Navigating Digital Climate Impact in CE Technology Businesses
Digital technologies are responsible for around 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, and this figure is set to double between 2020 and 2025. With this realisation, businesses that develop digital platforms are coming to grips with the necessity of factoring digital climate impact into their overall climate goals.
The Power of Software: Shaping Organizations Through Inverse Conway's Law
In the world of software development, there's a well-known adage called Conway's Law, which states that organizations design software that reflects their own structure. This principle underscores the profound influence of human interactions on the software we create. However, there's another side to this story – the intriguing concept known as Inverse Conway's Law.
Making Rewilding Our Business: Supporting SCOTLAND: the Big Picture
In the modern world, businesses carry a profound responsibility, one that extends beyond profits and growth. Just like individuals, we are increasingly aware of the environmental impact we leave in our wake. We are delighted therefore, to support SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a charity that drives the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crisis.
7 Tips for Communicating with Your Developers
As a socially focused entrepreneur with a bold vision, your role is incredibly important in turning your idea into a reality. The project's success hinges on your ability to understand your users, build a great team, and effectively market your project. Your understanding of the mysteries of programming is not nearly as important.
Navigating Sustainability: HappyPorch's 2022 Carbon Footprint Report
As part of our climate commitment, we are happy to unveil our 2022 Carbon Footprint Report. For several years, HappyPorch has monitored carbon emissions,seeking the most accurate tracking methodologies, assumption figures, and data collection practices.
For the first meetup of 2023, the HappyPorch team headed to the picturesque town of Buxton, England. Surrounded by the beautiful Peak District National Park, from forests, to farmland, to rocky hillsides - that really set the tone for the week’s discussions on how we can continue to grow our positive impact and preserve the natural scenery around us.
A Beginner’s Guide to the Circular Economy
At HappyPorch, we talk a lot about the circular economy and how it provides a solution to so many of the problems we face as a society. But for those who are new to the term and these ideas, we wanted to take some time to define the term and dig into some of the basic concepts.
Bringing the Butterfly Diagram to Life: Social Enterprises Accelerating the Circular Transition
The circular economy diagram, or the “butterfly” diagram as it’s also called, is a key illustration that helps explain the circular economy. Divided into two halves — the biological cycle and the technical cycle — the diagram shows an ideal flow of materials and products through the economy.
Sustainable Fashion Systems and Infrastructure
Clothing is piling up faster than recycling systems can process them, with mountains of discarded textiles ending up in developing countries. But as a software and technology consultant for the circular economy, I’m most inspired and encouraged by something else — the systematic and infrastructural change we’re starting to see across the industry.