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  • 10 February 2016

    The Repercussions of COP21 on Supply Chains and Procurement

    So with this in mind, and now that the ink has dried on the 195 signatures on the COP21 agreement, what will the repercussions be on supply chains and procurement...?
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  • 27 January 2016

    You can’t manage what you don’t measure

    The saying ‘you can’t manage what you don’t measure’ has been attributed, rightly or wrongly, to Peter Drucker, the management guru whose work
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  • 09 December 2015

    Measure twice, cut once

    It was a wise philosopher who first coined the term ‘measure twice, cut once’. On the page this phrase makes perfect sense
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  • 02 October 2015

    Are we witnessing the death of the diesel engine?

    The facts about Volkswagen’s apparent manipulation of US emissions tests will doubtless unfold in the coming weeks and months
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  • 02 October 2015

    Delivering Real Social Value – Apprenticeships, Procurement and Employment

    Most organisations deliver most of what they do through their supply chains
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  • 02 October 2015

    International standard for sustainable procurement forging ahead

    recall a conference in Prague many years ago where an English speaker was answering questions that were being simultaneously translated into Czech and Polish
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  • 02 October 2015

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics: It's about energy, stupid!

    I am very grateful to my hosts at the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation for organising my recent trip to Japan so well and for their hospitality during my visit.
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  • 02 October 2015

    Britains's Most Successful Megaprojects

    Infrastructure is not “the new rock ‘n’ roll”. However, if it were, then with a seminal project management playlist ranging from Heathrow Terminal 5
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  • 02 October 2015

    Sustainable procurement – coming of age?

    The history of sustainable procurement is a long and complex one. I was unwittingly doing it in the mid 90’s when I started the Heathrow Meet the Buyer event in 1995
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  • 02 October 2015

    Sustainable procurement – a common language?

    My working life is now in its fourth decade. I left school at 16 in 1973and took an apprenticeship at Esso’s Fawley Refinery.
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  • 02 October 2015

    Sustainable Tokyo 2020 – Made in Japan?

    I am very grateful to my hosts at the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation for organising my recent trip to Japan so well and for their hospitality during my visit.
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  • 02 October 2015

    What does “Ethical Sourcing” really mean anyway?

    My working life is now in its fourth decade. I left school at 16 in 1973and took an apprenticeship at Esso’s Fawley Refinery.
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  • 02 October 2015

    What does “Ethical Sourcing” really mean anyway?

    My working life is now in its fourth decade. I left school at 16 in 1973and took an apprenticeship at Esso’s Fawley Refinery.
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  • 02 October 2015

    UK sustainable procurement – the story so far and why best practice is not enough

    In the period 1990-95 the UK infrastructure sector had a big wake-up call on sustainability
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  • 02 October 2015

    The only way is ethics

    Following the launch of our last report “Making a Difference”
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  • 02 October 2015

    Traditional barriers to sustainability

    In 2001 I had a cunning plan. I probably had several actually but there is one I will share with you today
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  • 02 October 2015

    What a waste

    Do you remember Tyre Mountains? Used tyres proved to be a problem to bury in landfill as they were not biodegradable
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  • 02 October 2015

    What the London 2012 athletes village can teach us about sustainable supply chains

    It is some time since I was invited to a slumber party so the opportunity to be part of LOCOG’s commissioning event for the Olympic Village was very welcome.
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  • 02 October 2015

    Who will save the world – Wenlock and Mandeville?

    In May 2010 the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) launched the official mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville
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  • 02 October 2015

    Vote for Mike

    It is often said that good initiatives have many parents but an unsuccessful one is an orphan. This is very true when we think about Marks & Spencer’s excellent Plan A
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