Pyramid by Ray Collins In the midst of a climate and inequality crisis, is it time to ditch GDP as a measure of economic success? Academics, conservationists and, increasingly, investors are…

Love Heart, Hawaii. Photo by Ray Collins Ted Janulis, founder and Principal at Investable Oceans, speaks to LUX’s Chris Stokel-Walker about why the blue economy is making a splash with…

Rumble, 25 May 2016, South Coast New South Wales, Australia © Ray Collins With multifaceted threats to life on Earth, nature-based solutions are attracting scientists, governments, communities and…

A portrait of the multitalented Lily Cole The model and campaigner talks to Ella Johnson about environmental action, NFTs and how fashion can never be truly sustainable 1. What was your first…

Aino Grapin is CEO of Winch Design, an international design studio for luxury planes, homes and most famously, yachts. Here, Grapin speaks to Samantha Welsh about the increased focus on…

Build your future-facing autumn wardrobe with these innovative eco pieces. Compiled by Ella Johnson Founded in 2019 in New York, vegan brand Alkeme Atelier combines the four elements (earth, water,…

Charlize Theron wearing Chopard’s responsibly mined diamonds at Cannes The new buzz phrase for business is “profit with purpose”. So how are leaders in the luxury and consumer industries…

Combustion, 10 March 2017, South Sydney, Australia. © Ray Collins A thought experiment for investors and policy makers: what if we redesigned our economic model to take into account the cost of…

Louis Roederer CEO Frédéric Rouzaud, Prize judges and LUX contributing editors Maria Sukkar and Maryam Eisler, Prize winner Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, judges Carrie Scott and Brandei Estes, and…

Alice Audouin at the Art of Change 21 office The Paris-based polymath has spent nearly 20 years enabling an ecosystem in which art and environmental concerns meet in meaningful and magical ways.…

Portrait of artist Shezad Dawood at the sea’s edge in East Sussex Shezad Dawood is seven years into 'Leviathan', a mammoth multidisciplinary project centred around our changing oceans. Maisie…

  Photo by Sheherazade Photography “Technologies like renewables have their limits,” says Markus Muller. “The real potential for a sustainable global economy lies in using the wonders…

Can we put a price tag on nature? Valuing the carbon services of plants and animals is essential to bridging the gap between finance and conservation, says Professor Connel Fullenkamp, the leading…

Attribution science explores the link between climate and extreme weather Flooding in South Africa, wildfires in California, heatwaves in India: each new extreme weather event seems the…

EY's Global Vice Chair on Sustainability, Steve Varley, speaks to LUX's Leaders and Philanthropists Editor, Samantha Welsh, about EY's approach to sustainable investing, the future of…

Alex Mustard photographed healthy reefs in the Maldives As our oceans warm up, the spectacular coral reefs of the Maldives archipelago are dying. Michael Marshall reports on the new philanthropic…

Marine biologist Matt Sharp was awarded the Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year in 2020 for his incredible images, such as this one of a wave breaking in the Maldives in 2019 Marine life is…

Is it possible to make money out of our oceans while preserving and even enhancing them? Chris Gorell Barnes thinks so. The Co-founder of Ocean 14 Capital and Blue Marine Foundation speaks to LUX…

Mangroves protect coastlines from erosion and flooding, sequester carbon and provide a home to species not found elsewhere If human beings are going to create a sustainable economic system, we must…

Nature provides services worth over $125 trillion per year globally The planet's species population sizes have decreased by 70% since the 1970s. Yet while scientists have proven that biodiversity…

Octopus is one of the largest owners and managers of renewable energy assets in Europe As the International Energy Agency warns that the worst of the energy crisis may be yet to come, governments…

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, whose global seafood programme, Seafood Watch, advises the fishing industry and governments on how to operate sustainably Julie Packard, scion of the US…

Beam Suntory has established the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky, which supports a curriculum to educate the next generation of distillers Kim Marotta is…

Heather Clancy and Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact © GreenBiz Group/Louis Bryant III Is there a one size fits all when it comes to corporate climate…

