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Women in Cleantech, we see you!

A century ago, we rejoiced as the suffragette movement succeeded in achieving women’s rights to vote in the UK. With 2018 coming to an end, it leaves us reflecting on the progress we have made since then. How do we fare in gender equality in London’s cleantech industry? How can we expand and support the community of women in the city’s cleantech start-ups scene? The ‘Women in Cleantech’ strand of London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC)’s Cleantech and Innovation work are committed to address these issues in its new action plan of December 2018. A recent study by McKinsey & Company concluded that gender and ethnic diversity have a strong positive correlation with profitability but wo

RAEng’s call for data driven culture change – count us in

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) recently held its annual diversity and inclusion (D&I) ‘Data Driven Culture Change’ event on 27 November 2018 to urge greater use of data to measure and improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the engineering industry. Henrik Hagemann, our Chief Executive Officer, demonstrated the benefits of taking a data driven approach with Gary Kildare, Chief HR Officer of IBM Corporation Europe. It was a wonderful opportunity to understand the various perspectives of D&I in large and small companies. Gary Kildare expanded on the potential of artificial intelligence and data to improve diversity. Henrik Hagemann also shared about his philosophy of building a smal

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