Climate Action & A Sustainable Future

WORN AGAIN TECHNOLOGIES: THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY

When Dr Adam Walker discovered a way of separating polymers by dissolving them, he had little idea that the technology might have the potential to transform the textiles industry, among others.

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: AN EVENING WITH AL GORE

In the middle of a torrential downpour in London, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage at the Emmanuel Centre to speak about the current state of the climate crisis and to raise awareness and support for The Climate Reality Project.

PETER FLAVEL, CEO, COUTTS: “YOU CAN BE COMMERCIAL WHILST ALSO HAVING A STRONG PURPOSE”

To celebrate ‘A Sustainable Life’, our podcast series created in partnership with Coutts, we chatted with Peter Flavel, the institution’s CEO, about balancing profit with purpose and staying relevant in a fast-changing world.

MEET THE YOUNG ACTIVISTS FIGHTING FOR THEIR FUTURE

For London Climate Week, we invited four youthactivists (all under 23-years-old) working to tackle climate change to The Conduit, to share their missions, methods andchallenges. Here, they reflect on why they first became involved with environmental activism and share their calls toaction for the wider community.

HANLI PRINSLOO: ‘WE’RE FOSTERING A NEW GENERATION OFOCEAN GUARDIANS’

As a champion freediver, Hanli Prinsloo knows a thing or two about the extreme importance of protecting our oceans.After hosting an evening of yoga, breathwork, lung expansion and ocean inspiration for the Conduit community, Hanlispoke to us about the meditative power of freediving, her work with underprivileged coast communities and hermemorable encounter with a blue whale.

BEN LINES: “SUSTAINABLE LIVING IS GOING TO MOVE FROM A TREND TO A NECESSITY”

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Ben Lines is at the forefront of a new wave of creative culinary minds combining impeccable food with sustainability. We speak to him about his zero-plastic policy, his signature cooking style and building a welcoming work environment.

10 TIPS FOR BECOMING AN ACTIVIST IN 2020

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As issues around climate change, migration, inequality and discrimination dominate our day to day, it’s easy to get despondent. However, there’s always something we can do to tackle global problems – and what better time to start than at the beginning of a new decade?

WHAT WE MUST LEARN FROM MAURITIUS’ WORST OIL SPILL DISASTER

Mauritius is currently experiencing its worst oil spill ever recorded following the grounding of the wide bulk Carrier ‘MV Wakashio’ on the 25th of July in the South East part of the island. Twelve days later, fuel from the carrier started to leak into the reef lagoon causing the Mauritian government to declare a state of environmental emergency.

FROM MONOLOGUE TO DIALOGUE: RECONNECTING WITH NATURE AT A TIME OF CRISIS

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has spent longer than most reflecting on the awe-inspiring power of nature. In this article, he shares his thoughts on what the coronavirus crisis might be trying to tell us.

MOBILITY AFTER THE CORONA CRISIS: FAST-FORWARDED ELECTRIC REVOLUTION?

The corona crisis and associated lockdown measures brought everyday life and mobility to a standstill. In addition, mobility has been undergoingstructural change for some years on the back of various societal and technological trends. Norbert Ruecker, Head of Economics and Next GenerationResearch at Julius Baer, takes a closer look at the crisis as a catalyst for change and at how different the future could look.