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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – UNSW use old tires boost steel making efficiency

Another Sydney originated idea, again from University of New South Wales. This time it is reusing old tires to inject them in the production of steel. Awesome. Sydney engineer Veena Sahajwalla won the $30,000 top prize at The Australian Innovation Challenge awards in Sydney for this polymer injection revolution. The technology – which was developed at […]

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How to be green – don’t drink single serve pod coffee

There are many definitions of innovation and the one I like the most is ‘innovation means cutting out the unnecessary‘. The ‘invention’ of single serve coffee is then the antithesis to the definition of innovation. Smart Planet covered the increasing mountain of used ‘pods’ with 13% of offices and over 10% of households in the […]

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Does sustainability need rational or irrational people?

He isn’t quite my name sake but Oscar Wilde once said “the rational man looks at the world as it is and adapts himself to it. The irrational man looks at the world and adapts it to him self. Therefore all change depends on the irrational man.” A good place to start would be teaching […]

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Musicians could be the answer to big data – love you awesome nerds!

Big data equals big opportunities for sustainable organisations in the future – and its not that too distant a future either. But according to recent reports there is a skills gap in dealing with big data. So are musicians that answer? A recent article on the awesome Smart Planet website talked about how big data […]

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Don’t create a ‘sustainable brand’, create a sustainable company

I love Fast Companies Co-Exist website, it’s awesome. But I am struggling with a recent article, particularly in light of reading “Is sustainability still possible?” and my recent posts on the matter. The title of the article was “10 Qualities That You Need To Create A Sustainable Brand” the article was wonderfully written and I […]

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3 Questions about 2050 – Monica Richter

Monica Richter is a Senior Business Adviser at the Australian Conservation Foundation and is extremely passionate about the role that collaboration of community, government and corporations can play in creating a much needed new global economy. I caught up with Monica on a very rainy day in Sydney. “Imagine that I have recently come back from a […]

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Corenet Sustainable Workplace Workshop Results

At the Corenet Global Summit in Shanghai today, I ran a workshop that asked over 40 attendees what they thought the drivers would be for a sustainable workplace in the 2020s. I gave the attendees 15 drivers and asked them to select their top 5. The attendees were quite geographically spread with representatives from India, […]

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