Five Ways We Are Continuing Our Journey To The Stars

Astronauts: Brains on zero gravity
Humankind has always had their faces turned towards the stars. The art of astrology has been floating around human culture since the Babylonians created the first astrological system in the 2nd millennium BC. The ancient Egyptians used their knowledge of astronomy to plan the construction of the Great Pyramids with impressive accuracy. Continue reading “Five Ways We Are Continuing Our Journey To The Stars”

Five Companies Poised To Tackle The Plastic Crisis

Tackling the plastic crisis
Plastic is the current super villain in the global sustainability war. And people are sitting up and starting to take action.

  • Just a few weeks ago, France announced plans to set penalties on products packaged in non-recyclable plastic – a huge move in the fight to reduce single use plastic
  • Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic countrywide by 2022. This has been kicked off with an immediate ban in urban Delhi
  • Morocco was the second highest largest plastic bag consumer, behind the United States. Well, not anymore. The government has now banned plastic bags of all types, focusing not just on the use of plastic bags, but also the presence and productions of bags in Morocco

In the face of any great challenge, comes infinite opportunities for innovation to overcome it. Global sustainability and the ‘Plastic Crisis’ is no different. At the start of the year, we wrote about five amazing companies taking an innovative approach to waste. We thought it was time to revisit what the world has been doing to vanquish the plastic villian!

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Build Your Business Like A Scientist

The Business Of Science

By Courtney McLauchlan, Consultant

One might think that a science lab and an innovation agency have little in common, but many are surprised at how transferable a scientific mindset is to a business environment.

Over the past few months, we have been exploring how we can apply a scientific mindset to the way we do business, so we are able to continuously improve in an informed way.  Coming from a scientific background (I have a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biochemistry), I have always framed challenges as an opportunity to test and learn so I have been working on bringing this approach to life in the office. An experiment on experimentation so to speak. Continue reading “Build Your Business Like A Scientist”