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Competitive Collaboration Part 2 – What is competitive collaboration?

Yesterday I posted about how Competitive Collaboration would save the world, today’s post is about what is Competitive Collaboration and monday is about the how do we enable it. So what is Competitive Collaboration? Competitive Collaboration between companies is still in it’s very early infancy, maybe early pregnancy. But it has been the topic of […]

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Competitive Collaboration – why it will save the world

Competitive Collaboration has the potential to drive us towards a future scenario of living within the means of one planet. But why do I think that, what is it and how do we enable it? I write on the basis that people reading my posts have as short an attention span or are as time […]

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Russell Brand on living within the means of one planet – seriously

Now, you maybe as surprised as me to hear Russell Brand talking (fairly) seriously about the current constraints we face on our one planet but he has, and quite elegantly and with authority to boot. Russell’s interview with Jeremy Paxman in the UK is doing the internet rounds and is worth a watch, but his […]

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If it can be done at an airport in the tropics, it can be done anywhere!

I stayed here last night and so have first hand experience of the amazing sustainability credentials of the hotel. Designed by WOHA in Singapore, the Crowne Plaza Hotel at SIngapore Airport blows away the idea that hotels have to be dark, stuffy, internalised buildings. I believe it’s a great model for what we should be […]

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How to be green – reuse old technology

This one is from my home town so I love it even more. The public static pay phone became a technology of the past when mobile phones became cheaper and more proliferate and with it we sadly saw the demise of the ubiquitous red phone box. In the early days of the demise there was […]

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Sustainable companies of the future will build loyalty through less not more

And it probably isn’t too far into the future. Patagonia are already starting to build loyalty with it’s ‘Please don’t buy this campaign’ from late last year and I am sure there are many more. But what would it mean for the property industry, for building owners? What are the new models of the property […]

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We can’t decouple economic growth from the limits of our planet

This can’t just be a coincidence – our genuine progress indicator and our living planet index have been in decline every year since the year that we started to exceed the limits of our one planet. It’s true. Using ecological footprinting as a measure of our impact on our one planets resources we exceeded the […]

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