Organisation, Work & Technology news

New webinar series on sustainable cities unveiled 17/06/16

New webinar series on sustainable cities unveiled

The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business will be hosting two webinars on urban resilience this summer, the first exploring how cities can help us achieve a +1.5C world.

Sustainability through frugality? 13/06/16

Sustainability through frugality?

Professor Minna Halme discusses frugal innovation and how large companies are now becoming interested in creating products aimed at lower-income consumers.

Dr Rodney Irwin appointed as Honorary Teaching Fellow 07/06/16

Dr Rodney Irwin appointed as Honorary Teaching Fellow

A senior figure from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has been appointed as an Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University.

‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry 23/05/16

‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry

Even leaving glass bottles out for collection carries a social stigma, explains Minna Halme.

PhD student works with Pentland to take action on modern slavery 18/05/16

PhD student works with Pentland to take action on modern slavery

A Management School student has begun a major new action research project with an international clothing and footwear company to develop anti-modern slavery tools.

Soil security just as critical as aircraft safety 09/05/16

Soil security just as critical as aircraft safety

Soils and the cities they serve are set to benefit from a new mix of engineering and environmental science, thanks to a five-year fellowship.