BUSINESS BRIEFS: Big sale by realtor Nikki Carchedi; Berkshire Money Management new hires; BEAT debuts Berkshire Green Drinks; Strong Little Souls receives $50,000 donation; Great Barrington short-term rental registration

Realtor Nikki Carchedi. Image courtesy of  Stone House Properties. $8,000,000 property is most expensive property sold in the Berkshires MLS Alford— Nestled in the hills of Alford sits a fairy-tale house straight out of the Cotswolds or Tudor England. The magical handcrafted home was built in 2011 by the sellers,Continue Reading

UK pension funds are worth approximately £3tn with this huge wealth invested in assets all over the world. If you are eager to reduce your carbon footprint, making your pension “green” is 21 times more effective than giving up flying, becoming a vegetarian and changing an energy provider combined, accordingContinue Reading

Companies must put money where their mouths are to fight nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Companies are under increasing pressure from regulators to report on their biodiversity impacts The Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures recently produced draft guidance, ‘the closest we’ve got to agreed best practice’, according to CDP’s Thomas Maddox Efforts by governments, environmental groups and companies to address deforestation in landscapes, suchContinue Reading

Investment in Environmental Services Saves Money and Lives, Boosts Morale: An Example From Geneva

Environmental services teams (EVS) are crucial players in ensuring patient satisfaction and combating health care–associated infections, yet, too many EVS teams are invisible. They deserve recognition, and this article by environmental hygiene experts explains why and how to give appreciation effectively. Few jobs are as important and often as thanklessContinue Reading