I’ve got a massive backlog of links that I wanted to comment on but didn’t have the time. So, I’m just going to throw them down in a couple of posts like this. Check ’em out if yer interested…
- Gil Friend: Investor Pressure Drives Ford Climate Risk Report
We’re going to see more and more of this over the next few years as the reality finally sinks into the business and trading communities. Insurance companies are way ahead of the game on this front.
- WorldChanging: Starbucks & Nike, Doing the Right Thing
Whatever ya think of those companies (I’m not a massive fan of either) they are doing some things better than most (still a long way to go though). Nike’s commitment to transparency is long overdue, and it will take some time to see if they are true to their word, but it is a big first step. Interesting that it is risk management that prompted the shift, but also the recognition of the “markets are conversations” meme: “Because if we’ve learned anything as a company, it’s that closing down and not talking about the challenges and opportunities doesn’t get you far.”
- Be A Design Group: BLU DOT Desktop Clock
An intriguing “found typography” clock for you Mac or PC. Novelty value wears off pretty quickly though.
- Johnnie Moore’s Weblog: Podcast: interview with the founders of Zopa
I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet (it’s on my iPod but I haven’t had the space to get into it yet). Zopa is a really interesting concept: “a new organisation that is a kind of “eBay for Money”. Zopa is a British company that creates a new market for individuals to lend and borrow money, bypassing the banks altogether.” Hope it takes off.
- WorldChanging: Who’s Responsible for Climate Refugees?
It’s an interesting question, and one that Friends of the Earth, with their Climate Justice campaign, have been working to raise awareness of for some time (the benefit gig I organised a while back was in support of this cause). Our government, in fact most western governments, are ignoring this and it will get ugly if we’re not careful. Some governments in the Pacific consider the continuation of climate change inducing activities in the developed world as akin to terrorism.