1. Dan Barwick is an eco entrepreneur.  A few years ago he risked his family’s future on making compost. Today he runs Turfnet, the largest landscaping and composting company in Johannesburg and has branched into managing the production of vermicast (he’s “managing” because, as he says, “the worms do all the work, I just make sure that […]


  2. Q&A: Sustainable cities – a modern legend (Part 2)

    As part of a focus on city brands, Joseph Oliver, London Leader 2008, London Sustainable Development Commission, examines the concept of ‘sustainable cities’ with Tom Holmes.


  3. Q&A: Sustainable cities – a modern legend (Part 1)

    As part of a focus on city brands, Tom Holmes examines the concept of ‘sustainable cities’ with Joseph Oliver, London Leader 2008, London Sustainable Development Commission.


  4. The Green Economy: Is your CEO a leader or a laggard?

    The past three years have got to be three of the toughest and most volatile years in our commercial history with rising input costs, increased levels of compliance, resource scarcity and overall global financial and political uncertainty being the only things that remain certain.


  5. The Marshmallow Test: Version 2.0

    In his book Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman (1986) refers to the famous experiments on self control and delayed gratification conducted by Walter Mischel and his colleagues at Stanford University with four year olds.


  6. The balance in life

    Just over 20 years ago, I wrote a book with two prominent environmentalists – Brian Huntley and Roy Siegfried – about the future environmental possibilities for South Africa. The model we used in the book was that human wellbeing had to be a balance between economic development, quality of life and environmental health.


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