Bushfire Relief and Action: What we can do for today and the future

Bushfires are currently blazing across an extensive part of Australia. The scale of these bushfires is enormous and unprecedented. For context, the 2019 Amazon fires lost 2.24 million acres. In the past few months, the Australian bushfires across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia burnt over 15 million acres. This is not normal.The level … More Bushfire Relief and Action: What we can do for today and the future

Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

How often do we stop to think about the importance of food in our lives? Having access to healthy, cheap and quality food is fundamental to our overall health and wellbeing. However for billions of people around the world, their cities are not set up for this. I was recently at the Milan Urban Food … More Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

Warsaw’s Smart Approach To City Transformation

Smart cities are becoming increasingly important as populations continue to grow. This 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 … More Warsaw’s Smart Approach To City Transformation

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 … More 5 Ways the Spanish Government is Leading the Global Goals Agenda

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

6 Things We Can Learn From Finland’s Universal Basic Income Experiment

The Universal Basic Income is a concept that has been around for decades, yet it is only now that the conversation is moving to action. The threat of automation on middle-income jobs and the rise of mass unemployment has prompted Governments globally to look at new social welfare models. The reality is, global Governments cannot … More 6 Things We Can Learn From Finland’s Universal Basic Income Experiment

Understanding how the Indian Government enables sustainability

Originally posted in September 2017 by founder, Laura Baker prior to Planet B. As I reached Delhi Airport I was bombarded with messages about clean energy and sustainability. Everything from Total Energy’s commitment to solar energy and ‘clean’ gas to the Government enforcing plastic bag charges in the airport shops. Here I was, coming to India to work with a social enterprise, Pollinate … More Understanding how the Indian Government enables sustainability