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  • 8 Tips for Sustainable Festivities 

    06 Dec 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    With Christmas around the corner we thought we’d put together a few ideas to get you inspired for an environmentally friendly festive period.  1. Rent a tree Renting christmas trees has become an incr ...
  • Well, running a business in a green and ethical way has to cover a lot of bases. It can be difficult to untangle all the information about this so we thought we’d put a whole bunch of helpful tips tog ...
  • In order for us to create meaningful change we need to prioritise engaging with people. We need to move people away from fear towards empowerment, from worry to action.  There are a lot of people who ...
  • Frustration and progress at COP27

    18 Nov 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    As the delegates reconvened in Sharm El Sheikh for the start of COP27 last week, a huge list of so far unfulfilled pledges lay around them, most notably the £89 billion ($100 billion) that was promise ...
  • ESG… and B?

    10 Nov 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    Now that ESG has more or less reached the mainstream, calls are growing to include biodiversity within its policies. We have previously written about biodiversity’s relationship with finance, and this ...
  • We sat down with Betta Maggio, CEO and Founder of U-Earth Biotech at Reset Connect London this year, here’s what she told us…  What does U-Earth Biotech do?  U-Earth Biotech is a biotech company that ...
  • Moderator: Toni Coulson, Head of Forward Flow Lending - Starling Bank Pamela Jouven, Director - SME Climate Hub Giulio Berruti, Director - Business for Social Responsibility Sat Pillai, Chair of the E ...
  • Anthony Rose, Founder and CEO of Seedlegals, presented us with his 10 most important insights for closing your funding round. What were our biggest takeaways?  Think of yourself not only as an investo ...
  • Moderated by Anna Abdelnoor, Co-Founder - isla Lara Sharrock, Sustainability Director - Superunion Danielle Mulder, Sustainability Director - BBC Group Louisa Ziane, Co-founder and Chief Operating Off ...
  • 80% of people will live in cities by 2080, c 10 bn people in c 10,000 cities. Cities are the concentrations of our people, the clusters of our economy, trade, and jobs, and the hubs of our infrastruct ...
  • WWF Chief Executive, Tanya Steele’s keynote was an inspiring call to action for a new green job market. Read an abridged version below..  WWF’s Living Planet Report of 2020 showed that global wildlife ...
  • Climate technology is often seen as the silver bullet when it comes to tackling climate change. With booming investment and increasing commitments around net zero, the big bet is how quickly we can ad ...
  • We launched Reset Connect London in June 2022 and as a launch event had no previous year emissions to benchmark or try and reduce against. However, we wanted to be as low carbon as possible to do our ...
  • RAIN (the Regenerative Agroforestry Impact Network) was started by Danny Diskin after going to visit a river in Brazil that was “a haven for frogs and dragonflies” to find “the stream that I loved ver ...
  • We all - largely - agree that action on climate change, and addressing the social implications of those actions, is needed. But what’s holding us back? The problem isn’t setting targets, businesses an ...
  • The UN High Seas Treaty has been negotiated for 10 years and still no agreement has been reached. The UN has agreed to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030, but without a treaty, there will be no ...
  • Strategic Update from Greater London Authority

    23 Aug 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    We were delighted that Catherine Barber, Environment and Energy at Greater London Authority, outlined Sadiq Khan’s net zero plan for London at Reset Connect 2022.
  • We’ve been seeing more and more extreme weather recently. The BBC has reported that the number of places around the world reaching 50C has doubled since the 1980s. Dr Friederike Otto from the Universi ...
  • Claire O'Neill, Co-Chair - World Business Council for Sustainable Development & Ex COP26 President-Designate Claire is the reason COP26 was brought to the UK, to Glasgow. The aim of her session is to ...
  • On 19th July, Lincolnshire reached 40.3C becoming the highest UK temperature on record. England, Scotland and Wales have all beaten their national heat records this summer. With heatwave blending into ...
  • What follows is a transcribed version of Kate Raworth's Opening Keynote at Reset Connect 2022.  This century has begun with repeated crises - financial lockdown, climate and ecological breakdown and C ...
  • The US$3 million global award scales impact of winners in Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools categories. The Zayed Sustainability Prize, bronze sponsor at Reset Connect London, is the ...
  • Clean air day - 16th June - 15% off

