Sustainable Innovations

Innovative approaches to improve sustainability


Meet the companies trying to break our plastic addiction

The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be used to produce a wide variety of common plastics.




Google mapping city air quality with Street View vehicles

Google has taken their Street View mapping whether on their cars or with the Trekker backpack to places all around the world. These photos have allowed us to become familiar with places we plan to visit as well as tour places we may never be able to go to. It was only a matter of time though before they moved on from just bringing us photos and started delivering even more information.




What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems?

What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick.




Climate change threatens to wipe £2.7tn off value of private investments

Private investors stand to lose $4.2 trillion (£2.7 trillion) on the value of their holdings from the impact of climate change by 2100 even if global warming is held at plus 2C, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has warned


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