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Green your business for growth

Green growth - delivering sustainable business value. Grow your business by improving its environmental credentials with our guide to succeeding in the green economy.  

Green growth for business

Publication date: 30/03/2011

Green growth for business

The Carbon Trust has been helping leading organisations achieve sustainable business value since 2001. We have worked in every major sector, so wherever you are in your journey and whatever your strategy, we are best placed to help.

By 2015 the global market for green goods and services is set to grow to over $5 trillion. It's an opportunity that cannot be ignored so let us help you maximise your share.

Key green growth facts

  • The green economy is valued as being worth at least £112 billion in the UK - 5-10% of GDP and £3.2 trillion worldwide.
  • The Government estimates that the green economy currently accounts for over 900,000 jobs in the UK - around 3% of all jobs
  • It also currently accounts for £10.8 billion of exports - c. 5% of all exports

The Carbon Trust analysed the views of over 700 senior business decision makers about the impact of green growth on their business and the economy. 

Key findings were:

  • 92% of UK business leaders think that green growth presents an opportunity for their own business
  • a third of businesses are already investing in the research and development of green products and services
  • 34% believe that of all the nations, Germany is best prepared to benefit from green growth, whereas the UK is lagging far behind - with only one in eight citing the UK as the most prepared nation
  • only 9% of business leaders think it is unlikely that their companies will seek to benefit from green growth

Our guide to green growth for business illustrates how adopting a green growth strategy can give your organisation a competitive edge, and how through  implementing new, greener practices in your business you can reduce costs and improve your financial performance.

Download the guide: (Please view in Adobe Reader in order to view the attachments within the document)

Green your business for growth (CTG039)


Green growth - the big opportunity

Watch our 'Green growth - the big opportunity' video below to learn more about how your business can benefit.

Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation benefit from green growth opportunities.

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