BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?

I am taking a moment to examine the two huge Global Goals related news stories in the past 48 hours. In case you missed them… BP unveiled very ambitious plans to reduce the oil company’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050. And earlier on massive investment fund KKR, announced a $1.3bn (just over £1bn) Read more about BP’s net zero plans and KKR’s new impact fund. Stepping stones towards Global Goals?[…]

Is COP26 in Glasgow our last shot at a meaningful cut in carbon emissions? Christiana Figueres interview

Leadership Matters! Within the gossip and mud throwing around the sacking of Claire O’Neill from leading COP26 in Glasgow in November is a critical issue. COP26 is the last chance governments have to make critical cuts to carbon emissions and agreements on carbon trading systems in order to keep emissions to 1.5 degrees. During the Read more about Is COP26 in Glasgow our last shot at a meaningful cut in carbon emissions? Christiana Figueres interview[…]

Climate Change at Davos 2020 – nine key voices (videos)

At Davos 2020 I was fortunate enough to speak to a wide variety of interesting, knowledgeable and often inspiring people about climate change. Some were economists pointing to the issues that lie ahead if we don’t tackle the problem. Others were activists putting pressure on governments to act now to reduce carbon footprints. But there Read more about Climate Change at Davos 2020 – nine key voices (videos)[…]

Davos 2020: AI, Greta, changing capitalism and women on the moon…

It’s fairly easy to write Davos off as the place where billionaires go to meet other billionaires to talk about how to best squirrel away their cash. And consequently to ignore or decry it. Except that the billionaire cabals are only a small part of the story. Davos has always been a place for big Read more about Davos 2020: AI, Greta, changing capitalism and women on the moon…[…]

Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020

So here we are hurtling towards the end of January and that can only mean one thing – it is time for Davos. Yes the great, the good and Donald Trump descend on the Swiss ski resort next week to take the temperature of global capitalism and work out how to make a better world. Read more about Climate change, Gen-Z, Stakeholder Capitalism – the key themes for Davos 2020[…]

2020 – are we on a Highway to Hell?

As AC/DC memorably sang a few decades ago – are we on a Highway to Hell? Well sometimes I wonder… And so 2019 rolls onto its inevitable finale, ending not just the year but also a decade. So how was it for you? Are you full of fear – intimidated by the magnitude of the Read more about 2020 – are we on a Highway to Hell?[…]

The 2019 election – a new dawn in the UK’s battle against climate change?

Notable for its staggering lack of leadership from governments, COP25 failed to deliver. “The point of no return is no longer on the horizon,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. “It is in sight and hurtling towards us.”  “The new generations expect more from us,” added Chile’s Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, who presided over the United Read more about The 2019 election – a new dawn in the UK’s battle against climate change?[…]

New Global GoalsCast – can companies save the planet?

As you may know through Greta Thunberg’s boating escapades, the interjection from the Pope, and the EU Parliament declaring a climate emergency, the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP25) kicked off this week in Madrid. In some ways it is a bittersweet time for those of us who champion the global goals. On the one hand, Read more about New Global GoalsCast – can companies save the planet?[…]

How technology is tackling the slave trade

In 1807 William Wilberforce, along with many supporters, managed to put an end to the Transatlantic slave trade. It’s a historical event that is rightly celebrated.  Yet I wonder if many Britons think that this was the end of slavery in the UK. Sadly this isn’t the case. At an event I recently attended – Read more about How technology is tackling the slave trade[…]