Climate Change & Sustainability

Climate, COVID and moments of change

Conduit member Rob Moore, Director at Behaviour Change, shares new research that reveals how UK citizens really feel about climate change and suggests how green campaigners can change their approach to inspire genuine and impactful action.

Applying test, track and trace to combatting climate change

Conduit member Edward Jack, founder and CEO of Lytely, asks how the test, track and trace approach to combatting COVID-19 might be applied to accelerate the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Five lessons on climate, COVID and the future of food

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to question and reevaluate the unsustainable growth model that has, until now, been driving the world. Inspired by recent conversations with sustainability leaders as part of a new podcast series, Erik Bruun Bindslev and Elizabeth Candelario, Partners at MERIKA Advisory, share their thoughts on how we can build a fairer, greener future.

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.