Sustainability in Business

Why Leasing Could Help Make You More Environmentally Responsible There are many issues to consider when running an enterprise, and one at the forefront of many minds is that of sustainability. What is sustainability? The Brundtland Report defines sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs.” – a clear understanding that is important for all business to adhere [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, Sustainability|

5 Ways Investing in Green Energy Could Help Your Business

5 Ways Investing in Green Energy Could Help Your Business Go Green and Grow Your Business We hear a lot these days about going green, investing in green energy, green this and green that– but what does it all really mean for businesses and how can you use it to your advantage? It’s true that you probably can’t get your business energy completely from renewable sources at the moment, unless you have some method [...]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance, Sustainability|

Turn the lights back on with tax reliefs

Turn the lights back on with tax reliefs It's not surprising that amid all the fears of energy inflation, driven in part by the government's introduction of the carbon price floor last April, 60% of UK businesses are looking hard at ways to improve their energy efficiency this year. And 88% say they are worried about the security of their energy supply. These statistics appear in a recent report from the Major Energy [...]

May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Asset Finance, Sustainability|

How a salary sacrifice scheme can make your grey fleet leaner and greener

Grey fleet concerns? The company car has been an integral business component for decades, but these days businesses are facing a number of issues have raised questions over its traditional role. To start with, many organisations are realising that in the age of the information superhighway, there is a reduced the need to travel up and down the UK’s highways and byways. Furthermore the cost of administering company cars has made many companies less [...]

Could going green save your fleet?

Green fleet management In a recent survey of 600 fleet managers, nearly half attached more importance to cost than sustainability issues when making decisions about their business vehicles. It’s not surprising that budgets are paid more mind; fuel prices are peaking at record highs (the UK is the tenth most expensive place in Europe to buy petrol and the third most expensive place to fill up with diesel). The RAC estimates the cost of [...]

August 3rd, 2013|Categories: Asset Finance, Cars, Sustainability|

The costs of renewables

The costs of renewables While it is all very well to profess that your love of the environment is your reason for moving to renewable forms of energy, the actual cost-effectiveness of such a move is of utmost importance to any business. While it may improve your image, that is little compensation if it doesn't also improve your profit margin. Thankfully, when it comes to renewable energy, the benefits extend far beyond the improvement [...]

May 30th, 2013|Categories: Asset Finance, Sustainability|

Green issues electrifying contract hire and leasing market

Green issues electrifying contract hire and leasing market The lingering shadow of recession may have led to cuts in jobs, budgets and spending but it has done little to slow down the march of corporate social responsibility (CSR). According to research by analysts PricewaterhouseCoopers, a massive 81% of European companies now produce CSR reports, up 15% since 2009. With green issues high on the agenda across the board, eco-consciousness is also electrifying the contract [...]

May 14th, 2013|Categories: Cars, Contract hire, Sustainability|

Green Investment Bank

Financing environmentally sustainable projects 2012 was the second most successful year in history when it came to worldwide green investment projects and the policies of UK governments and those worldwide are likely to see future years improving at a similar rate. According to figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a total of $268bn was invested during the year on projects ranging from off-shore wind turbines to biofuels and anaerobic digesters. Getting in on this [...]

April 9th, 2013|Categories: Sustainability|