    16 Jun 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    The theme for this year's Clean Air Day is “Air pollution dirties every organ in your body. Take steps to improve your health this Clean Air Day.”  Now in its sixth year, Clean Air Day is the UK’s lar ...
  • With 1 week to go until Reset Connect London, the flagship event to London Climate Action Week, we want to give you an overview of who you can expect to meet at the event.  The event will host 100+ ex ...
  • The Case for Net-Zero Collaboration – Examples from Schneider Electric

    14 Jun 2022 Ryan O’Neill, Principal, Sustainability Consulting UKI, Schneider Electric
    In order to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, net-zero by mid-century is the common imperative of businesses and governments. The past few years have seen the rise – and fall – of climate op ...
  • Who’s speaking at Reset Connect London 2022?

    14 Jun 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    We’re 2 weeks away from Reset Connect London, the flagship event for London Climate Action Week. So we thought now would be a good time to give you a run down of who you can expect to hear from.  The ...
  • Today is World Oceans Day! A day seeking to promote the UN’s SDG’s with a particular focus on the oceans. World Oceans Day’s current 30x30 campaign aims to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030. ...
  • On Sunday, World Environment Day was hosted in Sweden! This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment which was held in Stockholm and is general ...
  • Forbes has reported that according to a new study by Oracle and Pamela Rucker from Harvard Professional Development, 78% of those surveyed are frustrated with the lack of progress made by businesses o ...
  • Coldplay’s Inspirationally Sustainable Tour

    13 May 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    In 2019, Coldplay announced they wouldn’t tour unless they could do it sustainably. A year later, Foals keyboardist Edwin Congreave, told the BBC, “I think that it would be quite easy for us and a lot ...
  • According to a new World Meteorological Organization report we are fast approaching the 1.5C warming limit, with a 50% likelihood of this happening within the next five years. Until 2015, there was a ...
  • In 2019, the government released their Green Finance Strategy, which set out a series of commitments to be made by the finance industry in order to foster a sustainable future. It was about aligning t ...
  • ESG Goals Are An Opportunity For Growth

    04 May 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    According to Sustainability Magazine, sustainable investments account for $30 trillion. The sustainable investment and business sector has grown 68% since 2014 and continues to expand.  ESG goals and ...
  • On the 20th April, a coalition of over 1000 businesses including The Body Shop, Innocent Drinks and Anglian Water, converged on Westminster for ‘Better Business Day’. They were calling for the introdu ...
  • Yesterday, Reuters reported that Russian energy company, Gazprom, has told PGNiG, a Polish oil and gas company, that it would stop supplying through the Yamal pipeline. This comes into effect today. T ...
  • Innovations in Green Building

    26 Apr 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    A green building, from its design to its operations, works with the natural environment to have a positive environmental and social impact for its occupants but also inspires revitalisation in the loc ...
  • Some hopeful news coming to you this Earth Day... in a bid to make the UK a world leader in fighting climate change, the government has revealed plans for a Natural History GCSE by 2025. It is clear t ...
  • At COP26, Rishi Sunak claimed that the UK was going to become the world's first net-zero finance centre. This came as the Treasury announced plans to make all financial institutions with shares on the ...
  • Can Cryptocurrencies Be Sustainable?

    19 Apr 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    With controversy around the high energy use of cryptocurrencies, we think an interesting and relevant question to ask is, can cryptocurrencies be sustainable? Leafscore.com has considered this questio ...
  • Launched in 2018, Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Barcodes’ campaign looks at how the supply chains of major supermarkets respect human rights. The rating focused on five supermarkets, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, Sain ...
  • Challenges That Inhibit Decarbonisation

    12 Apr 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    If we are to reach net zero by 2030 we need to make big structural changes to how we run our societies. This ‘decarbonisation’ is the process of shifting away from fossil fuels towards low-carbon alte ...
  • With a growing customer demand for ethical business practises some of the world's biggest companies have launched social impact initiatives. Sustainability Magazine has put together a list of some of ...
  • Who Are The Renewable Energy Innovators?

