Insights: sustainability

Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy

Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British Energy Security Strategy. Why did it take so long to publish this landmark document? Sources say there have been fraught debates raging at the ministerial...

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In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides

When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the problem looms so large it can start to block out the view of the path ahead. The IEA estimates that global investment in clean energy...

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Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?

The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But reputationally speaking, the industry has a tricky past. In the court of public opinion, it has proven unpopular. Despite being stringently regulated, it is viewed...

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Reframing annual leave – a win for mental health, the environment and local businesses

Whether it’s our environmental conscience, Brexit-fuelled visa uncertainty or – yes, you guessed it – the pandemic, the way we are thinking about holidays has changed. Firstly, we’ve been forced to reconsider how we approach annual leave. In the...

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World Environment Day; a farce or a timely reminder?

World Environment Day took place this past Saturday, and in the run-up, many companies around the world plastered their social media accounts with posts about their drive towards net-zero or a reduction of single-use plastic. This is a small,...

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Can fashion change its ways?

Clothes are wrapped up in our identity. What we wear says something about us – whether we care about that or not. Over the centuries, clothes have symbolised status. Our outfit can affect our mood. We have special clothes...

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A tale of two crises

Introducing our new series, ‘Sustainnovation in a post-pandemic world’.   In his now famous speech to London’s insurance market in 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, described catastrophic climate change as the ‘tragedy of the horizon’....

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Why ‘sustainability’ is falling short

Before I get carried away, it’s pertinent to point out that this was first mooted nearly a decade ago. I am not saying anything new here. But like with any change, there are the early adopters, the pioneers, the...

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Is making the ‘right’ choice becoming unaffordable?

There is no shortage of evidence out there demonstrating that citizens are more likely...

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Going beyond B Corp

In the 18 months it has taken to achieve B Corporation status our thinking...

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Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy

Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British...

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Harnessing your superpower

I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle...

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Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight

We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a...

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It’s our time on earth, so what are we doing to it?

After this summer’s meltdown, the climate crisis is once again at the forefront of...

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World Environment Day; Are we as green as we think we are?

It was World Environment Day on Sunday and, as such, it’s important we continue...

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