Tag Archives: sustainability

Sustainable techno farming

Beladon are building a floating farm in the centre of Rotterdam port, as explained in this BBC report.  The concept is that fresh milk and yogurt will supply the local residents, minimising food miles.  The prototype will start with 40 … Continue reading

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What does an ethical company look like?

The Ethisphere Institute (here) makes the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies Award’ every year.  To gain some insight into ethics, these are the weighted criteria they use for making this award: Leadership and reputation (10%) – legal compliance & ethical track … Continue reading

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The world’s top 30 overrated tourist traps

Who can resist such a headline?  farandwide,com have done a slide show of what they regard are overhyped and overrated tourist attractions.  It seems there are two main reasons why a venue gets on the list – in some cases … Continue reading

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All you need to know about modular construction

This article on the buildings.com website caught my eye for two reasons.  First, we use housebuilding to provide insight into alternative process types in our book (page 66) and second I’ve not blogged about the construction sector for some time. … Continue reading

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – whim away whim away…

Great article explaining the concept of Mobility as a Service from Deloitte Insights.  Helsinki is planning that no citizen need own a vehicle to get around the city because all forms of public (e.g. bus and train) and private (e.g. … Continue reading

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Think outside the box – think cylindrical

Leiden has a new car park.  Both in its construction and design it is highly innovative – as this video explains.

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Here comes the sun!

Over the bank holiday weekend in the UK, solar energy provided more electricity than any other form of power generation.  This Bloomberg article explains exactly how much.  It also has a graphic that shows how wholesale electric prices are being … Continue reading

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EV3 Q3 2018

Many years ago I had a tour of the Morgan Factory in Malvern and test drove one of their iconic cars.   So I’ve always been interested in what they are up to.  Two years ago they announced the EV3 … Continue reading

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The world of work in 2030

Scenario planning originated in Shell as a result of the 1973 energy crisis.  Scenarios are developed by taking one or two major trends and extrapolating them into the future.  The idea is to devise a number of alternative scenarios, each … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: ASDA – designing sustainability into their new product development process

This detailed case study can be found on the WRAP website.  WRAP is a charity set up in 2000 to encourage and support the sustainable use of resources.  It works in a range of areas – food, hospitality, electrical, textiles, agriculture, … Continue reading

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