What are the most innovative ways to provide healthy, safe food and water to poor urban communities without harming the environment? A contest organised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hopes to bring out the best ideas.
With 17 goals and 169 targets, communicating the Sustainable Development Goals to the public has proven to be a challenge in many countries. Students from all over the world use photos to encapsulate what the SDGs mean to them.
From erasable Brailles for blind children in India to sustainable festivals in Bali, nine start-ups run by millennials emerged with the brightest ideas in a UN-organised SDG hackathon on making cities more resilient and inclusive.
Kevin Moss –
Clever marketing or an attempt to nudge consumers in the right direction? WRI's Kevin Moss explains why brands like Patagonia and REI and their stance against the Black Friday sales frenzy is a win for sustainability.
and Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi –
A US$1 million competition to come up with the best method to map Indonesia's peatlands could yield priceless progress on forest protection efforts and climate mitigation, say experts from the World Resources Institute.
Melanie Tan –
High level action by companies and governments are crucial for systemic solutions to issues like waste, but ground-up innovation can also offer important and game-changing ideas, says SL2 strategy consultant Melanie Tan.
Budding architect Adrian Lo Yee Cheung from Hong Kong has clinched first place in the region's first tropical architecture student design competition with his ideas for transforming Hong Kong's functional ...
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
Medilyn Manibo –
International auditing firm Mazars has launched a global challenge for aspiring young entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to test their innovative ideas through the #Mazarsforgood Innovation Challenge.