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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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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter [...]

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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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Temperatures in Greenland have risen by about 5C in the last 60 years due to human-induced climate change, causing melting at unprecedented rates. Greenland's ice alone contains enough water to raise global sea levels by nine metres. © Global Warming Images / WWF-Canon climate change

Climate change is real.

Scientists and world governments have spoken: climate change is unequivocal, its risks are real and our impact is clearer than ever. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report launched last Friday is quite simply the most authoritative and comprehensive review of climate science available. It’s been prepared by over 800 scientists, cites over [...]

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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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Net positive disruption

With 400 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere, there’s new pressure to build a more positive economy. At the same time, two trends – the combination of digital natives directing new models of consumption and the do-it-yourself revolution – offer the perfect opportunity to disrupt and repair broken systems. Let’s start [...]

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Green game-changers: Streetclub and the sharing economy

John Compton manages Streetclub by B&Q (Kingfisher), which is the first social network aimed at getting neighbours at street level to talk, share and save together to build a stronger sense of community spirit. B&Q is exploring models of collaborative consumption by creating social network sites such as Streetclub and is featured in WWF’s new [...]

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Eradicating the darkness – bringing power to rural India

Manik Jolly, director of rural solar solutions at solar energy firm SunEdison, launched Eradication of Darkness – an electrification programme in rural India. . . The programme is featured in WWF’s new report, Green Game-Changers: Insights for mainstreaming business innovation. “Can you imagine not having electricity? Or being reliant on a diesel generator that provides [...]

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