Year: 2013

Banks and greenwash

Banks and greenwash

All four major Australian banks make strong claims to sustainable status. The ANZ Bank claims carbon-neutrality. At the same time it is happy to fund enormous coal projects if they are approved by governments. This myopia, which quarantines sustainability to its internal operations, and leaves its investment and loan portfolios on business as usual terms, […]

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Publication of ‘The Fractured Workplace And Its Remedies’ eBook

Publication of ‘The Fractured Workplace And Its Remedies’ eBook

I have edited all the work done on this blog on the open ‘Fractured Workplace’ into a final version, which has now been published on the major online book sites. You can find it on Amazon, Kobo and other sites.

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Moving to renewables: some accounting

Moving to renewables: some accounting

It’s been noted before that moving in a serious way to renewable energy sources is a formidable undertaking not just in the social, political and legal developments that would be required, but in the energy and materials demand it would impose.

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Crowd-sourcing investment model for funding renewables

Crowd-sourcing investment model for funding renewables

Here is a NYT report on the company Mosaic which uses an online platform to match investors to investment projects in solar technology.  It takes a fee for each investment placed.  Although in its early stages, the model has attracted support, and is generating above average returns for investors.  Its model is similar to well-established […]

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The loneliness of the long-distance CEO

The loneliness of the long-distance CEO

Here is a report on a recent study of CEO health and well-being.  Unsurprisingly it finds that most CEO’s, particularly of major corporations, feel isolated, under intolerable strain, under constant scrutiny, and unsupported.  They are likely to become inward looking, to stop listening to the external world, and hence to focus on their own ambition […]

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