D11 Conference: Elon Musk Full Interview (Must Watch.)

I’d literally worship the ground that this man walks on. Not because my dream car is currently a Tesla, but because Elon Musk is doing something that a lot of entrepreneur people sort of forget about – Doing REAL things that actually have big implications for humanity, as opposed to the currently popular (or should we say, “low barrier to entry”) industries of  mobile games, convenience apps and Social [Insert New Buzz Word].

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International Green Building Experts Convened at Carrier’s Second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore

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A message from Carrier:

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2013 – Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, convened its second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore. The lecture series brought together top global specialists and authorities in Singapore to discuss emerging trends in green building and sustainability. Organized by Carrier, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the event addressed more than 100 building professionals.

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Introducing Instep Greenscore Product Lifecycle Assessment Programme

Greenscore is a Product Carbon Footprint Programme based around ISO14067.(Carbon footprint of products – Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication). This is a new standard currently in draft form and due for publication in 2014.

Greenscore offers a step by step scientific approach that allows product producers to review findings on a regular basis, and decide at what point the programme delivers what they, or their clients require.

In other words, we make Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) less daunting, customisable and cost effective. Get in touch to find out more.

Why greenscore?

With overwhelming evidence of increased demand from purchasers for product environmental transparency, producers need to have evidence of credible data on Product Life Cycle Inventories and the environmental impact generated from a product during its useful life.

Until now these requests have been daunting for most producers.

Instep has developed a cost effective, scientific programme which allows you to be in the position to meet these important environmental expectations when purchasers are considering their preferred supply chain partners.

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Carbon Footprinting Services (ISO 14064 / GHG Protocol)

Increasingly, organisations are required to report their sustainability efforts. Increasingly as well, many (in Singapore) see that there is a benefit to moving past traditional CSR type non-financial metrics to include measures of material use, water consumption and carbon footprint.

Carbon is increasingly an important aspect of these trends in sustainability reporting, due to the urgent global attention to climate change. Relating back to sustainability reporting, it is for example, one of the items within the Global Reporting Initiative framework, and increasingly, “Green” Certifications are stipulating a requirement or advocating that companies measure their GHG emissions.

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The Most Innovative Cities in Asia Pacific [Documentary]

From Ideatrotter: What does it take for a city to be innovative? Why is innovation necessary at a city level? Is your city one of the most innovative cities in Asia?

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Guardian Interview with Nic Marks, creator of the Happy Planet Index [video]

From Guardian: “Nic Marks, founder of the Centre for Wellbeing, talks about the challenges of the global economic system. Marks created the Happy Planet Index to measure global wellbeing and environmental impact, which showed that the world’s wealthiest countries weren’t happier. We are servants to the system, rather than its masters, Marks says. Instead of measuring outputs in terms of economic growth, it should be the quality of people’s experience of life.”

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