Grahame Broadbelt

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All The Oil We Need To Leave In The Ground If We’re Going To Tackle Climate Change

The International Energy Agency says known fossil fuel deposits contain the equivalent of 2,860 gigatons of carbon dioxide. To keep global …

Organic solar cells reach manufacturing milestone

In an impressive feat of engineering, scientists in Denmark have devised a rapid, scalable and industrially viable way to manufacture large sheets of …

The Pyramid of Influence in Social Media. http://t.co/mmDrr0NT6m

The missing link to renewable energy

What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's …

Solar Panels Could Replace Roads

Back when the concept of global warming was still nascent—only eight years ago, mind you—Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sagle, Idaho, began heavily contemplating an idea that Scott, an electrical engineer, had toyed with as a child: solar panel roads.<p>After years of figuring out many ways <i>not</i> to make a …

The circular economy: interview with Walter Stahel

Walter Stahel invented the phrase ‘cradle-to-cradle’ and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most eminent thinkers on the circular</b> …

Sustainability

Melting glaciers threaten global sea levels | Financial Times

A large part of the West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be in an “unstoppable” decline meaning global sea level rise predictions will have to be …

Environmental tracking: a practical financial solution to climate change?

Bill McKibben and his team at 350.org have done something that at one point it seemed inconceivable the environmental movement would ever do again. …

Climate

Eight steps to make the idea of 'net positive' more than simply jargon

The cynics out there have been busy dismissing net positive for a while. Just another jumbling of jargon some say. Repackaged CSR say others. I say net positive could genuinely be a new way of doing business.<p>We are all too aware of the huge challenges we face and that the current corporate response …

How to solve climate change with cows (maybe)

In the United States, there is famously little consensus on the topic of climate change. But among the community most concerned about it, certain …

7 Charts That Show How Climate Change Is Already Altering Life in the U.S.

The White House released the most comprehensive U.S.-focused climate science assessment ever conducted on Tuesday. It makes clear that global warming …

Crowdfunding could break stranglehold of the 'big six' energy firms

The world needs to find $1tn (£590.3bn) a year of clean energy investment if we are to have any chance of avoiding runaway climate change. Last year, just $254bn of finance was found globally – which is 12% less than 2012 and down a fifth on 2011's record $318bn of investment. Europe in particular …

Mind the learning gap

We all thrive on learning – or say we do. When I am recruiting people often say that they want a good learning environment, or that they are a quick …

Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.<p>The technology company, publishing a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook on its green initiatives and updated environment web pages, claimed that 94% of its …

Blue Ocean Leadership

Artwork: Mark Dorf, //_path/untitled 13, 2013, archival pigment print<p>It’s a sad truth about the workplace: Just 30% of employees are actively committed to doing a good job. According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, 50% of employees merely put their time in, while the …

The Happiness Dividend

Nearly every company in the world gives lip service to the idea that “our people are our greatest asset.” Yet when the Conference Board Survey came out earlier this year, employees were the unhappiest they have been in their 22 years of tracking job satisfaction rates. Around the same time, …

Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

My conversation with Dr. John Kotter, one of the foremost authorities on business leadership change in the world and Director of Research, Kotter International as well as Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School.<p><b>John, you and I both know, based on extensive data and the work we do daily</b> …

Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed what 99.9% of those who work on environmental issues already knew: we need to change something pretty drastic if we want to avoid a rise in temperature of less than 2C.<p>The message is finally becoming clear: protecting the …

The 3 Most Sobering Graphics From The U.N.’s New Climate Report

The overall message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s newest report is simple: a rapid shift to renewable energy is needed to avert …

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet | Desmond Tutu

We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters<p>Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science …

Be a Better Global Collaborator

In today’s globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. While this used to be the case primarily for country managers and those taking on overseas assignments, it now applies to all managers. But exactly how does one learn to become a better …

Seven steps to unleash the power of sustainability champions

The combination of passion and compassion creates a powerful force for positive change. There are always plenty of both on offer at the annual get-together of the hundreds of social entrepreneurs who attend the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, which ended last week.<p>While the straightjacket of big …

The #IPCC's "burning embers" chart shows what temperature #climateresilience begins & ends. Via @UN_ClimateTalks #AR5 http://t.co/RbIJDQ1dlj

Seven Reasons Smart Leaders Get Dumb

Power makes leaders dumb. The more power you gain the dumber you get.<p>There are at least seven dumbing effects of power.<p>Power*:<p>Reduces the complexity …

Operating In A Complex World Does Not Have To Be Complicated

Business is more complex today than it has ever been. According to the Boston Consulting Group’s Complexity Index, companies in the United States and Europe in 1955 – the year the Fortune 500 was created – typically committed to between four and seven performance requirements. Today, that figure is …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …