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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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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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Is sustainable consumption a marketing fib?

Is sustainable consumption really possible? If it isn’t then it must be a marketing fib. If it is possible, what does it look like? In a recent Guardian article about trust being important for building a sustainable company the author started off by saying “One of the reasons mainstream consumers do not go weak at […]

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How to be green – the one planet benefits of ‘productivity’ rather than ‘efficiency’

Although it may at first not appear that a Russian medical train is a possible solution to living within the means of one planet it does in fact have huge benefits. Our future needs to focus on productivity as much if not more than efficiency. How so? The downside Let us first look at the […]

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How to be green – lessons from Vancouver

The City of Vancouver took a bold approach to trying to become the ‘world’s greenest city’, many cities are also aiming for the same accolade such as the City of Sydney’s 2030 plan but the City of Vancouver has chosen to adopt the ecological footprint approach – a much more transparent and rigorous approach to […]

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Is sustainability still sustainable – don’t take the fool’s gold and prepare for our unsustainability

I am still only on chapter 1 and this book is blowing my mind. This post offers a few thoughts on finishing chapter 1 as well as some food for thought about the property industry’s ‘fool’s gold’. A kind reader pointed out that I had got the name of the book wrong in the post […]

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What is sustainability – we need to change ourselves before we can reduce poverty

We need to lift developing countries out of poverty, increase health, education and security. But this will involve lifting the carbon emissions per person in developing countries to provide health, electricity and education. We need to do this, we can’t not do it. But we also need to reduce our annual global carbon emissions. So […]

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