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Two Easy Ways To Reduce Single Use Plastic When Buying Lunch

You wouldn't want to be single use plastic right now, it may just be the most hated object on the planet. Once it was hailed as the queen of convenience, enabling us to consume on the move, but its fall from grace now has us acting like it is the plague. Reality is though, plastic…

Warsaw’s Smart Approach To City Transformation

Smart cities are becoming increasingly important as populations continue to grow which requires better management of infrastructure and resources. Cities around the world are creating smart city strategies to ensure sustainable population growth with more efficient use of resources and increased quality of life. However, a smart city strategy is not the silver bullet for…

Talking Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a critical framework for nations around the world to create positive social and environmental change to ensure no one is left behind. Each country faces its own set of challenges and opportunities when translating the SDGs into reality. I met with a local, Turana Alieva who is building a…

Meet The First Social Entrepreneurship Hub In Azerbaijan

About 5 months ago I did not know anything about the country Azerbaijan. However, this all changed on a bus in Germany. Making small talk as we waited for the ever-late Flixbus, I met a guy from Azerbaijan. He told me all about his country, his start-up and how the country needs to focus on…

Mozaik’s Innovative Approach To Empower Bosnia’s Young Entrepreneurs

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country filled with beautiful, untouched nature and very welcoming, hospitable people. However their history is filled with centuries of turmoil. Walking around the streets of Sarajevo, buildings are riddled with bullet holes alongside monuments and graffiti remembering those lost in the Yugoslav war in the 1990s.  Rebuilding the country is…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating place. The war from the 1990s has left challenges for the economy and society. Tourism has become a strong part of their economic recovery and bullet holes still riddle many of the prominent buildings in Sarajevo and other major cities. Although a small population of about 3.5 million people,…

The Tech Boom Boosting Bosnia’s Economy

Rebuilding an economy after war requires a range of institutions including, Government, business, Not For Profits and civil society to work together. For Bosnia and Herzegovina, some institutions have been more effective than others. Tourism has become a key growth industry with people from around the world coming to Mostar and Sarajevo to learn about…

Beyond Meat: The Future of Protein is Here

All of my close family and friends know one thing about me, I love meat! However since starting Planet B Insights (and for sporadic periods prior) I became a vegetarian. This is due to the heavy contribution the meat production industry has on climate change. As our planet faces more challenges with growing population, rise…

4 Ingredients That Put Barcelona On The Startup Map

The culture of Barcelona draws people from around the world. With incredible buildings, great food and amazing night life, Barcelona attracts 32 million tourists per year. With a population of approximately 1.6 million people, the streets are an endless stream of foreign selfie takers and food connoisseurs.  Barcelona is also home to La Sagrada Familia…

Polymateria: Redesigning Plastic to Solve The Plastic Epidemic

A little while ago I went to the Knowledge Into Action Forum, which was run by ABIS (Academy of Business in Society) and hosted at the Unilever training centre. The focus was collaborating on how to drive innovation by putting sustainability at the core of business and research practices. The day was a mix of…