Where is the practice of futures heading next?

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by James Goodman
Tags: #theBIGshift, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business

James Goodman, Forum's Director of Futures, explains how futures techniques prompt creative thinking, and why prototyping the future is the next logical step.

Direct marketing innovations help brands build better relationships

Monday, 01 September 2014 by Lucy Purdy
Tags: Brands, Consumer engagement, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainable business

Sophisticated multi-media campaigns and subtler uses of data are helping brands to communicate with customers in ways that that benefit both parties.

Arjowiggins achieves ISO certification for energy management policy

Friday, 29 August 2014 by Lizzie Rivera
Tags: Innovation, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Waste

The global paper manufacturer has implemented best practice in energy management across all four of its manufacturing sites, gaining ISO 50001 certification.

Did they really say that?

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Innovation, Sustainable business

A look back at some of the political promises reported by Green Futures over the past 18 years.

New biochemical techniques could transform land usage

Monday, 18 August 2014 by Fiona Harvey
Tags: Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Sustainable business, Value chains

So-called 'agricultural biologicals' could be used to dramatically improve resource efficiency, converting fibres that are currently wasted into liquid biofuels and increasing crop yields.

Why corporate stewardship makes good business sense

Friday, 15 August 2014 by Stuart Poore
Tags: Brands, Sustainable business models, Value chains, Waste

By acting as stewards of natural assets, businesses are protecting their own future as well as the planet’s, says Stuart Poore.

Disruptive business models shake-up existing markets

Thursday, 14 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: Innovation, International development

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

SMEs are making strides toward sustainable sourcing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Climate change, Consumption, Food, Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Value chains

An increasing number smaller businesses are following in the footsteps of multinationals like Unilever by adopting sustainable sourcing strategies.

Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by tess riley
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Sustainable business, Sustainable business models, Waste

Robot butterflies built from discarded smartphone components are on display at the 02 arena, as part of 02's campaign to raise awareness about e-waste.

More species shift lifestyle and location in response to climate change

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 by Jeremy Lovell
Tags: Climate change, Diagnosis

The loss of natural habitats is pushing an increasing number of species closer to the poles and higher elevations.


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Nigel Winser, Executive Vice President and Head of Programs, Earthwatch Institute