Kantar Futures Blog

Category: sustainability

Barefoot running

cities, health, sustainability

Barefoot running

Allie Schnidman writes: The media is buzzing with the “back to basics” theme. While this trend started with food – from the Slow Food Movement to Michael Pollan’s latest book… Read More »

Christmas collection # 4

good things, science, sustainability

Christmas collection # 4

Walker Smith, Chapel Hill:’Watching Whales Watching Us’, New York Times By far, the most interesting thing I read this year was a magazine article not a book. Almost all of… Read More »

Struggling towards sustainability

consumers, economic downturn, sustainability, trends, Uncategorized

Struggling towards sustainability

Andrew Curry writes: Whatever the disappointments about the Copenhagen talks, it’s clear that consumers have fairly strong attitudes to sustainability issues, and these  have barely been affected by the financial… Read More »

Apologies from the future

advertising, sustainability

Apologies from the future

Stacey Yates writes: This engaging advertising campaign, supposedly from the future, was commissioned by Greenpeace and revealed at Copenhagen airport last month in the run up to the 15th United… Read More »

After Copenhagen

politics, sustainability

After Copenhagen

Emily Pitts writes: As the lights begin to fade on 2009, thought turns to the New Year and what hope we might have for progress on climate change in 2010.… Read More »

Taxing pollution not people

economics, sustainability

Taxing pollution not people

Andrew Curry writes: I was fortunate enough to be invited earlier this week to the launch of the UK Green Fiscal Commission‘s report in London, on shifting to taxes  on… Read More »

The end of the line?

food, social responsibility, sustainability

The end of the line?

Camilla Parke writes: I must admit that I sat a little uncomfortably through the opening minutes of The End of the Line, the documentary screened on World Oceans Day, in… Read More »

Recession and sustainability

consumers, economics, politics, sustainability

Recession and sustainability

Andrew Curry writes: We’ve been thinking quite a lot recently about the impact of recession on consumer behaviour, and I was asked by Radio 4’s Beyond Westminster to join a… Read More »

Growing support

behavior change, cities, communities, food, sustainability

Growing support

Jo Phillips writes: This weekend I bought 20 lettuce seedlings for a £1 from a country market. Should even a few of these grow into healthy sized lollo rosso, I… Read More »