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Local water

local water coverThe launch of our latest research collaboration with the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) on a green urban economy was hosted by Oxford City Council in July. Local Water set outs the challenge and the prize for cities of local water stewardship in terms of protecting vulnerable communities from extreme weather, more cost effective frontline services, and boosting economic growth by commercially exploiting water technologies. The study shows how cities can adopt an integrated approach to manage water as a local resource and also makes a call on government to help cities do even more. The publication is available to order directly from APSE.

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Lobbying for good

Monaghan_coverOur new book co-authored with Up the Ethics shows how business advocacy and public policy intervention can accelerate the delivery of a sustainable economy. Drawing upon examples from Alliance Boots, Aviva, Maersk Line, and Unilever, it describes the strategic opportunity to get on board the next wave of CSR and explains how finely-tuned Lobbying for Good can be an extremely cost-effective brand-enhancement tool. Released on 30th May 2014, the book is now available to order. To mark the release, a series of articles are featured by CSRwire.

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Medellin’s success story

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.

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Blue gold?

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.


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