Today we received news from America’s New Economics Institute – a partner of Britain’s nef – about the latest edition of Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World series. Their comment:
Every day, we are presented with a range of “sustainable” products and activities – from “green” cleaning supplies to carbon offsets – but . . . → Read More: Cutting through ‘sustainababble’
In the FT today, James Skinner, chairman emeritus of the New Economics Foundation, asks fundamentally important questions about a stance often adopted by politicians with an interest in supporting multinational business. .
He was prompted to do so by a recent FT editorial “A better plan for London airports”, which cited the . . . → Read More: At a time of ‘austerity’ for so many, are there more beneficial uses for taxpayers’ money than mega airports and HS2?
Gary Greenwood, analyst at Shore Capital comments on the Co-op Group’s food retailing: “It just looks like an organisation that has expanded in the wrong areas . . .“
Food sales were down 0.7% on a like-for-like basis. Overall, the group reported losses before payments to members, the equivalent of pre-tax profit for . . . → Read More: Co-op food retail: an organisation that has expanded in the wrong areas?
David Boyle of the New Economics Foundation writes: “What kind of entrepreneurial activity is most likely to bring local recovery and local resilience?
“The answer is probably not a chain store that competes in every market – the very opposite of an anchor store. It is going to be the revival of a genuinely . . . → Read More: Needed: the revival of a genuinely local entrepreneurial culture