Please see below selected pre-2016 intelligence about sustainability. Please contact Dominic Kelleher with any questions.
- Sustainability-focused startups are entering established companies’ market space, bringing both new threats and new opportunities. Employees want to work for them, customers are willing to pay more for their products and investors are eager to become shareholders. “Hybrid social ventures” like Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Honest Tea that combine commerce with sustainability missions are leading the movement for sustainability-oriented innovation in business. For established companies that were not necessarily built with sustainability in mind, these new entrants are competing for their most attractive customers and talent.
- It took about $150bn in today’s money to put a man on the moon in the 1960s, and now it is said we need to come up with the same amount to save the world from climate change. That is the message from Sir David King, UK Foreign Office climate envoy, and six other prominent British scientists, business people and civil servants behind a climate plan modelled on the US Apollo space programme. They want large countries to spend an average of 0.02% of gross domestic product a year for the next decade to encourage the technical breakthroughs needed to make renewable electricity cheaper than coal by 2025.