Monthly Archives: January 2018

Technology and Capitalism

Evgeny Morozov is a well known researcher and writer, who has produced a number of interesting insights on the interaction between technology and capitalism. You may or may not agree with him, but he is always an interesting and engaging … Continue reading

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Solutions looking for problems

One of the most interesting conundrums emerging from technological innovation is the problem of solutions looking for problems: somebody develops a new and interesting piece of technology, and only then do they look for applications of that technology. It’s a … Continue reading

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Can luxury ever be ethical?

This article was first published in the Historic Futures blog.   How can companies in the luxury segment be responsible? For a long time it has been assumed that companies producing luxury articles are immune to concerns about wider societal concerns and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsets As Corporate Responsibility: Opportunity Or Paradox?

This article was first published in the Ecosystem Marketplace blog.   A visit to the SpeciesBanking website confirms what specialists have known for some time: that the practice of offsetting impacts to biodiversity is widespread. And while national, regional and local practices … Continue reading

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Compensation for biodiversity losses: can varied approaches deliver?

This article was first published in the Biodiversity Offsets blog.   Off­set­ting bio­di­ver­sity: wide­spread and varied A visit to the Species­Bank­ing web­site shows that the prac­tice of com­pen­sat­ing for bio­di­ver­sity losses is wide­spread. Off­set­ting bio­di­ver­sity losses is an increas­ingly impor­tant … Continue reading

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Far from sight, close to the heart?

This article was first published in the Historic Futures blog.   The move towards a better understanding of supply chains and the origins of products is predicated on a number of assumptions about the value of that information. Firms are told they should know where … Continue reading

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2017 in review

Happy 2018! I can’t believe 2017 is already gone. Where did all the time go? …well, to be honest I have a pretty good idea where time went last year. Just trying to list the things I have been up … Continue reading

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