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Back to basics – 5 reasons to invest in sustainability

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2016

We’re two months into 2016 and there’s no doubt that it’s tough out there in is this old complex and uncertain world of ours. The global economy is just about limping along, the global food system is close to meltdown, many businesses are struggling to find skilled employees and millions around the world are unemployed, […]

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In Pursuit of Sustainable Tourism – Notes from a Small Island Nation

by Phil Cumming on November 29, 2015

Several years ago my father in-law set the wheels in motion for a big family meet up in 2015. It would be the first time the New Zealand side of my family had all holidayed together in well over a decade. The question was where should this momentous occasion take place? We debated the relative […]

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Organising A More Sustainable Wedding – Some Reflections On Consumer Behaviour And Sustainability

by Phil Cumming on April 27, 2015

At a meeting last week about Tokyo 2020 we strayed away from our discussion about how they were progressing with their sustainability plans (or not as it turned out!) and touched briefly on consumer behaviour and sustainability. In particular whether companies should make it easy for consumers to buy sustainably – in effect to ‘choice […]

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Sustainable procurement – the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study provides an overview of how sustainability was integrated into procurement methods and processes, supply chain engagement and management, and looks at the sustainability lessons for future events and businesses generally.

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Complaint and dispute resolution process to deal with breaches of the Sustainable Sourcing Code

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

Sustainability lessons learned from developing and implementing a process to deal with complaints and grievances related to the application of the LOCOG Sustainable Sourcing Code, particularly in relation to labour conditions at factories in the supply chain which supplied sponsors, licensees and suppliers. The process was informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and […]

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The London 2012 Zero Waste Games Vision – event waste management system

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study focuses mainly on how waste was managed in accordance with zero waste principles during the operational period of the Games, including sustainability challenges and lessons learned.

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