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Will we achieve sustainable development – survey says yes!

The results of the quick 3 question survey are in. The survey asked – is what we are doing sustainable and would we ever achieve true sustainable development. The survey was done partly online and partly face to face on mobile. In total there were 31 respondents, with 10 people answering anonymously online. Here are […]

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How can we address the demographics of climate change?

On Tuesday I wrote about how our changing demographics could reduce our per person carbon emissions by 20% by 2060 but our increasing population will wipe out the per person benefits creating a two fold increase in carbon emissions if we do nothing. But this demographic analysis of carbon emissions highlights an interesting fact – the greatest […]

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Will our aging population save us from climate change?

Harry Dent visited our Australian shores recently and was espousing that our aging population in Australia would cause a housing bubble to happen in the next 1-2 years. The premise being that when the baby boomers come to sell off their houses in retirement there aren’t enough Gen Xers or Millennials to buy them – […]

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What impact will impact investing have on your building?

Impact investing requires a positive social and ecological return alongside a financial return, its a growing trend with a potential market size of $500 billion, its coming and will impact the property market. The question for property owners and developers is – what impact will Impact Investing have on your assets? And how will you respond? […]

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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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3 question survey about sustainable development

A very quick survey, I promise it should take less than 30 seconds and I will post the survey results next week. Paraphrasing from Eric Lowitt’s recent book ‘if all buildings were green buildings, would we achieve a state of sustainable development?’ My answer would be no. So then the question is “what would enable […]

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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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