Think Smart: by doing right

by Lottie Gregory The United Nations have set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing the global challenges we face. In order for them to be achieved, it requires collaboration from everyone; the government, world-leaders, international organizations and society. How can the average person make a genuine different to the 17 goals and 169 specific targets…

Driving Sustainability with Drones

When we talk about inventions, we do not always mean something that was created from the scratch. People tend to redefine the purpose of specific technology in order to utilise it in a different way and call it an invention.  In this blog, I would like to reconsider the commercial and military use of drones…

Want to save the world? I don’t see why

(Featured Image: Rocky Gonzales | Dribbble ) Now before I get thrown into a landfill (or more optimistically, the recycle bin) there is something I have to explain. At the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD), I was talking to one of the great members of staff (as well as a performer) about personal…

A Subtle Connection between Food Waste and Climate Change

We never think that our small actions can trigger scalable problems. Although, have you ever thought about how disposing food affects our planet? In this blog, I will try to open your eyes in regard with the consequences of the daily food waste that all of us are guilty of. In the future, our generation…

Global energy crisis: Don’t be Fuelish!

The topic of climate change has started to make an appearance more frequently in our everyday news, becoming a key concern for the entire globe. As a part of my everyday routine, I would check the BBC news merely to stumble upon another catastrophe caused by severe weather conditions. Nature seems to be punishing us…

Our Planet and Tech: No longer star-crossed lovers

Technology is a field that is constantly evolving and growing with many innovative developments. There have been a number of significant technological advancements that have helped to shape society into the one that we know today.   Furthermore, technology allows us to continually push and exceed barriers and boundaries, enabling a world where the partnership…

Big Hulk eats Small Greens

(Featured Image: Kristina Ackerman | KnuckleSalad ) “I see a lot of projects focused on [disparate] inputs and early stage initiatives, but if we really want to make an impact I recommend we begin fresh activities and strengthen the supply chain for solutions, and doing so under the umbrella of the WBCSD, which will inspire…

Women and Sustainability

by Lottie Gregory Women and Sustainability At the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Delegate Meeting in Switzerland, I was incredibly fortunate to speak to many leading women in business and hear their views on the challenges women are facing in today’s world. I gained a great understanding of the skills women need in…

Smart City – The Shape Things To Come!

The concept of “Smart City” is progressively penetrating into our life from the speeches of officials, presentations of investment projects and start-ups. This is a collective image of the city of the future, where everything will work efficiently and quickly, with the much greater social workload. And no more (Barlow & Lévy-Benchetonm 2013). But such…

Plastic: We use it so why not recycle it to reuse it?

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan With such a major threat occurring towards our planet why do we still choose to turn a blind eye towards recycling? While so many individuals don’t like the idea of mess they still choose to ignore the…