The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities

Eminent environmental journalist Don Pinnock  said at the launch last week of Leonie  Joubert’s latest book The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities,  that journalists make better science writers than scientists make good journalists. This is especially...

Innovating for Sustainability

At the UCT Graduate School of Business recently, two Harvard academics Professor Robert Eccles and Professor George Serafeim presented on ‘Innovating for Sustainability.’ A key point made was that once a company takes on sustainability, innovation becomes a...

The New Deal

(Published in BusinessDay Earth special edition- 11 August 2011) As the year moves into its second half, the signs for deepening sustainability into business are not auspicious. Still, the call remains as urgent. Weather effects of global warming continue;...

Prosperity without Growth

(Published in UCT GSB Newsletter Feb 2011) The friendship between Presidents Zuma and Sarkozy in the lead-up to the 2009 COP 16 Copenhagen conference may have formed around mutual benefits from French nuclear power technology and skills. It may be more beneficial if...

Post-Cancun-Interview

(Interview inserts in article published in IT Web newsletter 13 December 2010) Hugh Tyrrell, director of local consultancy GreenEdge, says renewable technologies will play a crucial role in the country’s climate change strategy. He adds that the Green Climate...