manufacturing Category

Does your building have Impact?

There is a new trend in investment markets called ‘Impact Investing’. Impact investing requires a positive social and ecological return alongside a financial return. The question for property is – what impact will Impact Investing have on your assets? And how will you respond? The first of two posts explores the recent trend of Impact […]

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The collaborative economy promises to disrupt the conventional marketplace

A great quote from a recent article on Harvard Business Review called “Established Companies, Get Ready for the Collaborative Economy”. The question is are you ready for the disruption? The HBR article offers some insight into what they believe are the core drivers for the collaborative economy. Below are a summary of the four key […]

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Companies that collaborate will ride on rocket powered roller skates

Collaboration will drive success in your company over the next 5 years. You will have to collaborate with your competitors, with your supply chain, with Government, with NFPs and with companies and people who aren’t even on your radar. The companies that get it right will be riding on rocket powered roller skates, those that […]

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4 fold increase in Qantas fuel price and we need a second airport in Sydney?

There is a lot of press at the moment about whether the carbon tax is a significant influence on the financial performance of Qantas and Virgin Australia. It’s a good distraction from the elephant in the room – fuel price. The peak oilists seem to have gone quiet in recent years but I did come […]

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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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Australia’s Fuel Security Risk – 3 days of hospital pharmacy and 7 days of food

I thought it might be timely to highlight the risk of our liquid fuel security, it is a “high risk, high likelihood” that we still aren’t taking seriously. Why is it timely? Asia Pacific extreme weather events. In February this year the NRMA (yep, the stalwart of liquid fuel use) produced an excellent report that […]

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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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