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Sustainable Innovation at Oslo Innovation Week 2019

This year’s Oslo Innovation Week (OIW), saw the fifth iteration of the week-long OIW 100 pitches event, a pitching competition . . .

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My Spring, by Andrew Beattie

Our first real planning meeting for Spring was in June last year when Lucy, Jack, Fiona and I headed to . . .

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How do you create change?

Chances are it’s a conundrum you’ll have run in to if you run a business, or are thinking of starting . . .

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Spring: an introduction to journaling

Journaling is an ancient tradition, stemming back to at least 10th century Japan. As a tool and a practice, it’s . . .

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#TeamMum

Tell us about Ride Africa; what it is and what you’re hoping to achieve with the project? Ride Africa is . . .

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Local hero: Beauty Banks

When I rise in the morning, I hop into the shower without even a thought. I claim washing my hair . . .

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Ethos Meets: Kate Holt

When do you consider your work on a story to be done? It’s never really done is it. I always . . .

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Ethos Christmas competition

We love Lego. We also love biodegradable plant-based plastics, and green energy. And so….. To celebrate our 08th issue, and . . .

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Buy Ethos issue 08

Order your copy of Ethos 08 today! In this issue we hear insights from the 44th President of the United . . .

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Spring – campaign journal #04

There’s little over 24 hours left of our crowdfunding campaign, and we’ve hit our target! We’d like to extend a . . .

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Spring – campaign journal #03

The whole process of journaling is both a new and an old concept to me. The idea of sitting down . . .

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Ethos Eights – Oslo Innovation Week 2018

With a crowd of 10,000 of the world’s most innovative minds, and more than 250 businesses talking, pitching and sharing . . .

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Moments that will change the world

Bringing a crowd of 10,000 of the world’s most innovative minds to Norway, Oslo Innovation Week’s focus for its 14th . . .

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Spring by Ethos, an Indiegogo campaign

Spring, is a practical journal from the team behind Ethos magazine. Featuring inspiring, information-packed interviews from some of the world’s most successful . . .

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Local hero: Just a Card

As an artist and designer who sells my artwork through many galleries and retailers, I advocate the importance and the . . .

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Write for Ethos

Write for Ethos! That’s right, write about your favourite ethical and sustainable businesses and movements and get paid for it! . . .

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Rethinking the stigma

Tell us a bit more about what you do at Harley Therapy, and about your journey so far. Harley Therapy . . .

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A moment of Calm

Each year, one quarter of people living in the UK will experience a mental health problem. Recent research from the . . .

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24 hours in: Saint Petersburg

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1996 I worked at GCHQ Cheltenham, where I met my wife Sarah. . . .

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In our summer edition of Ethos magazine, we spend 24 hours in Saint Petersburg, and travel to Pakistan to learn the importance . . .

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The NHS at 70

The founder of the NHS Since the National Health service (NHS) was launched in 1948, British citizens have not had . . .

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Citizens of the World

“If you believe that you’re a citizen of the world – you’re a citizen of nowhere,” Theresa May famously stated . . .

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Ethos Meets: Cathy Runciman

What lead you to Atlas of the Future? I worked for Time Out for 12 years; I travelled the world . . .

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Let’s talk: Universal Basic Income

For – Dr. Malcolm Torry If you earn an income in the UK, then Income Tax and National Insurance Contribution . . .

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The Big Beach Clean

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Good food

Each year, one third of food produced for human consumption – roughly around 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or . . .

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24 hours in: Beirut

I was in Syria when the war began, and in Lebanon when the refugees started to arrive. As a diplomat, . . .

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Buy Ethos issue 06

A new-look Ethos magazine, but still chock full of inspirational businesses and individuals striving to make a positive difference. In . . .

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Ethos Meets: Much Better Adventures

How surprised were you by the response to the crowd funder? We’d seen real enthusiasm for our adventures and customers . . .

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Fashion victim?

In the four years since the collapse of Rana Plaza in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which housed five factories making . . .

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Fresh Ideas, Free Thinking; iSmart

What do you do? Annalise: I take care of the product design and marketing for iSmart. I’ve been involved since . . .

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24 hours in: Baltimore

“Why Baltimore?”, friends asked. The simple answer was: “necessity”. Several years of under-and unemployment meant I could no longer afford . . .

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This woman’s worth

“I think there is demand for alternative funding – especially for women – as they aren’t able to get the . . .

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Buy Ethos issue 05

It’s finally here; Ethos Magazine issue 05! Order your copy today from our online store. In issue 05 of Ethos . . .

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The Makers and the City #03 – Make Liverpool

This instalment of The Makers and the City documents the growth of Make Liverpool over a period of 14 months. Make . . .

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A Day in the Life; Little by Little

What is in store for you today? Today is a work day for me. It begins with a busy run . . .

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Your View: Climate Change

Our fifth edition of Ethos magazine is coming up and we want to hear from YOU; we want to highlight . . .

