From the IE archives: As established businesses get to grips with sustainability and social responsibility, attention is being refocused on the role that smaller, faster-moving businesses can make in reshaping our region. Words by Trevor Bates and portrait of Alex Marshal M.Ent by Tracey Gibbs.
From the archives: When the land is neglected, communities fragment and when our natural capital is plundered, regional partnerships stand ready to step in and help communities to helpthemselves, through environmental improvement. Originally published in Industrial Evolution in 2002.
From a coast synonymous with trade, to a dense and sometime factory-lined network of canals and rivers, the waterways of England's Northwest tell the story of a troubled, industrial past. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and they are rapidly becoming a central part of the social, environmental and economic renewal of the region.
From the archives: a piece from Industrial Evolution in 2002 on how theatre, art and entertainment for the masses are sweeping aside the derelict wastelands left by the Industrial Revolution in the twin cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
From the archives: Written to mark ten years since the first Earth Summit in Rio, this 2002 article from the magazine Industrial Evolution looks at the inspiration the Rochdale Pioneers gave to modern-day advocates of sustainability.
From the archives: In 1999 Sustainability Northwest launched its first full business environment programme with the help of the Northwest Business Leadership Team and the then Environment Secretary, Michael Meacher. This report offers a snapshot of what businesses in the Northwest of England were doing at the time to become more sustainable.