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Chris Milton

A former CTO, Chris has a broad and varied background. He’s been involved with blue chips, consultancies & SMEs across a wide variety of sectors and has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. In 2007 he decided to combine his knowledge of business and IT with his passion for all things sustainable and has been busy writing ever since. However, his greatest ambition remains to brew the perfect cup of coffee.

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Always, there’s a moment when the penny drops.

For me, in comedy, it was somewhere between:

Listeners who are listening will realise Minnie and Henry are talking rubbish.  There are no elephants in Sussex, they’re only found in Kent.  North of a line drawn between two points, thus making it the shortest distance.  (The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill on Sea / The Goons)


Why not … collect those little metal

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One of the blogs I keep my little beady eye upon is “Civilising the Economy” by Marvin Brown, professor of business ethics at the University of San Francisco.  You can get  a measure of the man and his writing from the blog’s strapline:

My goal here is not to think outside the box but change the box we think in.

Anyway, a recent post he’s put up is about developing a new course on the Read the rest

Occasionally (just occasionally) I get mistaken for a rabid anti-corporate watermelon* who froths blood at the mouth and would give the most ardent exorcist a run for their money.

Not a bit of it.  It’s just that I’ve had it bred into me that if you create nexuses (nexii?) which are too large they become catastrophic single points of failure… as evinced very neatly by the ongoing banking crisis.

However there is also something to … Read the rest

the night lights of the United States

This is the second part of some best practice examples for sustainability websites, drawn from Two Tomorrows’ 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research report. Part one can be read here.… Read the rest

tThe night lights of Europe

Last November Two Tomorrows published their 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research report.

It was a bit of an eye opener.

The drive for transparency, the report concluded, is distracting businesses from tackling issues and many risk losing sight of the overall sustainability picture.

A telling statistic is that only half the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) supersector members measured up to Two Tomorrows’ “leadership” criteria.  You would have expected these to be unanimously in the … Read the rest