50 million chickens wasted each year – now that’s food for thought

The United Nations progress update for 2018 on sustainable development goal 2 – Zero Hunger, highlighted that the proportion of undernourished people worldwide increased to 815 million in 2016, up from 777 million in 2015. Yet, every one of these individuals could have been fed on less than a quarter of the food wasted in…

Electric vehicles – time to look beyond our streets?

“We’re trying to help the environment, we think it’s the most serious problem that humanity faces” says the man synonymous with accelerating the move towards electric vehicles (EVs) – Mr Elon Musk. The European Commission found electric cars produce lower greenhouse gases than their petrol or diesel equivalents, even when energy generation is factored in….

Look smart but buy smart

Now I’ll be the first to hold my hands up and admit I have WAY too many clothes. Several jackets, various jeans and t-shirts, and even multiple pairs of the same shoe – just in a different colour. Now unless I was planning to take the London Fashion Week to the North Pole, or what’s…

Changing Business Values

A topic which has particularly caught my eye this week at the annual council meeting has been around the area of “redefining value” and the implications of this from a business and investor point of view. Redefining value is a concept which the WBCSD have really focused on in recent times, and for good reason….

The Apple That Fell From the Tree – Arienne’s Introduction

Have you ever heard of the saying: “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”? In terms of my sustainability journey, I see myself as the apple which didn’t just fall away from the tree, but the apple which was catapulted miles away from her roots. The value of sustainability, mindful energy consumption and environmental…

Alex’s Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Alex and I am a second year Accounting and Finance Bsc (Hons) student studying at Lancaster University. I am so honoured and proud to represent Lancaster at the prestigious WBCSD meeting in Singapore. Growing up in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, I was exposed to the fast-paced economy at…

Sustainability and Me – Rebecca’s Introduction

Hello all, Welcome to my first blog post! I am Rebecca Pipes, a 2nd Year Marketing Management Student here at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), originally from Derbyshire. I am thrilled to be attending the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) meeting in Singapore and am looking forward to sharing my insights with you….

I stand for what I stand on – Leonie’s Introduction

“From knowing comes caring, from caring comes change.” (A Plastic Ocean, 2016) This quote from the film “A Plastic Ocean” already explains pretty well why I chose the module OWT.232 – Management and Sustainability. In my opinion, the first step towards making a change in the world is realizing that there is a problem that needs…

Michael’s Introduction

Hey Everyone! To start my first blog, I’d just like to say how excited I am to be going to the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) held in Singapore. I also would like to say how thankful I am to have been given the opportunity of this amazing experience! So A Bit About…

It’s Me – Franziska

Hi everyone, I am Franziska, an International Business Management undergraduate in my 2nd year at Lancaster who is more than excited to be part of the ambassador team to represent LUMS at the WBCSD Council Meeting in Singapore this year! I developed an interest for both business and sustainability when I was one of the…