Businesses ‘can lead on global goals’
Businesses have a $12trn opportunity in their response to the challenges set by the UN’s global goals, a London conference heard last week – with the UK government and its agencies still lagging behind on meeting the objectives by the target date of 2030. (more…)
Smart firms making good energy great
Making energy sustainable is one of the great challenges of our times. Where other countries once led on innovation, the UK is finally catching up, with eye-catching and impactful new initiatives from startups and others. Andrew Huddart highlights some differing responses.
£450K scales tech for good ventures
Three fast-rising UK tech for good ventures are set to accelerate as a result of new funding worth £450,000 from Nominet Trust’s social tech growth programme. The trust says the success of the three has convinced it to provide extra funding to support further growth and development. (more…)
MyAgenda: Hayden Wood
Bulb aims to give consumers a choice of energy they haven’t had before. A registered B Corp, Bulb also has purpose built in to its objectives. Earlier this month the firm picked up a DigitalAgenda Impact Award for places and climate. Co-founder Hayden Wood takes our 10-question test.
Smit: amazing time to be alive
In an inspirational talk on a truly inspirational afternoon at last week’s Impact Awards, Sir Tim Smit, the co-founder of the Eden Project, took the audience on an anecdotal journey that covered a violin-player’s synesthesia, dinosaur turds and the awe and fascination of holding a meteorite older than planet earth itself. (more…)