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A green business strategy for 2023

Now more than ever, consumers want to shop with businesses that take their corporate social and environmental responsibilities seriously. A green business strategy can help the planet, and help you attract and retain customers. Here’s how to make it work.

23 Jan 2023

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Updated Energy Bills Discount Scheme: what does it mean for UK businesses?

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is coming to an end on 31 March 2023. It is set to be replaced by the Energy Bills Discount Scheme, which was announced on Monday. Here’s how it works.

13 Jan 2023

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COP27: How do SMEs reach Net Zero?

With COP27 currently being held in Egypt, it's a reminder that net zero targets should still be front of mind despite the other challenges that many businesses face.

16 Nov 2022

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World Environment Day 2022

Sunday, June 5th, is 'World Environment Day'. It promises to be the most important international day dedicated to the environment. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will lead the celebration, having held events annually since 1974. Millions of people worldwide are set to engage in different ways to protect our planet. At Funding Options, we're joining thousands of other green companies to raise awareness about how businesses can reduce their carbon emissions. Here, we'll discuss how transitioning to green finance contributes to environmental action.

1 Jun 2022

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How is extreme weather impacting SMEs and what can they do to prepare?

In February, a polar vortex unleashed a trio of deadly storms — Dudley, Eunice and Franklin — on the UK and Western Europe, with heavy winds causing widespread damage across the region. According to the experts, we can expect more storms like these. So what can business owners do to prepare for the rise in extreme weather, and what steps can UK medium and small businesses take to reduce their carbon footprint, remain environmentally friendly and play their part in the global race to net-zero?

18 Mar 2022

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COP26 roundup: What can UK SMEs expect?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP26, took place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. The summit united parties with the ultimate aim of accelerating action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

12 Nov 2021

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Proposal for government-backed green loans scheme

Six million UK small businesses contribute just under half of the UK’s carbon emissions generated from business and industry. Prior to COP26 in November 2021, the UK government needs tangible new products to address the environmental impact of small businesses.

26 Oct 2021

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COP26: How we’re helping pave the way for a net zero economy

With COP26 around the corner, now’s the perfect time for businesses to reflect on their own green values and goals. Find out how Funding Options plans to minimise its carbon footprint, and how it’s playing a crucial role in enabling businesses to access green finance.

25 Oct 2021

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Our journey towards funding a net zero future

At Funding Options, we believe in the immediate need to mitigate climate change and achieve net zero by 2050. But we’re also aware that actions speak louder than words. Read on to find out about how we’re championing sustainability and how we’re helping UK businesses play their part too.

14 Sept 2021

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