Five UK manufacturers, and nine UK companies in total, feature in the Global 100, a list of the 100 global companies that score highest for ‘clean capitalism’.
Evance Wind Turbines, a UK designer and manufacturer of small wind turbines based in Leicestershire, tripled its sales in 2012 as companies and home owners sought to cut their energy bills.
French naval defence manufacturer DCNS is taking a majority stake in renewable energy company OpenHydro after predicting a surge in the tidal sector.
New research says that 70% of surveyed companies, including Walmart, EADS, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Nestle, believe that climate change is affecting their revenue but suppliers to these big firms are not setting emissions reductions targets.
The Government has said that the Energy Bill will offer relief to industry hit hard by rapidly increasing energy costs by making energy-intensive companies exempt from costs associated with the move to a low carbon economy.
Food and drink companies in the UK have adopted environmentally-friendly changes that have saved over 34 million wheelie bins' worth of supply chain food and packaging waste in the last five years.