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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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. - 3 weeks ago

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 … - 3 weeks 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. - 1 month 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. - 1 month ago

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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.” - 1 month 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. - 2 months ago

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. - 2 months ago

In Era of Employee Activism, Is It Time to Give Your Staff Full Control?
In Era of Employee Activism, Is It Time to Give Your Staff Full Control?

Organizational Change / After a year as an employee-owned company, a “new sense of pride and unity” across the business has resulted in a 10% sales uplift for Riverford, and the best sales year recorded in its 30-year history. - 3 months ago

Football as a Force for Good? Meet the Forest Green Rovers
Football as a Force for Good? Meet the Forest Green Rovers

Walking the Talk / The Rovers are proving that the popularity of sport, even at lower levels, offers a unique opportunity to spread key sustainability messages to the masses. - 4 months ago

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What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?
What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The AIME platform uses artificial intelligence to enable countries and their health practitioners to proactively deal with deadly outbreaks of disease. - 4 months ago

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future
SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

The Next Economy / As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal. - 7 months ago

SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife
SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife

Collaboration / Our second day in Paris was chock-full of rich panel discussions with brands trading stories of the evolution of ideas and lessons learned — and still to be learned — on the long, windy road to creating a sustainable consumer economy. - 7 months ago

3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1
3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1

Leadership / Sustainable Brands ‘19 Paris could not have opened at a more apposite moment. Across Europe, activists demanding more action on issues that matter have taken over the narrative. — the expectation for those in power to take action has reached a fever pitch. - 7 months ago

KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming
KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming

The Next Economy / Not only can girls earn money for themselves and their families, they can also access farmer training and classes on a range of subjects, including financial literacy, reproductive health, farming and entrepreneurship. - 7 months ago

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Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee
Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Change Please is empowering London’s homeless by training them to be baristas — providing full barista training, jobs paying London Living Wage, and support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing. - 8 months ago

How Imaging Technology Could Solve the Global Food Waste Problem
How Imaging Technology Could Solve the Global Food Waste Problem

Waste Not / One of the biggest food retailers in the US has used the software to better understand the shelf life of its beef, cutting potential waste by 25 percent. - 9 months ago

Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food
Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food

Waste Not / Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients. - 9 months ago

Classroom-in-a-Backpack Bringing Education to the Masses in Off-Grid Bangladesh
Classroom-in-a-Backpack Bringing Education to the Masses in Off-Grid Bangladesh

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Light of Hope had the rather ingenious idea of fitting a solar panel-powered classroom into a backpack. - 10 months ago

How Smart Tech Is Bringing Toilets to the Masses Across the Developing World
How Smart Tech Is Bringing Toilets to the Masses Across the Developing World

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Did you hear the story of the little girl in India who called the police to report her dad over a toilet? - 11 months ago

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Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities
Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

Waste Not / It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview. - 1 year ago

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