    06 Apr 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    When it comes to renewable energy we are not where we need to be. But some countries are doing better than others and some companies are innovating ways to get round the roadblocks to mass adoption. I ...
  • An Introduction to Ethical Investing

    31 Mar 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    In 2019, BlackRock predicted that investments in ESG (environmental, social, governance) funds would rise above $400 billion over the next ten years. And in 2020, the Guardian reported that ethical in ...
  • According to The Carbon Footprint Sham by Mark Kaufman, an article published by Mashable, BP hired advertisers to popularise the term ‘carbon footprint’ to place the blame for global warming on the pu ...
  • The world's population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. This will push our already overburdened ecosystem and agricultural industry to the brink unless we do something to revolutionise how ...
  • Often our failure to lead sustainable lives is boiled down to a lack of motivation. However using behavioural science we can understand it in more nuanced terms. We all know that we need to adapt how ...
  • 10 Net Zero and Carbon Offsetting Myths Busted

    17 Mar 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    Every business's journey towards net zero needs to take advantage of carbon offsetting. It is the most effective and immediate step a business can take to improve their carbon footprint. Despite its m ...
  • SDG’s Winners and Losers, part 2

    15 Mar 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    The new report from the IPCC is a much needed call to action. It says by the end of the century 50-75% of people will be exposed to deadly heat stress, 8% of farmland will become climatically unsuitab ...
  • Digital technology makes up 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is shockingly double that of the airline industry. Since the start of the pandemic our reliance on digital technology has inc ...
  • This week the events industry will gather for International Confex, the largest event for event organisers in the UK. With thousands of people travelling to this show, perhaps now is a good time to re ...
  • Linking Executive Pay to ESG Based Targets

    01 Mar 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    Corporations are beginning to realise that how they treat the planet will impact their bottom line and so are looking to find ways of embedding climate consciousness into the running of their companie ...
  • As we face a certain future of climate change, it is becoming clear that our education system has so far failed to properly prepare students for that future. There have been calls for sustainability a ...
  • UK Councils Climate Action Plans

    15 Feb 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    Councils have the ability and authority to set out plans and provide sustainable infrastructure that will allow individuals to live environmentally friendly lives. In recent years councils have been w ...
  • Due to the pressures that humans have imposed on the planet since the Industrial Revolution, many scientists believe we are entering the sixth mass-extinction in the earth's history. In recent years t ...
  • SDG’s: the Winners and Losers, part 1

    31 Jan 2022 Pippy Stephenson
    What are SDGs? The 17 SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals were agreed upon by the United Nation Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a collabora ...
  • The Climate Tech start-up landscape, disruptors & funding

    24 Jan 2022 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    To achieve international net-zero targets and prevent global temperature increases above 1.5 °C, every sector of the global economy needs to be transformed as soon as possible. The response to this ch ...
  • The next decade will be the single most important decade in defining our future climate. One of the key actors in this period is the finance industry; controlling $70.75 trillion in equity markets, $4 ...
  • We all love an events industry gathering, especially one with purpose! With 175 event companies committed and support from more than 110 others this is fast becoming a FOMO-inducing events industry ge ...
  • The annual ritual has begun, what changes and goals will we set this year; dry January, Veganuary, to lose weight, take up a hobby, clear out the loft, buy less plastic. We set ourselves objectives to ...
  • Innovations in Food Supply Chains

    05 Jan 2022 Simona Sdao
    BREXIT and COVID induced staff shortages have brought a lot of attention to supply chain issues, whilst also causing waves of panic buying and anxiety in the public. This did not only happen in the UK ...
  • From climate change protests to the condemning IPCC report to all the build-up pre and post COP26 in Glasgow, there’s been much buzz around environmental action. Climate figures varying from activist ...
  • There is no escaping the facts. Every business journey to Net Zero has to include carbon offsetting. This is the most effective and immediate step a business can take to rapidly improve their carbon f ...
  • Evolving technology, continuing lockdowns and a fraught economic climate have paved the way for more digital businesses. According to new research, more than 85,000 businesses launched online stores o ...
  • Did you know digital emissions are the same as the entire airline industry! Lockdowns and Covid life have forced many businesses to reduce their business related travel and therefore see carbon emissi ...
  • Corporate barriers to net zero adoption

