Are cities ready for new demographics?

Headline global statistics highlighting growing urban populations mask slowing rates of growth in some developed countries and many cities remain woefully underprepared for the unprecedented demographic shifts underway

Five ways business can make a real difference

‘Not all work aimed at solving the wicked problems afflicting our environment and society can be addressed by businesses seeking profit'

Corporate purpose requires a mindset shift

A business's purpose must be core to its commercial offering, but requires company-wide transformation to deliver impact

Making a social impact beyond the hype

Companies are often accused of greenwashing if their corporate social responsibility programmes fail to live up to the hype. To make a meaningful impact, they must measure what they’re doing and be transparent when things don’t go to plan

The new recycling system punishing waste producers

The UK is in need of improved recycling systems, laws and infrastructure, and while change may be slow, companies must be prepared

Investing pensions to fight climate change

‘It is time for the pensions industry to stand together to change the narrative and invest to directly address climate change'

Engineering is key in tackling climate change

People may be coming round to the idea that the impact of climate change on our tiny blue-green planet is real

Christiana Figueres’ radical ideas for feeding the many

Abolishing famine and limiting climate change cannot be mutually exclusive aims says Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change