Many people and companies fear and resist change due to uncertainty and perceived higher risks. But the risk of not adapting can be higher - what biases are involved and how do we move forward?
Provocations, Thoughts and Big Ideas
How the world might be a more sustainable and equitable home for us all.
There are several types of relationships between species, bu tit's clear that the human relationships with the biosphere are closer to parasitic than any others. Isn't it time to pursue more positive outcomes - if only for self-interest?
Small particle air pollution – when will we clear it? PM2.5 (small particle) air pollution is one of the most harmful types for human health, exposure has been linked to heart and lung disease, mental health and many other conditions including stroke, cancer and mental health. Air pollution also disproportionally affects children. A global study …
Intent in sustainability can be the difference between differentiating a strong (if nascent) approach from a shallow one.
But intent can be difficult to demonstrate to a cynical world.
To-date, claiming environmental credentials has been somewhat of a niche activity. But now that consumers, governments and even a few companies are waking up to the power of blah blah blah - greenwashing really has gone mainstream.
There’s so much activity it can be difficult to keep up and not be overwhelmed with who’s claiming what and on what basis – or perhaps more importantly - what lack of basis.
It’s time to get professional. So, we’re pleased to announce the new Real Greenwash KitemarkTM.
Overall Glasgow’s COP26 made good progress in some areas but failed to move others forward - what was really achieved? The world is still way off track for the Paris 1.5 degrees C – the widely accepted target that only really represents ‘hopefully not too dangerous’.
While we've been concerned with action on climate and tied up with Covid19, a larger, related crisis is brewing. Businesses are waking up to the need for action on biodiversity.
Biodiversity is one of many issues organisations should consider when developing (or reviewing) sustainable business strategy. Many organisations have biodiversity-related dependencies and impacts stemming from their location, supply chains, products and services.
An IMF report this week (6th October 2021) suggests the fossil fuel industry receives subsidies of $5.9tn per year – or a more understandable $11m per minute. The climate crisis is already big enough – why are we stoking the fire?
The need for meaningful change in business practice to deliver sustainability and equity is perhaps more pressing than ever. But persistent greenwashing undermines the wider understanding of sustainability, erodes trust, adds confusion and fuels cynicism.
How do you know if a product or service is sustainable?
What is a sustainable product?
How do you go about defining, designing and developing them?