Climate Change & Sustainability

Enlightened investment in times of crisis

Conduit member Dr. Mary Johnstone-Louis, along with colleagues Dr. Bridget Kustin and Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA, reflect on the role of family-owned companies when it comes to building a sustainable and just world post-COVID.

Will COVID-19 be the big break for sustainability and the climate?

Globechain founder & CEO (and Conduit member) May Al-Karooni reflects on the ways in which COVID-19 has forced us to reassess our genuine needs and the impact this may have on the future of the planet.

Shaun Kingsbury: “It will take an investment of many trillions of dollars to move to a greener economy”

As he joins The Conduit Investment Advisors as CEO, we speak to Shaun Kingsbury, former CEO of the UK Green Investment Bank, about the importance of capital market solutions to global challenges and the impact he hopes to achieve in his new role.

The Green Brick Road: How corporates can redesign their purpose in a post-pandemic world

How can large companies lead with purpose as we navigate the global coronavirus crisis? The Conduit’s Director of Partnerships & Public Relations, Natasha Burroughs, shares three approaches that are already being put into practice by forward-thinking corporates.

Moving from Awareness to Action on Sustainability

While many of us are aware of the scale and seriousness of the climate crisis, fundamentally changing our behaviour is proving more difficult. Scott Young, Conduit member and CEO of BVA Nudge Unit UK, examines five ways in which behavioural science can be used to persuade people, businesses and governments to adopt more sustainable habits.

From Monologue to Dialogue: Reconnecting with nature at a time of crisis

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has spent longer than most reflecting on the awe-inspiring power of nature. In this article, he shares his thoughts on what the coronavirus crisis might be trying to tell us.

Alison Fort: “There is a sense of urgency in the impact investment community”

The Conduit is excited to be collaborating with Katapult, a leading investor and scaler of impact-focused start-ups. We caught up with Alison Fort, Impact Partner at Katapult and Board Member at Toniic, to learn more about the current state of the impact investment landscape, Katapult’s approach to scaling start-ups and what she hopes the collaboration with The Conduit will achieve.

Conscious Consumption: How to accelerate the green revolution

The Conduit’s Director of Business Development, Natasha Burroughs, examines the consumer motivations behind a rise in more conscious purchasing decisions and shares how brands, investors and governments can encourage the trend to become a permanent reality.

Pollution from a chimney

Why we need to identify ‘patient zero’ for GHG emissions

As China fights to contain the coronavirus, is the world ignoring a larger impending threat? Ajit Dayal asks if the approach to mitigating the impact of deadly viruses can be applied to the world’s largest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

A model walks down a catwalk

Fashion Week: An industry that doesn’t want to change

In this bold call to arms, Simone Cipriani, Conduit Member and Head and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative at the International Trade Centre, shares the enormous flaw at the heart of the fashion industry business model: the cost to people and the planet.

Woman in green dress at Fashion Week

Why greenwashing will stop the fashion industry reaching its potential

As Fashion Week comes to London, Conduit member and GNGR Bees founder, Nathália Grisard, reflects on what her experience working within the industry has taught her about greenwashing, consumer responsibility and the potential for a cleaner and more creative fashion industry.

Plane flying across a blue sky

How new technology can help you measure your carbon footprint

As part of a new series on the challenges and imperatives of measuring your carbon footprint, Conduit member Edward Jack, founder & CEO of Lytely, writes for us on the role technology can play in empowering individuals to lessen their environmental impact.

How can the food industry tackle the climate crisis?

The Conduit’s Director of Business Development, Natasha Burroughs, shares current trends affecting the industry’s sustainability actions, from farm to fork.