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Targeted Innovation

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the organisation you work for and as a result, most corporate sustainability strategies are company-centric: focused on improving business practice rather than tackling global challenges. However, a new era is ahead where creative teams step outside their firm’s activities and focus on where they can contribute to fixing broken [...]

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Decarbonising Britain debate

On Tuesday this week we convened a panel of industry leaders to debate the economic case for a low carbon UK economy. The event, titled ‘Decarbonising Britain’, saw representatives from major businesses Kingfisher plc, Aviva and DONG Energy discussing the economic argument for a low carbon UK with speakers from the Manufacturers Organisation for UK [...]

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There is no business case for airport expansion

UK newspapers are full of speculation about what Sir Howard Davies and the Airports Commission are going to reveal as their short list for airport expansion, when they publish their interim report on 17 December. According to newspaper reports, Sir Howard is going to be recommending Heathrow as his favoured site for expansion. The debate [...]

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Inside the living planet centre

The Living Planet Centre – a benchmark in ecologically-sound construction.

“The idea of a planet where humanity flourishes, sustainably, alongside other species, underscores everything WWF does. And perhaps the most magical quality that great architecture bestows comes in its capacity to help us flourish.” I’ve lifted that quote out of Kevin McCloud’s celebration of WWF’s brand new Living Planet Centre in Woking, which had its [...]

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Our Money: Our Future

Is your pension destroying the planet and risking your long term savings? Investing in fossil fuels was considered a safe choice with minimal risk. But is this still the case? Climate change will affect the value of your pension. More floods, more severe weather, a warming world, and pressure on our food supply will affect [...]

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Rainforest and wetland © Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon

Towards ecological undershoot and business resilience

Our overuse of natural resources to clothe, house, feed, transport and entertain us is escalating. And global carbon emissions continue to exceed the planet’s carbon sequestration capacity. The day in the year by which we use up our annual ecological budget arrives ever earlier as the decades go by. ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ was estimated by [...]

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