"If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together." It’s an African proverb quoted recently by Zahid Torres-Rahman, founding director of Business Fights Poverty in a Q+A round-up on Guardian Sustainable Business
When it comes to sustainability thinking, there’s one thing we can say with certainty. It doesn’t stand still. New ideas. New ways of looking at how we interact with each other and with our physical environment. New approaches to how we can put right what we’ve put wrong in the past. For example…
At Article 13, we have long argued that attitudes and behaviours are as crucial to a truly sustainable future as technological innovation. But we have always fully appreciated the importance of technological innovation. And two recently reported-on developments are particularly worthy of mention
Despite so many best efforts being made by so many, it is still sadly true that high level corruption, avoidable armed conflict, human exploitation and environmental degradation on a seriously large scale are very much a part of our world. And, paradoxically perhaps, the biggest problems often occur when the potential for something truly beneficial is at its greatest.
While it’s undeniably true that some of the world’s most high profile businesses are undertaking – and very effectively communicating – some exciting, innovative and important sustainability initiatives, it’s important to remember that global economic activity isn’t all glossy
The importance of social media in the sustainability communications mix is becoming more and more widely appreciated. These days, if you’re not blogging, tweeting and facebooking, the risk is that your stakeholders will fail to notice all the big, important stuff that you’re doing. And you won’t get the full credit you deserve.