From CSR to CSV to…what?

“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stands for the social role or responsibility that a corporation has towards society that it operates within” [1] A particular area of interest I explored during this module, before our field trip to Montreux, is the one relating to Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR). A concept considerably exciting and appealing, deeply inspirational…

Green comes from blue and yellow

I tend to believe that everything in this life has to do with opportunity cost. We always sacrifice something in order to get more of something else. With this speculation, I was wondering what the real cost of “green” technologies is and whether they are actually sustainable. How is it possible to achieve economic growth…

The Futility Of Mobility.

The term ‘mobility efficiency’ I had to research myself before writing this blog, because unlike the others I hadn’t heard of it before. It relates to the current modes of transport humans use to navigate their way through life. This would make sense to be recognised as a sustainability issue, because current modes of transport…

Is a lifetime on the waist better than a lifetime of waste?

When we think of waste, we (or at least I do) think of not finishing off your plate of food at dinner, or finishing off your plate of food and producing waste in a different form – sewage. However, even before food reaches you it’s wasted, with estimations that as much as 50% of food…

Finding the Energy to Change Energy

We hear energy mentioned a lot, which is no surprise as it is integrated into every aspect of our lives. That will never change; if anything, demand for energy will increase due to more developing countries in the midst of their own industrial revolution, and our obsession with making technological advancements as quickly as possible….

Food, Unsustainable Food! *To the tune of Oliver*

I’m going to preface this blog by saying this will be the first of 4 parts, combating food, energy, waste, and mobility efficiency in relation to green consumerism. And believe you me, there is definitely a combat element about it; the fight we as humans have on our hands for a more sustainable future is…

Sun! Sun! Sun! Here it comes!

by Tara Murphy We all have a finite amount of resources, in the finite amount of space that we’ve been given to share, in the finite amount of time that we have to spend here on earth, in our finite lives. Or so we think. Something that a colleague said the other day struck me,…

An Interstellar leap to food sustainability

The first presentation I did for this module regarding contemporary environmental problems and their origins is about the impact of climate change and air pollution. Most people, like myself can probably list several detrimental consequences on top of their head. But without research, few understand that food security is arguably the most pressing issue [1]….

No-one leaves ‘scot free’

​ BY SAM KIMBERLEY The curtain closes on our WBCSD Montreux Experience; we’ve had an eye opening time that’s challenged my perceptions of the boundaries of sustainability. Now an appropriate time for reflection is called upon. As I came into the course I was anxious to see what the world’s leading companies were doing about…

Fur Real?!

by Tara Murphy The Fashion Industry is used as a classic example of a, somewhat, functioning circular economy. A fully circular economy (is this even possible?) would produce no waste, however, the clothing industry inevitably creates waste through consumption and store rejects. But there are some products that people are hesitant to buy even from…

Motivation to change the future

Image: Medium Hi, everyone! You may not believe me but here is a new blog! That is the second part related to future changes. In the previous one, I mentioned an idea to change and create a new framework. Today, I will state the second aspect related to the source of all changes – motivation….

New framework or Calamity? Are we alone in our wishes?

Image: Indiacelebrating Hi, everyone! Here is my new blog! Please, enjoy it! Today I continue to share my thoughts regarding future changes and how to live in a (possible) new world where Nature is not a donor, but a respected stakeholder. The first aspect to mention about future changes is “New world – new rules.”…