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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:43:07 GMTAs edie's megatrends series turns the spotlight to urbanisation and smart city development, it is important to consider exactly how the world's megacities can make the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient hubs that can facilitate sustainable business growth.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:05:47 GMTThere is obviously a lot of confusion around the materials plastic shopping bags are made from and the compostability, biodegradability and recyclability of them.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:36:23 GMTI've headed up sustainability at AkzoNobel for 14 years now. During that time, I have often been utterly amazed - and disappointed - about how some segments of the corporate world (even in our own industry sector) have gone about adopting and incorporating sustainable business practices.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:44:46 GMTThe claims and reality about plastic bags..... the reality is more positive than you might think, BUT as companies fight it out over their green credentials, we (consumers trying to do the best thing) and the environment suffer.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:24:10 GMTOn the 22nd of March, the world celebrated World Water Day. This year's theme was wastewater and to mark the day, UNESCO and UN-Water (the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related issues, including sanitation) released their annual World Water Development Report. A report entirely dedicated to wastewater; a neglected resource that has huge potential to reduce water scarcity.
Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:30:05 GMTIt has been a discussion for decades, but the world is only now waking up to the importance of tackling waste. A growing population creates growing demand and with it, waste. One of our challenges is how to limit that impact in an efficient and effective way.
Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:16:44 GMTReading the popular media or governmental press releases alone might lead us to despair at the prospects for renewables - something that's flavour of the month today can be an environmental pariah the next. So, what is really happening? Should we be battening down the hatches or making hay?
Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:50:12 GMTPretty much every organisation in the world is, right now, feeling the sharp wind of change. That change may be political, economic, technological, generational or structural - indeed many organisations I talk to are experiencing an intermingled brew of all of these at once.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:17:31 GMTWith Donald Trump in the White House, and the UK's long-awaited triggering of Article 50, the established lore of 'a sustainable business is a responsible business' is once more open to question.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:34:43 GMTOn 31 March 2017, the reporting requirements for companies that fall within the threshold of the Modern Slavery Act will have been in place for a year.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:21:09 GMTMy team and I were proud and honoured to win the SME Consultancy of the Year Award at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017. But both prior to and post our edie Award success, people have asked me: "What is your take on sustainability now and in the future?"