Jean Callanan

“A Mindset That Will Change the World” – IKEA’s Goal to be 100% Circular by 2030

Marcus Engman, Creative Director at IKEA, believes a circular mindset can change our world. “We’re moving into a future where waste is the raw material. It’s about designing from the bottom up, and thinking in components,” he says. IKEA are committed to being 100% circular by 2030. I could not have imagined in the early “A Mindset That Will Change the World” – IKEA’s Goal to be 100% Circular by 2030

Schneider Electric – Sustainability as a Competitive Edge and Driver of Growth

Schneider Electric is a brilliant example of a company turning sustainability into a competitive edge and a driver for growth. By embedding sustainability into its operating model, it has created significant competitive differentiation. This is credited with helping this French multinational, which produces specialized digital automation and energy management solutions, grow its annual revenue from Schneider Electric – Sustainability as a Competitive Edge and Driver of Growth

When is Green Not Green?

I love to wear colour – so I have to admit to being more than somewhat taken aback to learn that clothes-dyeing “worldwide, is one of the most polluting industrial processes, causing severe environmental and potential health issues”, that it “causes more than 20 per cent of global industrial water pollution” and that it is When is Green Not Green?

Mighty Buildings – Making House Building More Sustainable

We need more homes and we need to reduce emissions! It’s a conundrum how to address these seemingly contradictory pressures – but the American construction company Mighty Buildings’ innovations may show us a way forward. The building and construction industry accounts for more than a third of the world’s emissions, according to the United Nations. Mighty Buildings – Making House Building More Sustainable