In recent days some truly amazing data has been published, showing the inexorable rise of the Chinese middle class. According to the study, their upper middle class, the group with greater access to disposable wealth, will make up over 54% of all the urban households in …Continue
Added by Maurizio Fantato on June 15, 2013 at 14:52 — No Comments
I am delighted to share some insights from our latest in-depth case study on our Global Research Project 'In Search of Sustainable Business'...
Triodos Bank: More Green, Less Greed.
Triodos Bank is one of the world’s leading sustainable banks. Although not as large as some of the mainstream banks yet, Triodos now has a balance sheet…Continue
In the second of a five-part series ‘As If People Matter’, I explain how engaging people is vital in making a successful and lasting transition towards sustainable business and in delivering tangible business benefits.
“The biggest challenge in sustainability is engaging people and delivering the necessary behavioural change. This is all about how to turn a moment into a movement.”…Continue
“If you have too many useful machines, you get too many useless people.”
In this, the first of a five-part series, ‘As If People Matter’, covering all perspectives of a people-centred approach to sustainability in business, Michael Townsend explains how the strategy links to superior business – and economic – performance.
The bottom line for sustainability is all about people; why else are we doing all this…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on December 29, 2011 at 10:25 — No Comments
We’re near the end of 2011, over three years since the onset of the global financial crisis. On a bad day the stock markets are in complete turmoil. On a good day, they are simply volatile. Investor confidence is low, unsurprisingly. This is not the best environment within which capitalism, business, or the transition to a green economy can easily flourish. Just look at the spate of solar companies going to the wall in the US in recent months.
There are fundamental shifts…Continue
There is much talk of business needing to become more sustainable, in the face of an increasing number of challenges, including climate change, peak oil, new legislation, reputational risk, and increasing costs. That companies need to change is no longer the debate, but there is a need to understand (in easy terms) what businesses could be doing and how this action will deliver sustainable business success, as well as helping to save the planet.
The Global Research…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on December 9, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
Bags packed - emissions analysis equipment, compact briquette press, multi-tools, laptop...all the usual travel gear. ;)
Flying out to Nairobi tomorrow.
To Kenyatta University, to work with Dr. Thomas Thoruwa and the Energy Department first. We'll be installing the new Graphics Workstations and Solidworks 3D CAD software, purchased from the British Council EPA grant and introducing the staff and students to 3D CAD - parts, assemblies, drawing - to help the…Continue
Added by Wyn Griffiths on May 22, 2011 at 19:57 — No Comments
I would like to thank Jonathon Porritt for another of his insightful and passionate blogs (Red Tape - Green Future?), although the subject is rather depressing. Jonathon deals with the very real frutrations about the UK Government's lack of progress with all things sustainability. At the heart of this issue, I feel, is the ideological view of how wealth is created. Clearly green is…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on May 10, 2011 at 19:43 — No Comments
Along with fellow Fellow, Dr. Andy Bardill of http://www.redloopdesign.com, I'll be heading out to Nairobi to help run and facilitate the creative conversations at the 'Fuel from Waste' unConference in late May.
Any Fellows who might be interested in…Continue
Added by Wyn Griffiths on April 12, 2011 at 15:23 — No Comments