Most foodies and wellness junkies have probably sampled kombucha, eaten jackfruit and tried CBD oil in the past few years as these once obscure products infiltrate the mainstream. But the truly hip will soon move on to sipping on pea milk, taking gaba supplements, and smearing their faces with bakuchiol.
Those are predictions from Black Swan, a London-based start-up that hoovers up data from social media, online forums, product review websites as well as other sources and then analyses it to divine what consumers want. Its artificial intelligence software purports to sift signal from noise to figure out which early trends are destined for mass adoption.
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By Leila Abboud
Source: Financial Times
“One of the worst things that you can do to a garment, in terms of its durability, is wash it.” So says Mark Sumner, a lecturer in sustainable fashion at the University of Leeds. But while he says reducing the frequency of our clothes washing is the right choice for the environment, he doesn’t advocate a complete washing machine moratorium.
Germany and Canada have teamed up to create what they tout as a “secure and reliable” transatlantic supply chain for green hydrogen. Within the expected long-term alliance, the partners hope to accelerate the commercialization of green hydrogen, which is produced by electrolyzing water using renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power.
Annual spending on energy-related capex projects is forecast to grow to $3 trillion to $5 trillion by 2030. A majority of contractors in a recent Bain survey see an opportunity to reduce project costs by 5% to 10%. Project owners and contractors agree that cost forecasts are often flawed, leaving project teams a narrow window for success.