October 24, 2019
climate-emergency-protest

How can we address the climate crisis?

IT’S THE LOCAL TEAMS who, in practice, are saddled with the burden of tackling the climate emergency now declared by more than 1,000 jurisdictions around the world. Where do they start? How can they identify and prioritise the real challenges?

May 11, 2019

Direction reflection

May week 1

THE START OF this month sees the ONTENTE fellowship take a first step on the year’s journey. The new road underfoot seems quite a different challenge, as we tentatively feel our way across several obstacles: the UK …

November 1, 2019
transport revolution

Audio intro: transport rebels

A REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION OF transport planners is bringing new thinking to climate response.  Interview with James Gleave, of Transport Futures. …

October 29, 2019
transport revolution

Audio intro: sustainability goals


EXPLORE THE CHALLENGE FOR transport and energy with cleantech author Felicia Jackson.  To survive and thrive in connected global markets, shrewd businesses now understand they must perform a role in creating a better world.  National and local government have
October 29, 2019

The changing financial markets

sustainable finance report cover

THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS focusing criticism on the financial system.  As investment targets lock-on to sustainable finance, local authorities — for many years working on pollution, poverty, education and more — are having to gear up for a new paradigm …

September 16, 2019

Strategic planning for prosperity and sustainability

To survive and thrive in connected global markets, smart businesses now understand they must play a role in creating a better world. Government can help create an environment to facilitate that.

It’s not only the hard business case that is …

August 13, 2019
engineering platforms for story

Engineering safe platforms for story

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, 
And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

(William Shakespeare,
May 12, 2019

Live webinar

The Hero Hidden Within: Episode 1 of 4 — Monday 13 May 2019, 14:00 – 16:00 UK time. Join live webinar presented by professional script editor, Jaemes Gregory. Add your name to the invite list for Episode 2.…

March 5, 2020
unintended consequences of constraints

The unintended consequences of constraint

May 15, 2020

Sensing change

May 18, 2020

Data dashboard wins American creative award

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ONTENTE team from 2019.

Led by Jaemes, Matt and Felicia, they won an international platinum award for their data dashboard prototype, helping explore business opportunities for low-emissions transport around the world.

AVA Digital Awards, sponsored by the …

January 18, 2020
Sector thought leadership

Generate thought-leadership insights

January 25, 2020
attract event sponsors

Attract event sponsors

February 4, 2020
deepening audience engagement

Deepen audience engagement

February 5, 2020

Sustainable Events ISO20121

October 29, 2019
human dimensions low carbon

The human dimensions of low carbon underwear

unlocking sustainability

REDUCING CARBON IS NOT just about technology.  We need to overcome economic, political and organisational issues too.

That’s three huge Systems, each with a capital ‘S’.  These are the human dimensions of low carbon.

Because these factors are interlinked, changing …

October 30, 2019

Radical thinking

A DEVELOPING COLLECTION OF authors and thinkers whose work connects with ours.  We offer it as a reference to our thinking and for further reading and enquiry.

James Lovelock. Novascene. There’s a new species – going to knock humanity off …

December 11, 2019

Greening finance for global risk

IN SPITE OF THE urgency in the fight against climate change, the system of finance remains stubborn in its tradition of focusing on short-term profit, rather than long-term sustainability of said profits. Our goal is to highlight the radical changes …