A New Climate for Sustainable Investment

New writing… My latest piece for Real Views is now live, looking at how attitudes towards sustainability metrics have changed amongst the global investment community.

Clean and green energy is clearly becoming increasingly attractive to investors and fund managers as they decarbonise and derisk their portfolios, from stocks and shares, to assets and acquisitions. As a result, new resilience and responsibility metrics can now be seen influencing corporate clients, as well as real estate deals and development.

This brief ‘listicle’ identifies 5 key drivers behind these recent and ongoing shifts in perception, principle and practice that are impacting markets worldwide and together helping create ‘A new climate for sustainable investment’.

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The Power of Industrial Heritage


New writing My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at some of the structures and buildings previously associated with energy generation that have latterly become iconic images of a generation past. From Battersea to Seattle and with reuse and redevelopment possibilities ranging from art museums to the new Apple HQ, I explore the ‘The Power of Industrial Heritage’.

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‘Public Sector Technology’ in The Times

pstNew writing… Pleased to say I have had another piece published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special report on Public Sector Technology by Raconteur. It looks at the emergence of Bristol as a leading advocate and achiever in smart city thinking and doing, tacking challenges and pioneering solutions:

‘Why Bristol’s a city of the future’.

There is also a short footnote box-out (please scroll down) on smart traffic management in the city where cycles outnumber cars – ‘Copenhagen’s Intelligent Infrastucture’.

The full 16-page Public Sector Technology report is available to view/download here.

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‘Future of Water’ in The Times

water-smallNew writing… Pleased to say I have had a couple of pieces – the opening Overview and centrespread article – published in The Times newspaper by Raconteur, exploring water issues and innovation worldwide, from scarcity, security and stress, through to resilience and sustainability:

 ‘Why water politics matters’;

‘Worldwide water crisis is looming’.

The full 16-page Future of Water report is available to view/download here.

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Living Architecture: Smart Bricks and Bioreactors


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New writing My latest piece for Eniday is now live, exploring a radical, innovative collaboration between industry and academia to create ‘smart’ bricks, which can recycle wastewater and generate electricity. As elements in ‘bioreactor walls’, each brick will contain a microbial fuel cell, filled with programmable synthetic microorganisms, putting good bugs to work in buildings. This reinvention of the humble construction component promises to unlock the potential of ‘Smart Bricks and Bioreactors’.

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