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Ethos Meets: John Thackara

What led you to the work you’re doing today? I studied philosophy at university, but in my first job I . . .

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Ethos Meets: Claire Wasserman

Tell us more about your background and where the idea for Ladies Get Paid came from. After I graduated in . . .

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Fan clubs

If boxing is the ‘sport of kings’, then football is ‘the working-class sport’, well, at least it used to be. . . .

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Nordic Edtech Award 2017

Regular readers of Ethos will know how important the work being done in Europe’s Nordic states is, highlighted each year . . .

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Meaning 2017: systems change & fringe innovation

Brighton is host to several excellent tech conferences, but the progressive business space is held by Meaning; which has just . . .

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A Day in the Life – Where does Jo come from?

What is in store for you today? I’m writing a couple of presentations today that I’m giving next week.  One . . .

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Buy Ethos issue 04

Order your copy of Ethos issue 04 today! Issue 04 of Ethos magazine is here – order yours today from . . .

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Progressive business 2017: the trends you need to know about

The definition of ‘progressive business’ is constantly evolving. In the showdown between start-up culture and big business, it occupies the . . .

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A Day in the Life – Organic cotton rocks

What is in store for you today? An escape to London to meet new retailers, show them the AmaElla collection, . . .

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Miraculous media

On a single evening in January 2016, there were just under 555,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States, according . . .

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A Day in the Life: Soap Star

What is in store for you today? School run is done, mornings can be madness with my two little girls! . . .

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Close quarters

The UK saw 119,000 homes built last year. We needed 250,000. With a widespread consensus that the housing market is . . .

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Reinventing the wheel

“Nature produces no waste: everything is reused, composted and digested.” Sounding more like a speaker at an environmental conference than . . .

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A Day in the Life: Evergreen Insurance

What is in store for you today? Today I am catching up with several of our charity partners.  As it . . .

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Future food

We live in a world of waste. Plastic waste, water waste and food waste, amongst others, are growing concerns the . . .

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A Day in the Life: JAW Sustainability

What is in store for you today? Well it’s Monday so quite a low key day as we tend to . . .

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Looking ahead

This year’s 12th instalment of Oslo Innovation Week is themed around the UN’s sustainable development goals. “Action speaks louder than . . .

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Norwegian Good

For many years, Norway was the baby sister of the thriving Scandinavian startup scene; Oslo comes fourth in StartUp Heatmap’s . . .

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Power Play

Driving north from Liverpool city centre, the skyline’s shiny office towers become hulking Victorian warehouses, before turning into towering turbines . . .

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Ethos Eights: Scientific Innovations

1. Lucky Iron Fish Project, Canada Developed as an accessible, cheap solution to widespread anaemia in Cambodia, these clinically tested . . .

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A Day in the Life: Out with the old, in with the new

What is in store for you today? Coffee shop working and getting the final nuts and bolts in place for . . .

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A Day in the Life: My Way

What is in store for you today Drink a lot of ginger tea and chop garlic to boost my system . . .

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Good Karma

Karma – the Buddhist and Hindu principle that the sum of an individual’s actions has a direct effect on their . . .

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Fresh Ideas | Free Thinking #13

What do you do? Do Nation is all about helping people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits. We do this . . .

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Ethos Eights: Podcasts & Radio

01. The Minimalist Podcast, The Minimalists This discussion about ‘living a meaningful life with less’ comes from two guys who . . .

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A Day in the Life: Revolution

What is in store for you today? I’m off to Örebro in Sweden to visit one of the farms we work with . . .

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Certified Success

For too long big business always seemed like a case of us versus them, the idea that businesses were disconnected . . .

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Fresh Ideas | Free Thinking #12

What do you do? I am a freelance journalist, copywriter, social media buffoon; Jack of all trades, master of none. . . .

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Ethos Eights: Ethical Fashion Brands

01. People Tree People Tree is a pioneer in the fair trade and environmentally sustainable fashion movement. The brand is . . .

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Fresh Ideas | Free Thinking #11

What do you do?  I’m a frustrated utopian. I just try to make the world a better place, little bit . . .

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Recycle, Reuse, Reimagine

In 2050, 75% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Today, many of these same cities are . . .

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Ethos Eights: Co-Working Spaces

01. Mesh, Oslo Cool and collaborative, this former nightclub has grown up, expanded across the street and supports a raft . . .

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A Day in the Life: A Jack of All Trades

What is in store for you today? Today I will be writing a newsletter about all our activities taking place . . .

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Ethos Eights: Smart Cities

01. Smart City: Bristol, UK Project: Bristol is Open Bristol is Open has multiple facilities that have successful turned Bristol into . . .

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Caffeine and Cards

Own up, how many of you can’t go the day without a cup of coffee? It’s almost cliché, but that . . .

