Tirana’s Comprehensive Plan For a Sustainable Future

Tirana is a beautiful city in Albania with layers of history still painted on the buildings through architecture and design. I spent a whole day walking through the streets of Tirana searching for some of 750 000 bunkers scattered across the country from a previous leader who was paranoid of an enemy that didn’t exist.…

How ESADE is Building the Leaders of Tomorrow

Education is critical for the next generation of business leaders to understand how to balance purpose and profit. Around the world, universities are coupling research with curriculum to help students build not just knowledge but also the skills required to tackle social issues in a business environment.  ESADE, in Spain is ranked in the top 25…

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,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Milan

Other than being the fashion capital, Milan is full of side streets with exhibitions, museums, statues and amazing food! I spent a week here exploring the interesting city and getting inspired about how they are creating a city that is ready for future trends including population growth and air pollution. Sustainable Food Around every corner…

Slow Food and the Future of Regional Communities

We all know fast food- food that is processed and made for people on the move, feeding our stomachs and busy lifestyles. However there are implications to the convenience of fast food. Some of the outcomes include poor nutrition, excessive packaging, stress on agricultural supply chains and ultimately a societal disconnection to food.  The ‘fast…

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…

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption…

The Innovative Global Network Tackling Climate Change

Summer in Spain is in full swing and the days seem to keep getting hotter and hotter, with extreme weather events like heat waves becoming the norm. On a hot Spanish day in Valencia, I was fortunate enough to meet with Jose-Luis Muñoz, the Director of EIT Climate KIC in Spain. Instead of being in a…

5 Ways the Spanish Government is Leading the Global Goals Agenda

With just over 10 years to go to reach the United Nations' The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strong and urgent action must be taken now. There are 17 goals that create a global blueprint to ensure no one is left behind, focusing on protecting people and planet in all forms across the world. The goals…