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Remembering is only half the story

Recently I took a flight out of the US which left on the evening of September 10. When I arrived in London a couple of people asked me…

Double Decker Buses

Whenever I am in London I always take the red double decker buses. They are so much more interesting than the tube and if you are lucky enough…

Tom and Bob

Tom shoes is a great little company started in 2006. The founder started the company after traveling to South America and noticing many children who could not afford…

Living in a box

The past few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time furniture shopping. There are a few pieces I need to buy for the first time so…

Does it really count?

A few blogs ago I brought up the section in my book called ‘You Decide’. The idea discussed there is that we don’t have all the answers when…

Green smoke

For as long as I can remember there were certain career options that were considered bad no matter how you looked at them if you had an interest…

Creatures of habit

I went to the dentist this morning. This is only relevant because instead of riding home after the appointment I found myself riding to the train station, lock…

London Business School – class of 2013

Today all the incoming MBA students at London Business School were given copies of The Sustainable MBA in their welcome packs. I have been receiving emails from students…

Change

I’ve been doing a lot of public speaking lately, quite a lot. If you had told me three years ago that I would be doing this I would…

Going around in circles…

I was recently surprised to discover that there is yet another initiative being started focused on mobilizing action on a particular sustainability topic in a particular audience that…

When is an emergency really an emergency?

When I walked out of the house last Friday I saw a big yellow sign on the main road nearby. The sign said that they would be closing…

Luxury, sustainable or not?

In my book I added a little box towards the end called ‘You Decide’. The idea was that there we just don’t have all the answers when it…

Glass half empty

It is pretty obvious walking around the city of London that the Olympic countdown has begun. One more year! Pretty much everyday there is an article in the…

Turning labels around

I look at the labels of everything I buy. I have a whole system that I use to help me make the right choices, for me, society and…

A simple guide to making more sustainable choices as a consumer…

There are almost 7 billion of us on the planet, each making decisions on a daily basis that collectively have a huge effect on businesses and society. As…

Going beyond traditional GDP

There has been debate for quite some time now on how we measure the well-being of societies. Should it only be based on financial wealth or are other…

Sustainability in Cornwall

For my birthday this weekend my present was a sustainability themed road trip down to beautiful Cornwall. The area is just stunning and May the perfect time to…

Bikes, rocking chairs and sustainability

Once upon a time there was a fantastic bike path on Grange road in Cambridge. It was the perfect width, a different colour from the rest of the…

Relax…

I am a volunteer puppy trainer with Guide Dogs here in the UK. I love doing it, and since I work from home the puppies (between 6 weeks…

Why sustainability is perhaps bad for sustainability…and the pledge

I recently spoke at a conference where the audience was all top tier MBA students. The conference had nothing to do with sustainability and the audience had no…