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Changemakers

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Changemaking trends that matter to people and business

The past year has been a challenging one, and problems for our planet beyond Covid-19, such as climate change, still loom large. ING has partnered with Longitude, a Financial Times company, to provide the research insights that will inform business leaders in times of uncertainty. The Changemaker series presents regional and sector snapshots of how people think and which consumer trends will dominate in 2021 and beyond.

Energy

As the global response to climate change takes shape, just how committed are citizens to decarbonisation targets?

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How businesses can account for sustainable transformation

When world leaders gather in November for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, there will be no shortage of crises to debate.
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How banks and businesses can be partners in sustainability

By 2050, the global population is set to reach almost 10 billion people, bringing with it unprecedented energy consumption. This will be an existential challenge unless businesses can pioneer new technologies and business models that minimise emissions of greenhouse gases.
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How the right motivation can help businesses accelerate towards a green economy

For Mark Carney, a lack of preparedness for climate risks is a serious problem. The former Governor of the Bank of England describes them as “a tragedy of the horizon.”
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Why the climate crisis needs a coordinated action plan

If businesses are not accountable, the corporate sustainability agenda is doomed. Is there a way to keep it on track as budgets are slashed?
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READ TIME: 1:40

Q&A with Gianfilippo Mancini: Prosumers propel Europe’s energy transition

As Europe’s energy transition progresses, the CEO of Sorgenia tells us that consumers are about to take centre stage.
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Reasons to be hopeful: The energy transition takes shape

The investment outlook for renewable energy generation in Europe and Asia is cause for optimism.
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Recover better: Consumers want green energy post-Covid

Governments must pivot towards clean energy policies in their responses to the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research by ING.
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Food

The pandemic has brought about lasting change in consumer behaviour

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Shoppers turn to local produce in the wake of the pandemic

Awareness about climate, health and sustainability is on the rise. Research shows that changes in consumer tastes may be here to stay for good.
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Q&A with Farhan Siddiqi: Grocery retail catches up to tech

Farhan Siddiqi, Chief Digital Officer, at Ahold Delhaize is optimistic about the growth of e-commerce but says retailers must continue to innovate.
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Climate Control: Consumers are discovering their power

One in four people now believes that their spending can have a significant positive impact on efforts to tackle climate change.
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Q&A with Jan Klerken: Reinventing the mushroom

Jan Klerken, founder of Scelta Mushrooms, tells us how his products are getting healthier and more sustainable.
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Grocers lay the groundwork for the future of food retail

As e-commerce proliferates, grocers are fighting to future-proof their digital strategies.
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Transport

Can investments in infrastructure and technology provide safe and clean mobility for Covid-weary passengers?

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READ TIME: 2:05

Q&A with Patrick McGuirk: Data gets deliveries to the door

UK start-up PostTag helps businesses meet new B2C demand, improve their cost-efficiency and reduce their emissions where the ‘last mile’ is concerned.
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Generation Z shifts to e-bikes and car-sharing models

Micro-mobility and mobility-as-a-service are becoming more popular with young urbanites who won’t – or can’t – use personal cars.
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Can climate-friendly transport goals stay on track amid safety fears?

The pandemic is undermining efforts to get people out of their cars and into less-polluting options. Is this game over for the shift to greener transport?
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Businesses willingness to play their part in greening the economy

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Empowered consumers fuel sustainability

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