The environment, society and business - thinking and acting sustainably makes a positive impact in many areas. Our articles discuss interesting examples and exciting ideas concerning the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability.

Katharine Hayhoe lächelt in die Kamera

"It’s not about saving the planet. It’s about saving ourselves"

Acclaimed climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on the power of honest communication and collective action – and why nature itself is a big part of the solution when it comes to solving the climate and biodiversity crises.
Natural building materials (from left: straw, wood, cork, cob, bamboo)

Modern construction taps natural materials

Travel to Skellefteå, amid the forests and lakes of Northern Sweden, and you’ll soon notice the Sara Cultural Centre. Its 20 storeys rise above the city’s spruce trees; its windows caressed by the winter sun, its sand-colored walls glinting in the snow. But beyond its handsome design...
Design for a garden studio

New AI tools for sustainable construction: Where does it leave architects?

AI is an exciting new resource for the construction industry to create more sustainable buildings. But could AI even replace human architects one day?
A group of small children playing with colourful toys

More than just a playgroup: Lively Minds in Uganda

The NGO Lively Minds empowers children and families in Uganda and Ghana to improve their education, health and quality of life.

Biodiversity is becoming increasingly important

In 1916, in a scientific paper called The Variable Desert, the biologist J. Arthur Harris described in awe the richness and variety of the plant life he had observed in the wild lands around Tucson in Arizona. There was, he wrote, "a flora rich in genera and species and of diverse geographic...
Yvon Chouinard at the beach in California

How to run a company with purpose: Chouinard's Let My People Go Surfing

Patagonia-founder Yvon Chouinard’s autobiography "Let My People Go Surfing" is approaching its twentieth birthday, but still feels revolutionary: that’s a worrying sign.
Reto Knutti, standing on a terrace with Lake Zurich and the university in the background, looks into the camera.

Climate scientist Reto Knutti: Climate policy is domestic policy

Climate scientist Reto Knutti is one of the most in-demand climate experts. We talk to him about giving things up, emotions, net zero and investments.
A man in a suit and tie speaks into a microphone and gestures with his hand.

Financing net zero: opportunities or just higher outlays?

Air is free , but clean air costs - a lot. We sat down with former central banker Mark Carney to get his take on financing the net-zero transition, and the vast benefits ahead if we can get it right.
An Aerones robot is pulled up a wind turbine wheel

Renewable energy and robotics - a powerful combination

Solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants: Renewable power generation is thriving, and so is the industry's need for operation and maintenance providers - particularly using robotics. An interesting investment opportunity?

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