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Tom Idle

Founder
Narrative Matters

Content creator extraordinaire.

Tom develops, creates and publishes content that truly engages audiences around issues of global social, environmental and economic importance. He also provides strategic editorial insight and support to help organisations – from large corporates, to NGOs – build content strategies that focus on editorial that is accessible, shareable, intelligent and conversation-driving.

Former editor-in-chief at 2degrees, the world's leading online community for sustainable business professionals, and editor of Sustainable Business magazine.

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Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'
Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'

Marketing and Comms / A who’s who of field experts, creatives and C-suite leaders gathered at Sustainable Brands’ latest virtual event to share the latest insights, research and progress toward advancing and scaling sustainable consumer behavior and lifestyle changes. - 20 hours ago

From Carbon Sinks to Carbon Banks: Could Mycelium Help Resolve Our Climate Crisis?
From Carbon Sinks to Carbon Banks: Could Mycelium Help Resolve Our Climate Crisis?

Product, Service & Design Innovation / NetZero’s forthcoming “Mycelium Balls” will put the massive carbon-sequestration ability of mycelium — which can double the environment’s natural carbon-capture rate — into the hands of everyday people. - 3 days ago

Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again
Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again

Cleantech / Powerfoyle is a new solar material capable of converting all types of light into energy — making it possible to charge any device or appliance from natural daylight, sun or indoor lighting. - 1 month ago

Meet the Food-Delivery Service That’s Actually Helping Restaurants ‘Fare’ During the Pandemic
Meet the Food-Delivery Service That’s Actually Helping Restaurants ‘Fare’ During the Pandemic

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Fare, a new food-delivery app, is building a more equitable model — one that fosters enhanced community cohesion and shared benefits, and doesn’t include restaurant-crippling fees. - 2 months ago

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Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever
Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever

Product, Service & Design Innovation / With health concerns momentarily outweighing mindful consumption, global efforts to wean the world off of single-use plastics have ground to a halt — and suddenly, in the race to protect citizens, plastic is everywhere. Thankfully, lockdown has also triggered radical innovation and ingenuity. - 3 months ago

Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature
Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature

The Next Economy / “We’re seeing a bit of utopian glimmer coming through, and natural selection chooses what works over and over. So, when we get back to normal, we get this glorious choice to put back in our lives only what is best, only what we found made life worth living.” - 3 months ago

Brewers Take Note: Enzymes Can Play a Crucial Role in Global Climate Fightback
Brewers Take Note: Enzymes Can Play a Crucial Role in Global Climate Fightback

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / LCAs are becoming increasingly important in identifying ways to help solve the climate crisis — not only in pinpointing inefficiencies, but in highlighting how relatively small changes can create a huge, lasting, collective impact. - 4 months ago

CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit
CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In what could end up being a swan song for the company, CaterCow has truly put altruism ahead of self-preservation during the ongoing pandemic. - 4 months ago

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?
With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

Walking the Talk / As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else? - 5 months ago

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Tide Slowing Turning Toward a Future Free from Coal
Tide Slowing Turning Toward a Future Free from Coal

Cleantech / Clean power is finally taking over. Yes, it has taken far longer than most environmental campaigners wanted. But with investors fearing the worst and the majority of global economies slowly weaning themselves off of coal, the planet should breathe a huge sigh of relief. - 6 months ago

What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights
What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights

Organizational Change / While the epidemic has shined a light on examples of a positive, collective response; it has also exposed an ongoing failure by corporations to put people first, and profit second. - 7 months ago

Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably
Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably

Behavior Change / Created in collaboration with food-service experts, WRI’s new playbook is designed to enable the already-rich-in-expertise industry — so adept at marketing and selling foods — to help diners choose healthier and more sustainable, plant-rich options. - 8 months ago

Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up
Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up

Behavior Change / The Ocean Legacy Foundation's new EPIC Program gives communities a four-step program for dealing with plastic pollution — education, policy interventions, improved infrastructure and ongoing clean-up efforts. - 9 months ago

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance
SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

Product, Service & Design Innovation / AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance. - 9 months ago

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SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?
SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?

Collaboration / Over the course of three action-packed days, the inaugural Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 Nov) in Porto, Portugal convened a stellar lineup of business leaders laser-focused on saving the ocean while there’s still time. Here’s what we learned from some of the practitioners and storytellers … - 9 months ago

Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries
Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries

Cleantech / Edinburgh-based startup Gravitricity has developed a unique energy battery system that, unlike conventional battery systems, can operate for decades without any reduction in performance. - 10 months ago

While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About
While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About

Cleantech / The remaining barriers to a climate-resilient future are political, rather than technological. Much of the tech required to transition to a low-carbon economy already exists — here are just a few to look out for. - 10 months ago

Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?
Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?

Cleantech / “We are already seeing a shift from animal-based to plant-based protein. The next evolution — from land-based to air-based protein — will allow us to [feed] a growing population without needing to remove rainforests or natural habitats.” - 11 months ago

New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods
New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

Supply Chain / The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact. - 11 months ago

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It’s Official: LGBT-Positive Policies Do Enhance Corporate Performance. Here’s How and Why
It’s Official: LGBT-Positive Policies Do Enhance Corporate Performance. Here’s How and Why

Organizational Change / LGBT employees still lack proper legal protection in more than half of all US states. But according to recent research, there is no doubt that LGBT-inclusive companies attract better talent and decrease employee turnover. - 11 months ago

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