8 Tips For a Plastic Free Lifestyle

This month is Plastic Free July, so what better time to start a deep dive into my rubbish bin waste! I care about the environment and have already made some steps to reduce my impact so I thought going plastic free would be an easy next step. But the reality is that since moving to…

5 Ways To Bring the Circular Economy Into Your Life

As Plastic Free July hits for another year, I am becoming hyper aware of the plastic I consume and the alternatives available. This 'zero waste mindset' is something I see more and more people adopting in their lives. I was on a walking tour in Madrid recently and started chatting to a French woman about…

How To Fix Capitalism

How did we get to this point in history where 8 men control half of the world's wealth? This statistic seems to always change slightly, but the reality is, there is an insane distribution of wealth within a very small and demographically similar group. Problem 1: Capitalism Works For The Few, Not The Many The…

The Zone Of Hope: How Virtual Reality is Visualising Climate Change

The Aigües de Barcelona (Barcelona Water Authority) are behind the latest virtual reality experience in Barcelona, called The Zone of Hope. However this one has a twist. It is a virtual reality experience about climate change that allows you to travel in time and understand the environmental impacts in 2038, 2068 and 2093. Naturally, this…

Declaring a Climate Emergency as a University: UPF Barcelona

Climate strikes have swept the world recently with Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future demanding action be taken on climate change. The strikes have brought global attention to one of the world’s greatest social and environmental issues of our age. However, what do these strikes mean? Is it just a moment in time,…

Paris Perspectives: Moving Towards a Sustainable Society

We are excited to announce we have an amazing Sustainability Reporter, Nicky Andrews joining the Planet B Insights team! Nicky lives in France and will be sharing her perspectives and experiences of living an environmentally conscious lifestyle in one of the world's most popular cities, Paris.Here is her first post! Do you care greatly about…

Is the Future of Capitalism and Democracy a Ticking Time Bomb?

The Lisbon Investment Summit's (LIS) slogan is #nobullshit. There are so many conferences that entrepreneurs, investors and corporates which lead to little more than stroking of egos and exchanging business cards. LIS 2019 was quite the affair. Over 2 days, about 1500 attendees packed into a former naval rope-making factory in the touristy suburb of…

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…

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…

How One Community Told Google to F***k Off

Let's face it, the big tech companies rule the world. Everything we watch, read and scroll through is controlled by them. However, the people of Kreuzberg, Berlin were sick of it. The tipping point wasn't the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it actually had nothing to do with technology. Google wanted to set up their German office…