Edwin Anderson of Oliver Wyman on how risk is changing in a time of climate crisis

March 4, 2020 by  
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A about four to five years ago management consulting firm Oliver Wyman looked at the largest emerging risks facing companies and climate was a standout. From there, the firm began to work on, including its collaboration with the U.N. Environment Program Finance Initiative, to better manage and understand those risks, says Edwin Anderson, partner at Oliver Wyman.

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KaCaMa crafts colorful zero-waste stools from recycled fans and salvaged wood

October 6, 2015 by  
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Every year thousands of broken household appliances are just thrown away and replaced, leading to an alarming amount of waste that often does not get a chance to be recycled. In order to find a solution to this problem, KaCaMa looked at the concept of zero waste and designed Stool Zero, a series of recycled crown seating stools made from discarded plastic electrical housing and recycled fan covers. KaCaMa took apart broken fans sourced from the St James Settlement recycle centre and used the covers for the seat area. The seats are wrapped with discarded electric wire housing that provide comfort and stability. The stool legs are made from salvaged wood from abandoned freight crates. In addition to promoting the idea of recycling, KaCaMa also wanted to raise attention to the importance of craftsmanship. In this day and age of factory manufacturing, the creativity and communal aspect of household appliances and furniture have been overlooked. Therefore, KaCaMa hopes to bring greater appreciation of craft by hand-stitching each seat, creating unique patterns that provide each zero-waste stool with personality. + KaCaMa The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Can We Really Make Sustainable Consumption Work?

November 16, 2011 by  
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We’ve always looked at the problem of sustainable consumption as needing to convince individuals to buy less. But the real challenge may be in convincing companies to sell less — and to make what they sell more sustainable.

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CDP Report Shows Water Slowly Moving Up the Sustainability Agenda

November 16, 2011 by  
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Although water issues are not generally given the same priority as climate change, companies are increasingly taking stock of the business risks and opportunities posed by water, and they’re also growing more adept at collecting and reporting water data.

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The History of the Bathroom Part 5: Alexander Kira and Designing For People, Not Plumbing

July 15, 2011 by  
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Images credit Alexander Kira, the Bathroom Book Have a look at your sink after you brush your teeth or shave. There is stuff all over it that you have to clean up. You can’t wash your hair in it. Alexander Kira of Cornell University looked at the bathroom sink, and toilet and tub, in the early sixties and was appalled. He wrote: Architects and builders – who actually are the purchasers and who actually are responsible for the design of our bathrooms – must begin to think of hygiene facilities as an important part of the home and as an important aspect of our daily lives rather than as a necessary evil to be accommodated ac… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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No-Nose Bicycle Seats: Are They The Answer to Erectile Dysfunction And Prostate Problems Among Cyclists?

September 17, 2010 by  
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I will not go into detail about why I visited the doctor last night, but after describing my symptoms and being the subject of a rigorous examination, his first question was, “Do you ride a bicycle?” When I said yes, everywhere, he gave me his prescription: “Get a new bicycle seat.” I was seriously relieved, but even though my beloved doctor has told me before to “never trust Dr.

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NREL Says Power Grid Can Handle Large Increase in Renewable Energy

June 11, 2010 by  
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One of the major issues facing the growth of renewable energy is figuring out how it will be transmitted and what kind of infrastructure changes will have to be made to accomodate it.  NREL has good news for us.  It turns out that the existing grid is ready to take on lots more wind and solar energy with little changes necessary. A new study by NREL found that the nation’s power grid is able to handle a large increase in renewable energy, but there will have to be operational and organization changes

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Study: Mosquitoes Prefer the Blood of Beer Drinkers

May 2, 2010 by  
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tanakawho via Flickr. Barley and hops means more bumps and itching, according to a recent study that says mosquitoes prefer to bite beer drinkers.

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New Study on Butterflies Links Warming Climate to Human Activities

March 18, 2010 by  
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Photo via internets_dairy It’s no surprise to hear that butterflies are emerging earlier than usual – we’ve been witnessing that for several years now. But Researchers from the University of Melbourne have looked at the ever earlier emergence of butterflies is due to a climate being warmed by greenhouse gasses, and they state that not only are the results the first concrete evidence of a link between greenhouse gases and the timing of a natural event, but that it also shows t…

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Color E Ink Coming This Year, Thanks In Part to Apple’s iPad

March 18, 2010 by  
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e-Reader device with both e-paper and LCD color displays shown off at CES 2010 E Ink has been among the leaders in color electronic ink displays, and the new head of the company, Prime View International (the company that recently took over E Ink) executive VP T.H. Peng, states that larger color displays will be out on the market by the end of 2010. This is the next generation of e-readers, one that will help push low power, full color displays into the lime light as magazines make their move from paper to digital.

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