October 24, 2019
changing-finance

Changing the financial system

CITIZEN ACTION AND INVESTOR pressure are two key forces creating the shift, according to Felicia Jackson, a senior consultant at Contented Ltd, a communications company focusing on change and innovation.  She says organisations need to tell an authentic story of …

October 24, 2019
climate-emergency-protest

How can councils 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?

October 24, 2019

Doing well by collaborating for good

RESEARCH BY CONSULTANTS Frost & Sullivan and GlobeScan with business network CSR Europe has shone a light on trends in global transformation that are shaping the future of societies and their economies. In 2007, interviews with business leaders around

October 24, 2019
changing-finance

Climate change: the communications imperative

WHEN HURRICANE KATRINA STRUCK the town of New Orleans in the US, in 2005, a major energy company found its operations base under water. As a large automated business, it had a back-up system.  This also flooded and the whole

October 21, 2019
ingredients for low carbon change

Ten ingredients for low carbon change

“The most fruitful developments frequently take place where different lines of thought meet.”

Werner Heisenberg

THIS MAXIM FROM PIONEERING uncertainty physicist Werner Heisenberg can be applied to many situations where we seek to manage change — including sustainable transformation.

Progress …

October 4, 2019

Using storytelling to help achieve goals

Using storytelling to help achieve goals

Is there something in your world that you would like to change?

Are you or your clients struggling to address it?

Perhaps you’ve had some success developing a new skill or prototyping a product?

September 25, 2019
can parks make you happy?

How do scenic places make us happy? What data says.

THERE’S NEW EVIDENCE for the effect of construction and bulldozing on people’s health. It seems we don’t have to visit the mountains to feel a sense of awe and contentment.

Smart apps mapping happiness to crowd-sourced ratings of photographs suggest …

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 19, 2019

Why clients (should) care about assessment

What is assessment and why does it matter to clients?

EVER FELT AN EVENT wasn’t worth your time or money? I’m sure we’ve all attended a workshop or conference that didn’t meet our expectations.

When clients pay for workshops or …

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 13, 2019

Risk or Innovation: a dilemma

With corporates stuck in a 20th century mindset, local government is turning to small business for innovation. Yet councils’ attitude to risk is getting in the way. Eavesdrop on a conversation between a council planner and as startup. …

May 12, 2019

Disrupting Travel

As UK government declares climate change an emergency, one sector of the economy is dragging its feat — and threatening to undo progress already made towards a low carbon economy. Now a group of engineer activists inside the system are …