Entries by Cara Kennelly

Keys To My New EV!

I often find myself advising clients and friends about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). With drastically reduced emissions compared with any other car, they are miles ahead in sustainability terms, and have recently become a genuinely viable personal transport option with improved range and expanding charging infrastructure nationwide. I strongly believe in these technological […]

What Will FM Bring to Social Value?

It is odd, during the keynote speech at a social sustainability event, to hear the phrase “CSR [corporate social responsibility] is dead”, but so began the FM Leader’s Forum on Social Value. It’s a valid point of view – the system has been modified and corrupted and abused to the point that CSR is now […]

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China’s Waste Ban

Connections with both public and private clients would bridge the gap between addressing the lack of infrastructure, a long-term solution and short-term fixes. Despite significant environmental progress in 2017, this year has started with a significant threat: the waste import ban in China. The ban, which came into effect on the first of January, restricts […]

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Quantifying the Unquantifiable

Quantifying the unquantifiable in sustainability Sustainability measurement is important because it enables us to understand the environmental burdens of our actions, set targets to reduce this and monitor our progress in these endeavours. We use a variety of measures: fuel consumption, diversity metrics, waste to landfill, etc. Yet there are markers of sustainability that are […]