Nitrates, slurry and the quest for renewable energy
Farmers and politicians are flocking to this week’s Ploughing in an atmosphere of distrust after the nitrates derogation was repealed. The missed opportunity to turn excess farm waste into biogas illustrates poor joined-up thinking in national policy.
Sustainability leadership or the art of bringing people with you
Transforming organisations to be sustainable is an exercise in human leadership, but humans are not mobilised by strategies and reports. Here is how to create communities that will achieve ESG goals – and the role different people in your business can play in the process.
Tara Shine deciphers the Climate Action Plan for business
The latest edition of the Government’s climate plan marks a step change towards the decarbonisation of Ireland’s economy, but still lacks a clear narrative on expectations from business. Yet we can start to pull it together from threads in the hefty document’s various chapters.
Embracing ‘business unusual’: No time like an immediate crisis to plan a sustainability shift
While energy supply and interest rates fuel short-term uncertainty, what is certain is that damage to the ecosystem will destroy business in the long term. In her first column for The Currency, climate scientist Dr Tara Shine argues that the best response to current turmoil is to plan now for a more resilient future.