International development

Disruptive business models shake-up existing markets

A number of innovative projects around the world are improving people's lives by replacing inefficient products with simple, effective technologies and services.

How best to support energy access enterprises

Paul Valentin, International Director, Christian Aid, shares lessons in supporting enterprises that provide access to clean energy.

“There is no perfect city, nor is any city smarter than the rest”

As Singapore prepares to host three environmental summits in a week, Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, tells Anna Simpson why it’s a golden opportunity for global cities to look 50 years into the future and discuss the common challenges they face.

Banana wars – Fairtrade and beyond

We are in the midst of a bitter price war being played out by the UK’s big four supermarkets through the humble banana.

How women are changing the energy sector

Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden’s Founder-Director, describes the difference volts make to women – and the difference women are making to the clean energy sector.

The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Using futures to create sustainable change for 2025

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of representing Forum for the Future at the second

"Engaged children become engaged adults"

Abid Aslam, Editor of ‘The State of the World’s Children’ at UNICEF, tells Duncan Jefferies why city authorities should work in close partnership with children and their communities.

The fashion industry is gearing up for a system-wide shift

Almost a year on from the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza, Heather Connon asks what's changed in the world of fashion - and what's to come.

Drones next on Facebook's shopping spree

Having just spent $19bn on Whatsapp, Facebook is now tipped to spend a comparatively trifling $60m acquiring UAV manufacturer Titan Aerospace.

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