Prototyping the future

Monday, 28 July 2014 by James Goodman
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business

James Goodman discusses where the practice of futures is heading next.

US Naval research team produces hydrocarbon fuel from seawater

Thursday, 24 July 2014 by Amanda Saint
Tags: Carbon, Energy, Engineering, Innovation, Shipping

A new fuel production technique could allow ships to refuel at sea, provide natural gas and slow ocean acidification.

The future is curation, says Sally Uren

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by Sally Uren
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Innovation

We now have an unprecedented capacity to bring people together and enable them to act – but we need skilled curators to help them see the big picture, says the CEO of Forum for the Future.

Businesses must lobby for long-term thinking, says Ian Cheshire

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Ian Cheshire
Tags: #theBIGshift, Brands, Consumer engagement, Consumption, Innovation, Retail, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models

We aren’t only piling up sandbags, we are piling up costs – says Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive.

Jonathon Porritt: “I first dreamed up the idea of Green Futures almost exactly 20 years ago…”

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Jonathon Porritt
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Innovation

At the heart of Green Futures has been a constant desire to celebrate innovation, says the magazine’s founder, Jonathon Porritt, looking back on the journey so far.

How we’ll transform more stories into action

Thursday, 17 July 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Communications , Creative industries, Innovation

Anna Simpson, Editor of Green Futures, explains why we are seizing a new opportunity to connect future shapers across the world with crucial information about change.

Panasonic’s Power Supply Container brings electricity to remote Indonesian islands

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 by Anna Rice
Tags: #theBIGshift, Community energy, Energy, Innovation

A stand-alone photovoltaic power container is being trialled in an Indonesian school prior to a potential wider rollout in off-grid areas.

FarmLog helps US farmers use land more efficiently

Monday, 14 July 2014 by Kester Byass
Tags: Agriculture, Communications , Food, Innovation

A new app aggregates data from across a farm and presents it in a user-friendly interface.

A battery that dissolves in your body

Thursday, 10 July 2014 by Ian Randall
Tags: Engineering, Health, Innovation

A biodegradable battery for short-life electronics has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.

Can Audi end the energy-wasting rush to beat the lights?

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 by Will Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Carbon, Consumption, Innovation, Sustainable business, Transport

A new piece of in-car technology could see the rush to get through the green light become a thing of the past – and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the process.

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Stimulating and very interesting.

David Gee, European Environment Agency