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15 May 2021 Finding the ethical flower with ABC Radio

Our project co-lead Dr Jill Timms speaks to journalist Jonathan Green, on ABC’s lifestyle programme Blueprint – Australia’s national radio broadcaster.

Listen to the podcast here, as they discuss their love of flowers, the challenges of global flower supply chains and what consumers should be asking before buying.


4th February 2021
Adapting to climate change or being proactive in reducing its onset


Dr. David Bek discusses sustainability challenges in the horticultural sector in the latest issue of ‘Floraculture International’ magazine. He argues that the horticulture industry needs to cut emissions to reach the UN’s 1.5-degree pathway rather than work out how to live with it.

Read the full article (pdf) here ▸


28th January 2021
Covid-19: How Fairtrade and partners are helping flower workers flourish

Tomilola Ajay discusses how, with support from UK aid, the Fairtrade Foundation is working with partners to build hope in the flower sector and protect thousands of Kenyan flower workers and their families from the impacts of Covid-19.

Read the full article here ▸


Learn More About Our Project:

The Sustainable Cut-flowers Project is co-led by Dr David Bek and Dr Jill Timms at the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University. You can watch a brief video to learn more about our project here.


Learn more about our research and who we are ▸

Read about our annual workshops ▸

Access further resources, website links and videos ▸

Download cut-flower trade data guides, a free sustainability guide and free posters ▸

View a selection of our published outputs from the project ▸


Green Gown Awards 2019
In November 2019, our project was ‘highly commended‘ in the category ‘Research with Impact (Institution)’ at the Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland in Glasgow. Read more about the commendation in the brief press release.