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Sand Dunes

If you take the ferry from Noosaville to Noosa Heads near Brisbane, the driver of the boat will tell you all sorts of stories about the area. One…

Rio+20 in Brazil

This June will see representatives from governments, the UN, major groups, business and a range of international organisations come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN…

‘Taxi’washing

I’ve taken two taxis in the city of Houston, Texas in the past week. My experiences in both were pretty much exactly the same. I get into the…

The law of common sense

There are some great laws around the world. China has a state ban on films or TV programmes depicting time travel because they “treat serious history in a…

Finding the Balance

Yesterday I was riding my bike in the park and I saw these two women out walking in their full walking gear. They were both holding very large…

Starting from scratch

A few weeks ago I was the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. The theme of the event was all about making a difference, and it looked at all…

Something Sweet

I’m a big fan of honey. When I was doing my MBA, a group of us even put together a business plan around selling honey. At the time…

The Story behind the storyteller

I remember some years ago seeing an ad for Australia. The ad focused on how modern the country was and showed skyscappers and business people and all those…

Don’t waste my time (please)

Yesterday while walking through London I was offered a flyer. A few blocks later, another flyer. Then someone tried to stop me to get me to give money…

Having fun with it

When I was writing my book, I read over draft after draft of the different chapters. Everytime I read over the part where I introduce Icebreaker, the outdoor…

Am I Normal?

I have a series of radio stations I listen to during the day depending on my mood. Today I listened to my favourite French station which is a…

Expectations and Assumptions

When we go to see a big Hollywood movie, we expect the special effects to be spectacular. When we go to a fancy restaurant, we expect the service…

Don’t change my towels please…really

I find that pretty much every hotel I stay in now has a note in the bathroom saying that the hotel believes strongly in sustainability and therefore have…

‘Useless’ recycling symbols?

I picked up a copy of the Sunday Times on…well…Sunday which was wrapped in two layers of plastic wrapping. On the plastic wrapping I saw out of the…

What’s your job title?

I read an interesting little article on the BBC website today called “Can you justify your job title?”. Having recently completed an MBA where I remember being amazed…

Part 2: Marketing and Sustainability

Last night the first event of “The Sustainable MBA Series” at London Business School focused on Careers in Sustainability went very well! Now onto the second event in…

The good thing about standards…

Have you seen that US show Ace of Cakes? It is all about a crazy group of people that make absolutely incredible cakes in Baltimore. During one episode…

Nutritional labels on…everything

I went past a Timberland store yesterday. I don’t usually go into Timberland stores but I decided to go in to see if I could take a look…

Opportunities for communication professionals

This week I had the chance to meet up with an old friend, Philippa White, the fantastic founder and managing director of The International Exchange (or TIE for…

Sustainability and reporting

Do you read companies sustainability reports? Are there any that you think are better than others? Every year the ACCA and the Global Reporting Initiative have the Readers…