Category Archives: Tools for change

Crowdsourcing supports innovation

Tweet Can crowdsourcing and collaboration offer new solutions where older, traditional ways of doing business have failed to deliver? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’. As digital technology has grown, so too has the number of tools that can be … Continue reading

An agreement was reached at the Paris Summit – but now we need the financial markets to help deliver it

Tweet Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The … Continue reading

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR UKRAINE?

Tweet Issues of energy efficiency and sustainable energy production may have featured less prominently in the recent unrest, but they may present the greatest long-term opportunity for Kiev to seize control of its own fortunes. European investment can also play … Continue reading

Prevent, recycle and reuse

Tweet As urban consumers our use of resources leaves a huge footprint on the planet. In Europe alone, 8 billion plastic bags find their way through to waste disposal systems, creating unnecessary environmental problems. The OECD expects that its member … Continue reading

Sweden may have moved first to break fossil fuel dependency, but it’s no thanks to the pension funds

Tweet The planet’s atmosphere is constantly being flooded with more greenhouse gases. The more that we unleash, the more we warm the planet. Put simply: now is the time to let our fossil fuel reserves rest in peace. If we … Continue reading

Irrational people, behaviors and decisions

Tweet I often find myself thinking about our ability to make decisions. Perhaps this is because the fundamental ethics that lie behind our choices can apply to both the large and small issues that we deal with each day – … Continue reading

Respect Climate: Looking for Smart Climate Solutions

Tweet We are a long way off solving the problem of climate change. One need only to think of the string of failed climate negotiations or the recent massive investments in tar sands and shale gas to appreciate this. It … Continue reading

Reducing water and chemicals – new opportunity for suppliers

Tweet It is no surprise that we see some Swedish Consumer Market giants acting more responsible in their markets. With a step by step approach, both IKEA and H&M, have positively moved their positions in the field of CSR. IKEA, … Continue reading

Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad: the next steps

Tweet The development of sustainable cities can be approached by many ways. As I discussed in my previous blog, the London Olympics showed how a metropolis can mobilise to promote sustainable practices. But we have a very different example here … Continue reading

How economy, energy efficiency and climate change work together

Tweet As I mentioned in earlier blogs – cities have a key role to play to reduce their carbon footprint. The Empire State Building is one of the new best practise of energy efficiency in US. The network of Mayors … Continue reading