Category Archives: Articles + Blogs (Misc)

Africa: The Leapfrog Generation

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday takes us to Africa, where fintech meets cleantech to bring the green power of mobile money to the unbanked and the  grid-unconnected, on a continent larger than the US, China, India and most of Europe … Continue reading

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India: The Power of Rain

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the relationship between drought and energy outages in India, as extreme weather events take their toll. Last year, no fewer than 18 thermal power plants experienced shutdown as a … Continue reading

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India’s Solar Revolution

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the reasons why solar is hot in India right now and exploring some of the more unusual areas and applications of innovation – from trains and farms, to juicy fruit. … Continue reading

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Packaging: 5-a-Day Rant

So… Despite the fact my grapefruit already comes in a biodegradable protective skin all of its own, the supermarket has individually wrapped it in straight-to-landfill plastic for home delivery, complete with unwelcome news that the food has been treated with … Continue reading

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England’s Litter Problem – Could Business Do More?

New writing… Another of my recent pieces for Guardian Sustainable Business is now live, running in their paid-content section in the Circular Economy Zone, sponsored by SUEZ. The article explores England’s litter blight – from cigarette packets in the gutter, to pop bottles in … Continue reading

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Climate Action: Fly the Flag!

In case you hadn’t noticed, I am not American, I am English. However, that is all the more reason for me to fly the Ecology Flag, which draws design inspiration from the iconic US Stars and Stripes. Withdrawal of the … Continue reading

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From Re-use and Repair, to Sensors and Smart Tech

New writing… Two more of my recent pieces for Guardian Sustainable Business are now live. Running in their paid-content section on Sustainable Electricals, sponsored by WRAP, the articles explore the business case for adoption and promotion of circular economy models in the sector, … Continue reading

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Breaking: Reaction to US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute: “This decision shows a stunning disregard for the well-being of people and the planet. President Trump will now have to answer for walking away from one of the most hard-fought and popular … Continue reading

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What Green Finance Could (and Should) Look Like

New writing… My recent piece for Guardian Sustainable Business is now live. Running in their paid-content section on Rethinking business, sponsored by ING, the article explores how sustainable investment is moving mainstream and an ESG-based collaborative ethos now underscores a new breed of … Continue reading

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PropTech: Why the Future Is Digital and Personal

New writing… My latest for Real Views looks at the emergence of the PropTech phenomenon in the built environment. Property technology, ‘PropTech’ for short, is a catch-all term for a disruptive new breed of data-based startups and intelligence innovators now … Continue reading

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