Guest Blog by Woon Tan
Sir Gregory Winter, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and serial entrepreneur believes that for cleantech to become mainstream, the sector needs game-changing innovation. Sharing his decades of entrepreneurial experience, Greg was speaking at 'Futures 2018: Cambridge Cleantech Annual Conference', hosted by Cambridge Cleantech, which brought together thought leaders, senior businesses and leading academics in the sector.
Guest Blog by Woon Tan
Realising that the challenges and opportunities of sustainability reach far beyond our shores, the organisers of the National CSR Awards, which had successfully held 3 annual events, recently rebranded and relaunched as the Global Good Awards to recognise the best in sustainability, CSR, NGOs, charity and social enterprise, and we were lucky enough to spend an evening celebrating the award winners and eating delicious vegan food.
Guest Blog by Rachel Owen
“To change the world, you have to throw a better party than those destroying it.” So says Louisa Ziane, Chief Brand and Finance Officer at Toast Ale, the company that makes beer using surplus bread and donates its profits to campaign against food-waste.
She and four other inspirational circular economy business leaders took to the stage recently at Circular Economy Club (CEC) London’s event, Fast Five, held at the new co-working space, Sustainable Bankside to showcase some of the UK’s most successful rapid growth circular businesses.
They shared insights, triumphs and challenges of rapidly growing successful businesses from circular principles while tackling major world problems such as food waste and resource management head on. It seems no one told these business leaders that you can’t do everything at once.
Adam Woohall of Inspiring Sustainability was compere for the evening of presentations and Q&A, with securing investment and managing growth emerging as major themes.
Ten years ago I launched myself into the world of sustainability, and it’s been an amazing roller coaster journey.
In 2006 there were some things I already knew—for example, that sustainability is good for people, profit and planet—but over the years, I’ve learnt many things, just 10 of which are below.
These highlight aspects of my personal story and the wider narrative as I, and sustainability, have developed.
I had a conversation with Tim Haywood, Group Finance Director and Head of Sustainability at Interserve. The topic was ‘inspiring sustainability’ and I certainly left the conversation feeling stimulated and motivated. If you want to hear the full interview, look at the Podcast page.
Interserve is a worldwide construction and support service business of 80,000 people in the FTSE250. After a career in finance, Tim joined the company six years ago as FD, and five years ago, took on the sustainability portfolio. Outside of work, he has a passion for gardening, is a competitive rower and loves his family.
In addition to helping clients communicate, connect and change, I love highlighting stories from the front line of inspiring sustainability.