Resource as a human right: ‘Future of Water’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Water. For many, water scarcity is a problem in the post. By 2025, one in every two people on the planet will live with water stress. For one in nine, the problem is already here. The World Health Organization estimates […]

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No Plan B: ‘Supply Chain Strategies’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Supply Chain Strategies. High street giant Marks & Spencer is leading the charge against abuses in the global supply chain with a long-term commitment to sustainability. With 35,000 different product lines and 32M customers, it is a big […]

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Amnesty in Action: ‘Enterprise Agility’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Enterprise Agility. The piece looks at how advocacy in the digital age calls for greater agility on the part of campaigning organisations such as Amnesty UK. It also explores how the way people consume news is changing in the 21st century […]

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Human Rights: ‘Responsible Business’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Responsible Business. The piece discusses how companies and their supply chains are becoming increasingly involved in safeguarding human rights, as they grapple with the complexities of business responsibilities in a broader context. The discussion includes insights from global names such […]

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Ethics & Fast Fashion: ‘Supply Chain Strategies’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another piece published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special report on Supply Chain Strategies by Raconteur. It looks at the reasons why, despite numerous and worthy initiatives, keeping track of ethical standards in fashion supply chains is still such a challenge: • ‘Slow progress in fast fashion’. There is also a case […]

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Green Hotels + Biophilia, to IoT + Modern Slavery

More of my journalism and blogging pieces have been published in the last few months and I have provided a brief update menu of Built Environment, Real Estate and Construction articles below, with links to original copy. (Additional writings on Environment, Energy and Education topics will follow.) Hotels Check in to Greener Thinking Summary: Enter a hotel room anywhere in the world and the […]

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Hacked: Manifesto for Ethical Sourcing in Construction

10 Pledges to Align Industry Values with Business Ethics & Human Rights  1 Bribery & Corruption; 2 Labour & Workers’ Rights; 3. Sustainable Development; 4. Traceability & Transparency; 5. Health, Safety & Wellbeing; 6. Legality of Materials; 7. Complex/Manufactured Products; 8. Circular Economy; 9. Certification & Accreditation; plus 10. Openness & Communication. Tuesday 24 Nov saw the launch of the […]

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Construction: Inclusivity, collaboration and ethics

More of my journalism and blogging pieces have been published in the last few weeks and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy. Constructing an Industry for the 21st Century Summary: The construction industry is replenishing the UK’s housing stock, building new infrastructure and helping restore the economy, but challenges remain if it is […]

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