This finalist team from Kibera came up with a waste recycling system in the largest urban slum in Africa The Earth Prize is one of the many initiatives run by The Earth Foundation. It is a…

Unilever, one of the largest suppliers of consumer goods, has committed itself to sustainable ways of working throughout the whole company. Image by Bernard Hermant Rebecca Marmot is Chief…

Lindblad Expeditions travellers explore Booth Island, Antarctica Sven-Olof Lindblad is an influential Ocean Elder whose work combines marine conservation, education and eco-tourism. He speaks to…

The health of the world’s oceans is under threat. But the seas can be part of a visionary plan to address climate change and create a more sustainable economy. Andrew Saunders reports on the new…

Cary Fowler outside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Hemis/Alamy Cary Fowler is the American visionary who established the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to ensure the security of all our crop seeds…

Consumers and business owners should take time to educate themsleves about the most effective ways to combat global heating. Pictured: The Alps on the Swiss/Austrian border, where the total winter…

Richard Leakey (Left) Geoffrey Kent (Right) Richard Leakey FRS passed away at the age of 77 on the 2nd January 2022. His old friend, Geoffrey Kent, founder, co-chairman and CEO of Abercrombie &…

Dolphin Square, Dolphin House Justin Travlos is Global Head of Responsible Investment at AXA IM Alts. His management of a diverse investment portfolio is governed by one underlying principle: all…

Eugenia Koh, Head of impact and sustainable investing at Standard Chartered Eugenia Koh believes that while philanthropic support is essential, capital markets must help to close the funding gap…

Harnessing renewable energy from sources like hydro electric power is essential for investing in the future Jessica Hodges From renewable energy to alternative food products, biotech to…

The kitchen of a Cologne family designed for socialising, with Gaggenau equipment including a 200 series oven, a 400 series cooktop and discreetly hidden fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The impact…

Lauber’s Hotel CERVO uses recycled materials and geothermal heat. Photograph by Darius Sanai As COP26 brings together world leaders to discuss climate change, Daniel Lauber, owner of the CERVO…

Melting glaciers will contribute to dramatic sea-level rises. Pictured: the Gornergletcher and Monte Rosa, Switzerland. Professor Peter Newell Academic Peter Newell made waves in the global…

Spottswoode wine estate in Napa Valley, California Spottswoode Estate is Napa valley wine aristocracy. Its wines, selling for hundreds of dollars a bottle, are in demand from collectors globally.…

José Soares dos Santos outside the Lisbon Oceanarium Through his Oceano Azul Foundation and game-changing Oceanário de Lisboa, Portuguese business leader and activist José Soares dos Santos is…

OceanX’s sub Deep Rover filming for ‘Blue Planet II’ in Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, 2015. Image by Ian Kellett. Once the sea casts its spell, it holds you in its net of wonder forever.…

Drone footage of Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Image by FG Trade Can the power of the financial markets be harnessed to address environmental issues such as ocean conservation? LUX talks to Jörg…

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, located off the coast of California. Image by NOAA/Mark Norder Douglas McCauley directs the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the philanthropic organisation…

From David Eustace's series ‘Mar a Bha’, which translates from Gaelic to 'As It Was’ The investment community is waking up to the opportunities in our oceans. Impactful ethical investments in…

The Lisbon Oceanarium, Europe’s largest informational and educational space on the oceans, is operated by a foundation launched by Portugal’s Dos Santos family. Image by Paulo Maxim Claudio de…

Marie-Claire Daveu with Elodie Brunstein of ecological engineers Solicaz in French Guiana. Image by Magneto. The Kering group, owner of Gucci and Bottega Veneta, led the luxury industry by…

Better stewardship of the oceans is at the heart of the blue economy and is the core message of the next generation of environmental campaigners for ocean conservation. Here are the activists a…

Mahi photographed by Annie Guttridge A new generation of photographer-activists are raising awareness of the beauty under the sea, and creating a call to action to save the oceans DEUTSCHE BANK…

Baby pillar coral, being bred in quarantine, at six months. Image by Kristen Marhaver She is one of the most compelling figures in ocean conservation. Kristen Marhaver, a marine biologist and TED…