What is sustainable business innovation? (free presentation)

Here’s a link to a presentation embedded also below on “What is sustainable business innovation?” It’s an impossible question to answer given all the definitions (see slides for that) but I’ve given it a try using practical examples of product, service, process and strategy innovation, such as they are. Look forward to any comments as…

Lecture eight – Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Innovation

Here’s lecture eight from my current series at Birkbeck and Kings College. This week, innovation. Advertisements. Upcoming Innovation Forum conferences: Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing – 16th – 17th March 2015 (London) Learn how leading companies managing sourcing risk and engage the supply chain with: Kering, M&S, Ikea, CottonConnect, Marks Work Wearhouse, Lindex, Gina Tricot, BCI and…

Ten key lessons on sustainable innovation

I recently moderated a session on business models and innovation at the Centre for Sustainable Design’s conference titled “Collaboration, Co-creation & New Business Models” and organised by Martin Charter. More about it all can be found here. Here below are Martin’s ten key take aways from the conference. Foresight: adaption to climate change, circular economy &…

Sustainability and innovation, how far have we come?

Coke’s innovation conference, opening session I’ve been pondering this question since yesterday when I attended the Coca-Cola Enterprises / Economist Intelligence Unit conference on sustainable innovation in London. From the presentations, and in general, there seems to be innovation, depending on how you define it, in the following areas: – Recycling (Coca-Cola, Umicore) – Services…

Where in the world is SME eco-innovation taking place?

As some readers know, with some colleagues at Stakeholder Intelligence (my other company) I am co-authoring a report for the United Nations Environment Programme on eco-innovation in SMEs around the world. We’ve been scouring the planet for our ten forthcoming case studies. So I thought I’d share with you where we are getting the most…