01 Dec '12, 5pm

The sustainability-economy-technology nexus | UK Green Building Council

The sustainability-economy-technology nexus | UK Green Building Council

Nike’s latest thought piece on sustainability “The Making of Making” starts with the words “Make no mistake. We hate sustainability.” and ends with the slogan “Better Materials. Better Products. Better World.” I understand where they’re coming from. Sustainability needs to deliver more than an annual report or, for that matter, more than “Corporate Social Responsibility” if it is to justify its place in the business lexicon. Most UK construction sector business are facing a stark choice right now. In the face of shrinking markets they broadly have three options. They can doggedly extract the most they can from their existing core markets, which generally means a ‘race to the bottom’ in margin terms. They can reduce the size of their operations and lay off staff. Or they can innovate. Innovation means imagining and delivering new products, new business models, efficiency an...

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