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The Sustainable Futures Report

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Apr 24, 2015

When British prime minister Harold Macmillan was asked by a journalist what was most likely to blow governments off course, he responded "Events, dear boy, events."

He wasn't talking exactly about the shows, exhibitions and conferences that we class as events, but there's still no doubt that a bad event - an event which...

Apr 17, 2015

In some parts of the US and in some parts of the UK government, "Sustainability" is a dirty word. But not at Sustainability Live at the NEC next week, and not at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Tim Balcon, CEO of iema, spoke to me about how the institute is developing and how it's facing up to...

Apr 10, 2015

Maggie Smallwood of Biovale tells us about this world-class cluster of scientists, researchers and producers, and how they are replacing petrochemicals with natural products as the source of feedstocks for the future. Based in Yorkshire and open for business to the world. Go to to learn more and find...

Apr 3, 2015

At the Merchant Taylors' Scientific Lecture Dr Roddy Vann explained how nuclear fusion could provide safe, clean and cheap energy. Lord Redesdale spoke at the North West Sustainable Business Quarterly meeting last month and told us why an energy crisis is just round the corner. Read "Sustainable Energy without the Hot...