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Fresh Ideas | Free Thinking #10

What do you do? I am a Managing Director of Ethos, but primarily a copywriter, journalist, filmmaker, rabble rouser, sales . . .

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Let’s talk: Airbnb

Great companies emerge out of value creation; and Airbnb is no exception to that rule. It’s created a service that . . .

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A Day in the Life: Do What You Love, Don’t Be Afraid to Share

What is in store for you today? Today should be a pretty calm day, compared to yesterday when we had . . .

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Taking Back the Streets

Just a ten-minute walk from Liverpool city centre you’ll find Toxteth, part of the Riverside ward of the city – . . .

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The Good City Economy Movement is Building

Local economic innovation is taking place in the UK’s cities, but you won’t find it where you might expect it. . . .

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Ethos Meets: Mark Stevenson

Tell me about yourself and the work that you do? Basically, I help people to be literate about the questions . . .

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Fresh Ideas | Free Thinking #9

What do you do? Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation . . .

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A Day in the Life: Communities, Inspiration and Teamwork

What is in store for you today? As I’m responsible for the comms area, today my most pressing duties are; . . .

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In my city: Hull

As this year’s UK City of Culture, Hull is awash with cultural goings-on, one of which is the Hull Folk . . .

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Guiding fish by starlight

Today, approximately one fifth of the global population relies on fish as its primary source of protein. But with our . . .

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Ethos Eights: Conferences & Events

Startupfest Montreal, July 12-15, 2017 Startupfest is a global gathering of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. It . . .

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Home and Pies

On March 10th 2017, Homebaked Co-operative Bakery won five awards at the British Pie Awards, including a Gold for its . . .

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Repowering London

There are myriad reasons that have led the country to its current energy crisis and as a result there are . . .

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Spirit Animals

The largest living mammal on the planet, the elephant can reach 6,000kg in weight and 6.5 meters in length; however . . .

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Igniting a weather revolution

Ignitia’s inception came back in 2010, when scientists and meteorologists recognised that there was an immediate and urgent need for . . .

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For Club and Community

You know you’re near Goodison Park, home of Premiere League side Everton Football Club (EFC), long before the top of . . .

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Bristol, by Birch

Birch is the sustainable, Bristolian restaurant that serves organic food straight from the owners allotment. Situated only 15 minutes from . . .

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Ethos: People Power Available Now!

Ethos: People Power is the first special edition newspaper that shares the amazing stories of grassroots community businesses and celebrates . . .

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Ethos #01 – Available now!

Ethos is a magazine for and about people who embrace new and innovative ways of doing business. We cover a . . .

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Ethos campaign diary #3

Hi All, You know that awkward middle period of the campaign that Lucy mentioned in last weeks campaign diary? We . . .

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Ethos presents, Homebaked

In 2010, after 100 years of serving the local community in Anfield, Mitchell’s Bakery closed its doors. The closure was . . .

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Thoughtful travel

El turisme mata els barris: tourism kills neighbourhoods. It is not hard to find local resistance to Barcelona’s seven million-plus . . .

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LSCo Campaign Diary #3

We did it! We’ve hit our goal. From the recent popularity of the campaign, we hoped that by the time . . .

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LSCo Campaign Diary #2

Our Kickstarter campaign is almost halfway through and it’s doing really well, we’re getting there, but it’s certainly hard work, . . .

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Passion and Purpose

A denim business that has revived manufacturing in a small Welsh town; a craft brewery run by seven brothers; a . . .

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LSCo Campaign Diary #1

It’s been a really busy week here at the Leather Satchel Co. headquarters, we’ve launched our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and . . .

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COP21 and the cycle ride from Hell

The world’s leaders are gathered in Paris for the UN’s climate summit, COP21; the aim is to reach a binding . . .

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Beautiful Ideas

Tell us about the Beautiful Ideas Co. ER: The Beautiful Ideas Company (BICo) is a regeneration Community Interest Company that . . .

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Ethos Debate Club #2

After the success of the inaugural Ethos Debate Club, which discussed the pros and cons of the Sharing Economy and . . .

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The good old-fashioned arts collective

Can you tell me about Eccleston George, its members, and how it came to be? Eccleston George is a good . . .

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The culture of co-working

Can you tell us about the background of Launch22? We hear you’re an amalgamation of the charity Catch22 and LaunchPad . . .

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The Change-Makers

Can you tell me more about Foossa and the work that it does? Foossa is a community-centred design and strategy . . .

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Against the Sharing Economy

Debate 1: What’s the Sharing Economy all about, really? Is it about sharing or selfishness? We should stop calling it . . .

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For the Sharing Economy

Debate 1: What’s the Sharing Economy all about, really? Is it about sharing or selfishness? We should keep calling it . . .

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Ahead of the crowd

What is JUXDIT? JUXDIT wears two hats; we started out as an international crowdfunding consultancy, experts in consulting campaigns from . . .

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