It was a privilege for Infrangilis to be part of a Living Lab tour of Medellin in Columbia, to witness the amazing regeneration of the city based on a place-based approach involving participatory planning, social inclusion and access. We visited Central America during April to participate in the World Urban Forum, as a special advisor to UN-Habitat and UNEP.
During March 2014 in London, UK, a fresh vision for the UK water technology industry is being launched. Infrangilis is pleased to be part of the writing team for the report on behalf UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership and the Government Office of Science. The report, entitled ‘HTechO: Tapping the Potential’, is free to download from the 11th March.
This is the question posed in our latest article for CSRwire. The piece focuses on the UN’s call for a new compact with the private sector to contribute to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
We are pleased to share the exciting news about the latest book from Infrangilis’ founder Philip Monaghan. ‘Lobbying for Good’ shows why and how the best companies – small as well as large ones – can positively contribute to politics for a green and inclusive economy. The book will be published by Do Sustainability in May 2014.
The Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) has invited Infrangilis to examine how local water stewardship can build a prosperous economy. The study to be released in Spring 2014 is part of our on-going collaboration and will contribute to APSE’s applied research on the green urban economy.
At Co-operatives UK’s annual practitioner forum in November we helped launch the new report ‘Simply Performance’. Authored by Infrangilis, it is a guide to creating member value by aligning co-operative strategy, performance measurement and reporting. Simply Performance is free to download.
Credit rating agencies do not understand the co-operative business model and cause significant extra costs for the sector, according to senior co-op officials. Citing our earlier research study on the topic, Infrangilis contributed to the media debate in Co-operative News, arguing that the flaws of the ratings industry are of concern not just for member-owned enterprises but for the economy more widely. If you exclude environmental risks, you encourage pollution and unsustainable resource extraction.