    19 Nov 2021 Maya Mhatre
    Whose responsibility is it to get corporates and small business owners to switch? Should energy providers, electric vehicle retailers, building energy solutions etc be more incentivised to drive up th ...
  • As COP26 comes to an end, we are left with a raft of new pledges and collaborative efforts to tackle some of the world's most pressing environmental issues. Sir David Attenborough told delegates that ...
  • Activist Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders for their lack of action in the fight against climate change at the Youth4Climate Conference in Milan.  In a scathing critique, Thunberg said “They’ve now ...
  • The answer is YES….unless you’re stuck in the 20th century! Long gone are the days where you can grow a business without worrying about the damage you cause in the process of success. There has long b ...
  • Sustainability consciousness is finally beginning to spread to all aspects of life from consumer attitude to business to, maybe quicker than anywhere, the finance & investment sector. The long-held be ...
  • Starting up a business is never an easy task: in 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%. Research shows 21.5% of startups fail in the first year, 30% in the second year, 50% in the fifth ye ...
  • Rental is quickly emerging as one of the best ways to transition to a circular economy. We discussed the benefits of a circular economy model in our article 'Circular economy explained; is it the futu ...
  • We present to you: The Phantom Planter! Dubbed as an environmental superhero, the Phantom Planter started to appear in Belfast in housing estates, community gardens and the Mourne Mountains leaf-ing b ...
  • How to make your purpose-led business successful

    07 Sep 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    Once you have created a purpose-led business and start operations, what can you do to ensure growth? How can your business grow to the heights achieved by famous purpose-led businesses like The Body S ...
  • When life gives you mangoes, make a fruit leather bag?

    06 Sep 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    If you ever wondered how to tackle food waste whilst alleviating the impact of the leather industry (who hasn’t wondered about this very specific issue before) then look no further than Fruitleather R ...
  • Why is food waste a problem?

    02 Sep 2021 Simona Sdao
    Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion. Meanwhile, about 800 million people around the world starve or suffer from sev ...
  • In the UK, efforts to decrease building related emissions has been very slow in the last 10 years with only a 10% reduction. This stalled effort together with the increasing likelihood of extreme weat ...
  • From a single act of picking up trash to the creation of a national community dedicated to connecting and caring for nature, meet 42 year old mountain bike enthusiast Dom Ferris, the man behind the mo ...
  • Greening an event involves a concerted effort across vendors and supply chains to help transform an industry. Many factors need to be taken into account such as: venue, accomodation, food and beverage ...
  • We all know that business adoption of sustainable practices is the biggest driver to achieving net-zero goals given the global reach and influence of some businesses, which governments do not usually ...
  • Meet Ryan Honary, a 14 year old student living in California. Ryan fell into programming very early in life. He learnt Python and Javascript at an after school programme and began creating his own web ...
  • We have 4 years left to combat climate change, what next?

    19 Aug 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    We only have 4 years to meet the 1.5 degree target according to Science Alert and the latest IPCC report. Human-induced climate weather extremes are impacting us today across the globe. Following the ...
  • What is a value chain? The value chain is the entire life cycle of a product, from the conception and raw materials to distribution, the end user and disposal. Whereas a supply chain is the systems an ...
  • How to scale through collaboration

    05 Aug 2021 Simona Sdao
    Although we are now accustomed to hearing terms such as ‘climate change’, ‘pollution’ ‘environmental crisis’ or ‘global warming’, not everyone takes action in support of them. At Reset Connect, we bel ...
  • Rental is quickly emerging as one of the best ways to transition to a circular economy. We discussed the benefits of a circular economy model in our previous article 'Circular economy explained; is it ...
  • Clean energy: future energy solutions for business

    29 Jul 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    For our session ‘Clean Energy: Future Energy Solutions for Business,’ we were joined by moderator Amy Marshall, Director & Energy Lead at KPMG; Chris Bowden, Managing Director of Squeaky; Juliet Daven ...
  • For too long we have been accustomed to think of banking and financial institutions as soulless, profit-driven capitalist machines. But does it really need to be this way?  As part of London Climate A ...
  • As part of London Climate Action Week 2021, Reset Connect hosted a virtual event on the impact of the EV transition on businesses. We had the opportunity to hear from five experts who have successfull ...
  • At Reset Connect, we aim to build sustainability through collaboration: we do so by building a business case for sustainability and by partnering with businesses who we trust are a force for good. We ...
  • Circular economy explained; is it the future of business?

