Can we turn the tide of plastic packaging? (Source: FT)
FT data journalists Federica Cocco and John Burn-Murdoch look at the numbers behind George Monbiot’s argument that pressures for GDP growth of 3 per cent are in conflict with the drastic changes needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
Every human activity produces both positive and negative impacts. Unless we measure and manage the negative along with the positive, we cannot be sure we are achieving our intended net societal and environmental benefits, nor can we take corrective action.(Adam Bendell, CEO of Toniic on the FT on why Impact investing starts with good intentions, but it cannot end there)
"In the flat where I stayed in Cape Town last month, the bathtub felt like a relic of a lost civilisation. It may never be used again. Beside it was a shower containing an egg timer. The two-minute wash has been standard here since the recent three-year drought. In the city’s public bathrooms, a dribble comes out of the tap. Posters everywhere warn against wasting water. This is what adapting to climate change looks like." (FT Simon Kuper on life after climate change).
Gin distilleries, craft beer companies and fintech start-ups have been the hottest trends of 2018, according to data from crowdfunding platforms, the FT reports. Why?
UK government announced a new course of action to boost the crowdfunding industry.
Interviewed by the FT, the founder of Ethereum told something I found of interest.
Interviewed by the FT, Axel Weber warns on the risk of being left behind.