Drones to aid conservation efforts in India

Friday, 26 September 2014 by Charukesi Ramadurai
Tags: Communications , Innovation

A successful project at the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh could see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed at a national level for wildlife protection.

New biochemical techniques could transform land usage

Monday, 18 August 2014 by Fiona Harvey
Tags: Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business, Value chains

So-called 'agricultural biologicals' could be used to dramatically improve resource efficiency, converting fibres that are currently wasted into liquid biofuels and increasing crop yields.

Why corporate stewardship makes good business sense

Friday, 15 August 2014 by Stuart Poore
Tags: Brands, Sustainable business models, Value chains, Waste

By acting as stewards of natural assets, businesses are protecting their own future as well as the planet’s, says Stuart Poore.

More species shift lifestyle and location in response to climate change

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 by Jeremy Lovell
Tags: Climate change, Diagnosis

The loss of natural habitats is pushing an increasing number of species closer to the poles and higher elevations.

On jellyfish and listening to the futures

Thursday, 03 July 2014 by John Sweeney
Tags: Climate change, Diagnosis, Innovation

John Sweeney calls for new approaches to policy in postnormal times.

Porritt: What if recycling isn’t the first step to environmental engagement?

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 by Jonathon Porritt
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Innovation, Sustainable business, Value chains, Waste

If we want to tackle waste, we have to “regulate the hell out of this whole under-performing mess” – says (a little bit of) Jonathon Porritt.

OpenIDEO community rises to CCE’s Recycling Challenge

Monday, 30 June 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Value chains, Waste

Duncan Jefferies reports on the final Challenge Workshop of CCE’s 11-week Recycling Challenge – and reveals the winning ideas.

M&S, Ecolab and General Mills adopt water stewardship standard

Friday, 30 May 2014 by Ken Whitehead
Tags: #theBIGshift, Consumption, Diagnosis, Food, Innovation, Sustainable business, Waste

A partnership of NGOs and businesses aims to address global water challenges through a new international standard.

Can we close the gap between recycling intentions and reality?

Monday, 19 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Value chains, Waste

There’s a ‘black hole’ between consumers’ good intentions to recycle, and what we actually recycle in our homes. But what has created this gap and just how do we close it, asks Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Soil is the bedrock of national security, says Porritt

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by Jonathon Porritt
Tags: #theBIGshift, Agriculture, Behaviour change, Communications , Value chains

Conversations about flood prevention need to move upstream, starting with soil, says Jonathon Porritt, Founder-Director of Forum for the Future.


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A fascinating read and raises, for me, far more issues of interest than I could have imagined.

Ian Eldridge, Chief Executive, Pizza Express