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 the woods – and asks whether companies and brands can pick up the slack where government has fallen short: England’s […]

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Regeneration, Plastic and Fish in The Sunday Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had a further trio of pieces published in The Sunday Times newspaper this week, as part of a special Raconteur report on Project Management. The first is a story of simple truths applied at scale and looks at how collaboration  is critical to the success of a multi-stakeholder regeneration scheme such as Nine Elms. […]

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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 Trump administration from the Paris Agreement means America is one of only three nations (along with Nicaragua and Syria) and […]

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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, with particular reference to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): How and why businesses are persuading consumers to covet pre-loved […]

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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 global achievements in recent memory. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will leave the U.S. diplomatically adrift, at odds with nearly […]

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Intangibles and an ‘Internet of Assets’

New writing… Pleased to say I had another piece published in The Times newspaper this month, as part of a special report on Asset Management, by Raconteur. It looks at how the rise of non-physical assets in the form of  intangibles, plus ongoing digital transformation leading to emergence of an ‘internet of assets’ can both help an embattled asset manager get their voice […]

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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 applying their skills with analytics and algorithms to real estate. It might be early days for the marriage of property […]

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We are outlaws again… !

Just when you thought environmental sustainability had become so mainstream as to be safe and tame, maybe even have sold out its rebel roots a little in the race for acceptance… Politics in the US and UK lurch to the right – suddenly, the fight is back on. With eco more warrior than worrier, once more, we are outlaws again!

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Are Tech Giants Going Green?

New writing… My recent piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the trend amongst tech companies for investment in clean and green energy. Of course, it is partly about energy saving and security in their data centres, but there is more it than that. Their willingness, even eagerness, to broadcast their achievements in renewable energy is tantamount to advocacy and tells its own […]

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