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Experiential learning for staff engagement

January 14, 2013
Author: Hannah

Sue Hill, Learning Director on Eden Project’s business leadership programme, explains how creating experiential learning opportunities for staff is a vital part of employee engagement. Read her tips on how to make this happen where you work. What is experiential learning and why bother? At Eden we like to describe it as learning about how [...]

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How to create a business action plan for change

October 17, 2012
Author: Hannah

Eden’s business leadership team has been working with a whole host of companies to help them create change in their organisation – from Cornish hotels to multinational corporations such as Eli Lilly and EDF Energy. We tailor each of our Green Foundation programmes to suit a business’s special focus, whether it be an interest in [...]

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How to engage small businesses in sustainability

October 16, 2012
Author: Guest

Karen Cook works on the coalface of sustainability communications, getting small businesses to engage in the issue, as Lloyds TSB Commercial’s Head of Sustainability. She shares her top five tips on how best to motivate people to think green.   1. Meet people where they are We’ve found that businesses engage in sustainability from one [...]

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Eli Lilly business leadership programme at the Eden Project

July 13, 2012
Author: Hannah

Earlier this summer we welcomed Eli Lilly, the oldest global pharmaceutical company in the world, to Eden to take part in our Green Foundation business leadership programme. Directors from across Europe and Australia converged on the site for an immersive experience that would help them focus on leadership, purpose and embedding a strong sense of [...]

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Business leadership programme at the Eden Project

June 5, 2012
Author: Hannah

We’ve just released some new summer dates for places on our award winning Green Foundation business development programme at a special introductory rate. The two-day leadership programme enables participants to get underneath Eden as a business and focus on how to engage employees, gain traction in sustainable leadership and inspire innovation and change with tools [...]

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Five tips to kick-start change in your business

May 22, 2012
Author: Hannah

If your business is keen to get its head around the low-carbon agenda, and make the most of the opportunities it throws up, have a look at our five top business tips. They’ve been put together by Eden experts who’ve worked with over 300 businesses here on the Green Foundation programme, giving them the tools [...]

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How to manage and reduce your business waste

March 21, 2012
Author: Hannah

Here at Eden we welcome around a million visitors a year – all eating and drinking in our cafes, and buying products in our shop. As a business we’ve had to think quite carefully about which materials we buy, and how we can reduce and recycle waste. That means thinking about everything from how the [...]

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Last chance for Cornish businesses to take part in Green Foundation training

March 9, 2012
Author: Hannah

The Eden Project is offering 10 Cornish businesses the chance to take part in its acclaimed development programme Green Foundation in late March. Green Foundation is a programme to help businesses handle the changes coming as the world moves towards a low carbon economy. It is based on more than 10 years of real experience [...]

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Green business course wins top award

November 18, 2011
Author: Hannah

Our sustainability training programme for businesses has just won a top award. Green Foundation scooped the prize for Best Business Support Through Mentoring and Education at the Western Morning News Business Awards last night. Since it started in October 2010, the course has worked with 315 people from 273 businesses in the local area. Designed [...]

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What we learnt from Eden’s green business course

June 22, 2011
Author: Hannah

Over 100 employees from small Cornish businesses have been getting to grips with issues like energy efficiency, green IT, waste and social responsibility through Eden’s Green Foundation course. Watch this latest video to find out what they thought of the 10-day programme. The last few free places are available for employees within the county – register via [...]

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