Post-Paris and after Brexit: ‘Future of Energy’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another couple of pieces published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Energy. The Overview article which opens the report looks at how energy is not only being stripped of carbon emissions post-Paris, but it is also being disrupted by digitisation: • ‘Power play is an […]

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Why Nairobi is a Global City in the Making

New writing… My piece for Real Views is now live, looking at the emergence of Nairobi, which has long been known as one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Now, as its growing economy and rising prosperity levels fuel a development boom, it’s fast building a reputation on the world stage and Kenya’s capital has soared to tenth in JLL’s latest City Momentum […]

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Brewing Great Beer, Clean and Green

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the cutting-edge innovation being employed by breweries, comparing the approaches of three well-known leading beer producers: Adnams who have long produced the UK’s first carbon neutral beer (in bottle and on draught); Heineken, owners of the world’s first carbon-neutral brewery, opened this year in Göss, Austria; Sierra Nevada, the US […]

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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 […]

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‘Public Sector Technology’ in The Times

New 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 […]

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Politics & Crisis: ‘Future of Water’ in The Times 2016

New 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

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 […]

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Sri Lanka: Tourist Island Rebuilds with Biogas

New writing… My piece for Eniday is now live, looking at an inspirational programme in Sri Lanka aiming to bring biogas to 1,000 hotels and households by the end of 2016. What makes it particularly unusual is that this project is being spearheaded (as part of the EU SWITCH-Asia initiative) not by an energy company, but People in Need (PIN), a non-governmental, […]

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‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had a centrespread article for Raconteur published in The Times newspaper, exploring packaging market trends, plus, in particular, prospects for mainstreaming of sustainability: • ‘Discovering a business case for sustainability’. The full 16-page Future of Packaging report is available to view/download here.

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‘Enterprise Agility’ in The Times

New writing… I have a couple of pieces for Raconteur published today in The Times newspaper, looking at Enterprise Agility in general, plus supply chain matters, in particular: • ‘Embrace the unknown with unbounded vision’ – online title ‘Business agility is fundamental to market resilience‘; • ‘New mindsets and supply chain metrics’ – online title ‘New agile mindsets and metrics for supply chain‘.

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