Jan
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A tale of two behemoths

Amazon and Tesla’s financial fortunes differ quite considerably. But their success exemplifies the importance of one thing: a long-term vision. There are some names in business that transcend their industries to become by-words for something else: innovation, revolution, success. Social media was around before Facebook, but the whole concept of it is now epitomised by…

Sep
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Ignore the noise, listen to the science

In the social media frenzy that followed Jonathan Franzen’s New Yorker article on climate change adaptation, climate scientists and researchers expressed their dismay at Franzen’s misrepresentation of the facts, from Leah Stokes to Andrew Winston, prominent experts in environmental science and sustainable business respectively. Unfortunately, as is recognisably the case with any internet storm these…

Sep
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What is a Smart City?

Dozens of cities around the world have latched on to the concept of becoming a ‘Smart City’, with initiatives being driven by both public and private sector departments. From an annual 3-day Smart Cities conference in New York to government-driven projects in Basel, there are concerted global efforts to revitalise the infrastructure of urbanised areas…

Sep
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A curious stand-off: corporate woke-ness vs political backsliding

Although the urgency of an energy transition is more apparent than ever, and many in the private sector are adjusting their strategies accordingly to embed sustainability into their operations, there is a curious pushback from increasingly reckless government deregulation. As a recently published Bloomberg op-ed highlights, Donald Trump swept into offices on promises to roll…