    20 Jul 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    You may have heard of the circular economy.  This model proposes a regenerative, economic system that benefits businesses and the environment echoing self-replenishing circular systems found in nature ...
  • Purpose-Led business: winning formulas to close the loop

    05 Jul 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    Our first ever London Climate Action Week kicked off with our webinar on ‘Purpose-Led Business: Winning Formulas to Close the Loop’ featuring six experts from various backgrounds, who are all innovati ...
  • With the U.K. announcement to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030 now has never been a better time to evaluate your vehicle fleet strategy. And there are significant benefits to switchi ...
  • The fashion industry has a pretty huge carbon footprint estimated to be around 10% of total emissions. Turning the industry on its head by renting, rather than buying, clothes could be one way to redu ...
  • The event industry continues to be hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. No other industry is so fundamentally built around human interaction, whether it be crowds providing the magic touch to a sporting ...
  • Climate change is starting to give portfolio managers sleepless nights as its potential and real effects start to hit home. It is already changing how businesses are operating, governments legislating ...
  • Renewable energy and the pathway for business

    10 Jun 2021 Lakshmi Gunaratnasingam
    Switching to renewable energy is a critical part of any businesses plans to reach net zero, but misconceptions around what it entails and perceived costs remain barriers. Let’s explore the steps busin ...
  • Whose responsibility is sustainability?

    08 Jun 2021 Sazaff Rahman
    Four people walk into a bar, a CEO, HR officer, manufacturing manager and consumer. Before they order, the bartender asks: “Which one of you is responsible for sustainability?” Everyone points at each ...
  • It’s fair to say that Hydrogen has never been so hot. Let’s take a look at this fuel that promises so much and what industries are likely to take it up as a new fuel source. What is it? Hydrogen is a ...
  • We’ve all heard the term Greenwashing before. First coined by environmentalist Jay Westerveld in 1986, after visiting Hawaii and being struck by a sign in a hotel he’d snuck into to steal a towel whic ...
  • Global governments are starting to pick up the pace around climate change. Whether it’s Biden’s pledge to reduce U.S. emissions by 50% by 2030 or Boris’ to reduce the U.K’s by 78% by 2035, there is a ...
  • Since the 1960s climate scientists have had a strong consensus around the science of climate change and warned us of its disastrous effects. However, transforming this insight into consumer demand for ...
  • Design is a fundamental element of pretty much every aspect of our world today. It makes life a bit easier for us all. But for a long time, it has forgotten a vital element; our planet and its finite ...
  • 5 Sustainability mistakes to avoid

    26 Apr 2021 Luke Baker
    It’s been impossible to miss in the headlines, whether it be Microsoft targeting to go Carbon Negative or Brewdog announcing the creation of a Scottish forest (don’t worry you don’t need to grow a for ...
  • Tomorrow is Earth Day, first started on April 22nd 1970 when over 20 million people took to the streets across the United States to protest against the environmental destruction taking place across th ...
  • So much of the modern society we all experience today is built around this idea of consumerism. In short, consumerism says it is good for us to buy and use a large quantity of goods and services. But ...
  • Social value is a term that has started to be thrown around a lot by organisations today but what is it really? And how is it linked with the environmental crisis we find ourselves in? We are all fami ...
  • As we accelerate toward a net-zero future our energy mix is irrevocably changing. This shake-up however is also bringing with it another fundamental question. Could the reliance on national energy sup ...
  • We recently caught up with Tim Keaveny, Founder of Homethings, a purpose-led brand, offering dissolvable tablet based cleaning products that aim to reduce the amount of household plastic used.  We fin ...
  • So where are the UK and our European neighbours on climate change currently? It’s difficult to keep up with the different pledges taken by governments, over what timeframes and importantly whether any ...
  • Back in November, it was announced by the UK government that there would be a full ban on cars powered exclusively by petrol or diesel by 2030 with a follow-on ban on hybrids by 2035. A significant de ...
  • From Microsoft to Unilever and Stripe, they all have one thing in common, they’re striving to drive sustainability across their businesses. We’ll take a look at how all these leading companies are app ...
  • Plastic is all around us. It’s in our clothes and toys, as well as our furniture, cars and cell phones. If you want an example of how much it dominates the products we buy take a look at cars, plastic ...
  • Starting to reduce your companies carbon footprint can feel like a daunting task with various different approaches being taken by business today. There are however some simple steps companies are taki ...
  • In 10 years’ time, sustainability will be seen as business as usual, it’s fast becoming central to today’s business DNA. It offers new approaches to reduce costs, create competitive advantage, drive new revenues and ultimately survival.