The next Green Monday event focuses on disruptive consumer-facing business models and calls upon the business community to develop a new way of doing things. But much like when we talk about sustainability, we’re not always clear on what we mean when we talk about disruption. What are we disrupting and for what purpose? That, to […]Read more "“Understanding disruption is hard, disrupting is even harder”"
Last Friday, I spent the day at Google offices for the final of the Virgin Money & Start UK #BeTheStart sustainable business competition. Misfits, the ugly fruit snack business I’m starting with my friend Mike, was shortlisted along with four organisations out of over eighty entries. The competition sought to find “the best, brightest and […]Read more "Lessons from the Virgin Money Dragons’ Den"
EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE It is a period of unprecedented waste wars. Rebel individuals, striking from various bases, are winning victories against the immense amounts of food that would otherwise been thrown away. During the latest battle, the People Empire’s ultimate weapon is leading the fight. With enough power to feed dozens of […]Read more "A (not so) long time ago, in a neighbourhood not far away…"
Today is World Environment Day (WED). It happens every year on June 5. I can’t say I’ve ever been particularly engrossed by global days that celebrate a particular thing but today’s WED theme caught my eye… Think. Eat. Save. In essence, this year’s WED wants to encourage people to think before they eat to help […]Read more "Food Fighters Unite!"
Net+ is a relatively simple concept: it’s the idea of achieving positive impact, rather than decreasing negative ones. So for example, in Kingfisher’s case, it means actively pursuing net reforestation rather than just trying to prevent deforestation. It’s been described as the next logical step in sustainability (read more in this Forum for the Future […]Read more "Net Positive is here! Use with caution"
Last week, I attended my first Green Monday. GMs “pour les intimes” (as we say in French) is a monthly event where sustainability folk from big corporations come together to discuss business & sustainability related topics. This month’s session focused on The Age of Trust – a particularly poignant theme which seems to come up […]Read more "Generation Y to the rescue?"
Attention – there is a disease spreading throughout society. It is highly contagious and potentially virulent. Initial symptoms resemble Tourette’s, except the outbursts are manifested in indiscriminate and uncontrolled use of phrases such as “public trust is at an all time low”, “rebuilding public trust” and “public trust has been broken”. Lazy journalists, opportunistic politicians […]Read more "HEALTH WARNING – EPIDEMIC ALERT!"