Restoring Nature and Biodiversity Loss Starts with Human Beings

Restoring Nature and Biodiversity Loss Starts with Human Beings By Bronagh Loughlin  The planet’s biodiversity is under threat and the primary culprit is human beings, the ones who depend on it the most. Slowing biodiversity loss is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. However, since we play a big part in creating the problem, it’s become crucial for us to shift our mindsets to become part of the solution.  The term biodiversity is used to describe […]

Recycled Plastics Are Not the Solution to Sustainable Products

Recycled Plastics Are Not the Solution to Sustainable Products By Bronagh Loughlin  The concept of transforming plastic bottles into fabrics and objects is not new. Since the 1990s, brands have been converting recycled plastics into clothing and other such items. However, only now is the trendy recycled PET getting some spotlight and there has been a lot of talk about how it is a sustainable alternative to polyester.   It began with the likes of G-Star […]

Why Recycled PET Will Not Make Your Brand More Sustainable​

Why Recycled PET Will Not Make Your Brand More Sustainable By Bronagh Loughlin In recent years, fast fashion has come under fire for its impact on the environment, its use of low-quality materials and its poor treatment of factory workers. As more and more people become increasingly conscious of what they are buying, in particular, when it comes to clothing, fast fashion brands are looking for ways to improve.  One way many fast fashion houses […]

Our Food Choices Can Make a Difference to the Health of our Planet

Our Food Choices Can Make a Difference to the Health of our Planet By Bronagh Loughlin As people become increasingly curious of food trends and more eco-conscious, we are seeing a surge in plant-based food diets. From supermarkets advertising new plant-based frozen food ranges to fast food restaurants releasing plant-based burgers and influencers posting their plant-based dishes across their feeds, these kinds of diets are becoming rather popular.  For those who do not know, a […]

Why We need to Create Sustainable Aviation & Ways to do so​

Why We need to Create Sustainable Aviation & Ways to do so​ By Bronagh Loughlin Environmental concerns about gaseous emissions, climate change and noise are becoming an increasingly important economic, social and political issue for aviation. Tackling the environment issue is the latest major challenge facing global aviation.   While aviation represents just 2% of global CO2 emissions, air transport generates 0.6 billion tonnes of CO2 per year. If we are to create a more sustainable […]

Sustainable Shipping: How do we Shape the Future of Shipping

Sustainable Shipping: How do we Shape the Future of Shipping? By Bronagh Loughlin  Overseas shipping is the most popular method of transporting materials and goods internationally. In the UK, 90% of what the country consumes has been imported from other countries. This is not just referring to consumer goods but also to dry bulk goods from timber to grain and coal for power stations.   Unfortunately, while shipping is an efficient form of transport, it has […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Make Tourism More Sustainable

The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Make Tourism More Sustainable The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Make Tourism More Sustainable  By Bronagh Loughlin The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a halt in the tourism industry with hotels and restaurants not being allowed to operate indoor dining and airports and planes being forced to stop operating. This presents an excellent opportunity for us to take this time that the tourism industry is not operating […]

The Triple Bottom Line Could Help Us Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2050

The Triple Bottom Line Could Help Us Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2050 By Bronagh Loughlin  Sustainability has often been a mentioned goal of businesses, governments and non-profit organisations in the past decade, however, measuring the degree to which an organisation is being sustainable can be challenging.   Generally speaking, while businesses do focus heavily on elements such as customer satisfaction and quality, profit is also an incredibly important part of business as it is what enables […]

The Future of Mobility is on our Doorstep

The Future of Mobility is on our Doorstep By Bronagh Loughlin It’s been a long time coming, but finally we are seeing the mobility sector being completely disrupted. With congestion on the rise, pollution increasing and public-transport not coping with the pressures, cities are realising it is not a sustainable model. People are embracing the idea of shared mobility, autonomous vehicles and connected roads to build a truly efficient and resilient mobility ecosystem. When it […]

The New World of Work Can Drive Sustainable Business Models

The New World of Work Can Drive Sustainable Business Models By Bronagh Loughlin We are watching our world break down. Our oceans are filling up with plastic, our air is being polluted each day and all the while animals are becoming extinct and sea levels are rising. The effects of climate change are very real, from droughts to fires to storms and much more.   The COVID-19 pandemic led to a lockdown that saw most people […]

How Stewardship Can Accelerate Sustainable Change in Business

How Stewardship Can Accelerate Sustainable Change in Business By Bronagh Loughlin  We’re currently watching our world struggle for survival. Sea levels are rising, temperatures are increasing, extreme weather disasters are occurring and we are yet to tackle the plastic pandemic among many other things.  Among this, although far from most of us, people are losing their livelihoods as a direct result of climate change. They do not have access to their basic needs such as […]

Using Inclusive Business to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Using Inclusive Business to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals By Bronagh Loughlin We’re living in scary times of uncertainty. Not only are we learning to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic but our planet is continuing to be wounded by our actions right in front of our eyes.   From rapidly burning fossil fuels to chopping down rainforests and watching many species become extinct to the levels of single-use plastic we allow to enter our oceans and […]