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This edie insight report, produced in association with E.ON, showcases the outputs of eight interlinked workshop discussions which saw groups of sustainability and energy professionals solve key challenges that they face on their respective missions to achieve a sustainable future.

Clean Air Day 2018: Our opportunity to address air pollution

What will you do for Clean Air Day 2018? 21 June is just one month away and the opportunity for sustainability professionals to bring the issue of air pollution to the attention of our workplaces is on the horizon.

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The mission, should we choose to accept it: achieving a low- carbon, resource-efficient industrial revolution. As we gear up for edie Live 2018 this webinar will hear from the leading businesses and experts that are scaling-up effort and innovation across all areas of sustainable development to make this Mission Possible.

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Imagine someone stuck with her head in her mobile phone, playing a game. Totally absorbed, the world around her barely exists. Not very hard, is it? We see these people all the time; on the bus, the train and even walking on the street.

Health and wellbeing: the next frontier for the built environment

Each year, millions of working days are lost because of work-related stress, depression or anxiety, highlighting the direct impact employees' health and happiness can have on business performance. Redesigning and reimagining the workplace to better support how work is done now and in the future could not only enhance employee wellbeing, but also improve performance and productivity.

Deep breath: change the conversation

Air quality in our towns and cities is a critical issue but action and progress will be sorely limited unless we grasp the challenge of awareness, behaviour and pro-active communications.

How sustainable travel can make employees happier in economic uncertainty

The past year has been tough for business and employees with unprecedented political and economic turmoil. This uncertainty, with its constant cycles of 'bad news', is taking its toll on employees.

Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system

This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world and the economic and social benefits that can be developed as a result.

Why ‘fitness as a service’ could determine the future of the circular economy

It's always been the case that the customer should be at the heart of everything a company does. Firms that ignore this golden rule tend to go out of business. But the emergence of the 'product as a service' model involves a subtle change in emphasis. Rather than focusing on transferring ownership of a product, it concentrates on its performance. If it works successfully, such an approach should increase customer satisfaction.

Building trust through community and client engagement

With edie's engagement month coming to a close, and ahead of my appearance at the Sustainability Communications Conference, now is as good a time as any to reflect upon how Capgemini UK's Community Programme is helping to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and build trust in our brand.

edie Sustainability Leaders Forum - full programme

No longer a matter of compliance, sustainability is a strategic imperative as investors, NGOs, employees and consumers demand more from organisations. But what does sustainability leadership look like in an uncertain regulatory climate and how will that evolve as business leaders take a critical, long-term view of their growth strategies?

Bringing the green Olympic spirit back to London for 2016

Across the world cities are awakening to the potential of green leadership. In Paris legislation was passed last year to ensure new commercial buildings in business areas have either solar panels or plants adorning their roofs[1]. Following London's footsteps, Rio is embarking on a low-carbon city development program ahead of its Olympics this year.

So Paris is done, what's next?

The question on everyone's lips in the aftermath of the Paris agreement is this: how are we going to fulfill the ambitious targets? That's the big ask, the most important task.

Smart is beautiful: Low-carbon cities, as if people mattered

In 2015, humanity reached a significant tipping point with over 50% of people now living in cities, yet this half of the population account for as much as three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions (depending on what you include in the measurement).

COP21: Who will lead the movement?

In case you have had your head in the sand and missed it, it is soon going to be the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, which is highly regarded as one of the most important climate conferences in the history of mankind. The question on everyone's lips is: can we build a strong enough movement to make a difference?

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Safe, accessible and easy transportation is the only way to sustain well-being of cities

If you don't have any plans, Sunday 27th September might be a good day to visit Paris. Earmarked as La Journee sans voiture - literally, 'the day without cars' - city officials will will be closing off a large portion of its downtown area to cars between 11am and 6pm in a bid to reduce local air pollution in the City of Love.


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