 30%

BRITAIN'S FIRST national water benchmarking scheme should help businesses reduce water use by 30% and recoup up to £500m in lost annual revenue.                     Free for UK commercial organisations, the AquaMark project is the largest of its kind, and hopes to put Britain at the forefront…
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Higher share performance for companies with sustainability policies

COMPANIES that focus on environmental and sustainability polices are more likely to receive a higher share price performance, according to a new study released by The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and Arabesque Asset Management.                           The report…
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Organic farms support biodiversity, say Oxford University researchers

A NEW study by researchers at the University of Oxford has shown that organic farms support up to 34% more plants and animal species than conventional farms.   Researchers looked at 184 farming sites across the UK for the past 30 years and found that biodiversity on organic farms had remained at a steady level…
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Farms of the future

FIFTY YEARS ago this month the book ‘Silent Spring’ kick-started the environmental movement and changed the way we grow our food. As climate change and population growth exert growing pressure, what will the next generation of farms look like?    This month marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. Al Gore credits the…
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