Author Archives: iain-patton

“Companies Vs Climate Change Announces 2017 event: October in Brussels.”

Save the Date: Companies Vs Climate Change conference, 4-6 October 2017 in Brussels         The Dates have been set, so mark your calendars!  Following a very well received Florida event in November 2016, Companies Vs Climate Change (CvCC) will be held on 4-6 October 2017 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels  www.solveclimatechange.com This … Read more…

New Economy Business – Business as a force for good is a trillion-dollar business case

Crowdsourced ‘Management Book of the Year’ with no copyright. Sustainable business opportunities are worth trillions of dollars. More jobs and more prosperity will be generated by the new economy than ever before. But what is the new economy actually? And what are these opportunities and how can businesses capitalize on them?  These are some of … Read more…

Environmental Protection is a Human Rights Issue – the Legal Case to Act Now.

    I’d be surprised if the publicity and coverage surrounding the Magna Carta hasn’t touched everyone at some point during the last few months as the 800th anniversary was marked by an array of exciting celebrations, stories and comment. Its significance is truly timely, and feels remarkably like some kind of synchronicity has taken place. This … Read more…

Mobilising the masses around climate change in 2015

    How can we mobilise the masses around climate change? The case to act is now urgent. As you probably know, 2014 was the hottest year in 130 years of systematic record keeping. Nine of the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000. If this wasn’t compelling enough, the symbolic Doomsday Clock … Read more…

Global Catholic Climate Movement launches April campaign- “Care4Creation” Month

In support of Pope Francis’s unique prayer intention during  April for environmental protection—“That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God”— the Global Catholic Climate Movement launches a groundbreaking new initiative called  “Care4Creation Month”. The campaign is the first of its kind to engage Catholics globally around climate change … Read more…

Ethical Team – Inspiring Sustainable Business

Sustainability Communications Consultant  Iain Patton launched Ethical Team to “Inspire Sustainable Business”. A consultancy to leverage the most influential global sustainability experts to deliver 21st century business solutions by helping companies and organisations incorporate ethics into their organisational DNA, become compliant, adopt sustainability values and navigate the increasingly complex ethical landscape. We’re living in a … Read more…

Global Climate Resilience: Highlight Your Corporate Excellence

    As corporations continue to leverage the important nexus between their humanitarian and environmental work through climate resilience projects in emerging economies, all should take note of the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize. Past winners of the prize include PepsiCo, Ushahidi, Monsanto and Engineers Without Borders.   This year’s winners  – both multinational and local corporations … Read more…

TAKING A BREAK

  International Green Awards is currently on a sabbatical   Dear all, Iain Patton here, CEO & Co-Founder of the International Green Awards! The International Green Awards is currently taking a well deserved sabbatical whilst we  restructure the programme it to be more relevant to the world we now find ourselves in.We’ll hopefully be back at … Read more…

Countdown to UNFCCC, COP20 Summit

  Countdown to UNFCCC, COP20 Climate Summit , Lima, Peru – Mapping the Blueprint of an uncertain future.     In the run up to the next UN Climate Summit at the end of the year with less than 6 months to go it’s worth reflecting on how much work still needs to be done … Read more…

The New Entrepreneur Path for Conscious Business

  The New Entrepreneur Path for Building a Profitable Conscious Business   We are experiencing a pivotal moment of awakening, a massive shift in consciousness that is occurring all over the globe. In the business sector, this is evidenced by the growing number of entrepreneurs, owners and executives who desire to combine making big profits … Read more…