An economy isn’t green if it sells nature to the highest bidder

On 3 July 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The strongest first impression of Rio de Janeiro is of a city that is alive. Even the buildings seem to be growing or decaying, writes Jessica Wilson of the Mail & Guardian. Scattered as they are between thick foliage on mountain slopes and leaning into the sea – a visible sign of humanity’s interdependence with […]


“Sustainability: the HOW”

On 23 February 2012, in News, Training News, by Andrew Bennett

We recently found an interesting paper by  Laverly/Pennell. The  paper describes how to succeed in profitably transforming the sustainability of organisations. Or you could look at this as how to sustainably increase profitability. Included in the document are: A sustainability transformation roadmap describing the building blocks of a successful program of action The three major challenges […]

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Industry warns on carbon tax

On 14 February 2012, in Blogs, News, by Andrew Bennett

As you know at icologie its all about knowledge sharing, check out Alex Hetherington’s blog where he posts a recent Business Day article concerning the proposed carbon tax in South Africa. As Alex notes, he was heartened to find this balanced and well written article by Sue Blaine in last week’s Business Day newspaper and […]

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Energy-saving lunch hour talk at Intaka Island

On 2 August 2011, in Events, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett

On Thursday, 07 July 2011 icologie hosted another lunch time talk at Intaka Island in Century City. Participants took their seats after warming their bellies with quality Intaka Island soup, bread rolls and coffee (alas, the soup recipe is unfortunately not available). The aim of the lunch-time presentation hosted by the ever charismatic Andy Le […]

Is the grass greener on the green side

Seminar – Learning Options for Corporate Sustainability

On 15 July 2011, in Events, News, by Andrew Bennett

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: There is no doubt that business will be forced to adapt to a more sustainable model to generate a profit in future – so knowing what these words mean and how to implement a sustainable strategy into your business model will certainly be more ‘need to know’ rather than ‘nice to have’. […]

Study Reveals Gap Between Sustainability Leaders, Laggers

On 23 February 2011, in Media, Nice, by Andrew Bennett

When surveying the corporate landscape in the context of sustainability, a new study found that companies largely fall into two camps. In one group are those that see sustainability through a narrow lens focused on risk management and efficiency. The other is dominated by the growing number of companies taking a long view of sustainability, […]