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Greater Manchester Low Carbon Investment Pipeline

In order to deliver better Low Carbon investments in Manchester, a pipeline fund was created, allowing the City to channel investment towards projects with high potential and strategic value. The City gained technical expertise and guidance by establishing a partnership with the UK Green Investment Bank. Together they were able to optimise the use of resources, ensure financing for small projects and avoid duplication of effort in the region. 

Authoritative information about health, environmental and social performance of products and companies

GoodGuide focuses on rating everyday household products that consumers buy from offline or online retail outlets such as supermarkets or e-commerce sites. Core product categories include personal care products and household chemical and food products. GoodGuide has developed a simple 10 points rating system and a bar-code scanning iPhone app which enable consumers to receive simplified and easily accessible information on the products they are purchasing in terms of their environmental and social impacts.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool EPEAT® –supporting informed consumer decisions on green electronics

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) is a rating system in the USA allowing consumers, purchasers, manufacturers and resellers to identify environmentally preferable electronic goods. The registry is based on a set of environmental performance criteria that cover the full product lifecycle – including eco-design, production, energy use and recycling. It ranks products as EPEAT® Gold, Silver or Bronze. 

A sustainability traffic light system for products and companies

The WeGreen® Sustainability Traffic Light is a ranking system that rates the quality of environmental and social performance of a product or company and the amount of relevant information available. The system allows for clearer sustainable consumption choices.