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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…

ReCreate: The Social Enterprise Inspiring Creativity and a Better Planet

Ireland has undertaken a huge transformation since the global financial crisis. In the last few years, unemployment has fallen from about 15% to 5.4% in April 2019. It is expected that unemployment will fall below 5% in the next year, which the country will deem as ‘full employment.’ In an article by the Irish Times,…

Intrapreneurs in Finance: Creating purpose-driven change from within [Guest Blog]

Written by Lydia Hascott, Head of Intrapreneurship (Finance Matters) at The Finance Innovation Lab. Originally featured on Lydia's LinkedIn page. Finance Matters is a community hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab, supporting professionals who are committed to innovating within their organisations so they better serve people and planet. In this blog, Head of Intrapreneurship, Lydia Hascott, shares some…

The Finance Innovation Lab: Changing the Finance System to Strengthen People and Planet

Sitting in a coffee shop in London run by Aussies, I felt a slice of home from the aroma of quality coffee! I was meeting with Lydia Hascott, who is the Head of Intrapreneurship at the Finance Innovation Lab. The Finance Innovation Lab incubates the people, ideas and movements building a financial system that serves…

Sustainable Travel Guide: London

London...The world's most expensive city... Or at least that is the title I am giving it. I spent about 2 weeks there and had the amazing opportunity to meet with a range of leaders from across the business sector who are committed to driving sustainable change in their work. I also had enough time to…

No Free Work: How a Business Became the Face of Freelance Equality

Where do the bounds of social and environmental issues start and end? For some, it is addressing climate change. For others, it is reducing poverty. However, in some cases it can be more nuanced. What happens when a business engages freelancers on an ongoing basis and doesn’t pay them for their services under the guise…

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Capitalism

I recently attended the Responsible Business Forum in Oxford, UK which was run by the Economics of Mutuality and Oxford University. The topic was 'Putting purpose into practice' and it explored how businesses can use their corporate purpose to drive profit that is good for people and the planet. The Economics of Mutuality are a research…