Building sustainability into product design

product design

Creating a sustainable product involves every part of the item’s design, material sourcing, manufacture, distribution, sale and end-of-life. The process requires materials and resources, transport, energy and heat that all have a major environmental impact – and it all costs money. Design is key to sustainability, regulatory compliance and cost savings. Up to four-fifths of […]

Why banks can’t cherry-pick sustainability credentials


The European Banking Authority has warned of widespread greenwashing in financial services with banks overstating sustainability efforts. As the race to net zero accelerates, the greenwashing in banks’ climate credentials is leading to calls for greater accountability for FS firms’ environmental policies. Steve Round, co-founder of SaaScada, argues that banks can no longer cherry-pick their sustainability […]

China developing a ‘charge while driving’ electric road network

electric road

Machinery manufacturer SANY is investing heavily in hydrogen production and is also developing a ‘charge while driving’ electric road network. China’s first electrified highway, co-constructed by SANY, CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute and Tsinghua University, was recently completed in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province. The milestone project opens up a new path for heavy-load highway freight. […]

Belfast University in top five global sustainability rankings


Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked in the top six per cent of institutions worldwide for sustainability. Queen’s University Belfast has been positioned 85 out of 1591 institutions worldwide for impact in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementations. Last year Queen’s also ranked as position 85, against only 1406 institutions compared to this year’s 1591, meaning […]