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Posts published by “Gary Kendall”

Gary is Deputy Director at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He has been working with the Cape Town office since January 2011, having previously led SustainAbility's London-based think-tank function. He has advised several leading companies on how to approach and tackle sustainability challenges, including Coca-Cola, Ford, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Rio Tinto, AP Møller-Maersk and Shell.

Previously, Gary spent two years working in WWF's Global Climate and Energy programme, where his main interests were the causes of -- and solutions to -- the challenges associated with society's addiction to hydrocarbon fuels. This followed nine years in the oil industry with Mobil and ExxonMobil, spanning diverse roles from research and product development to sales, marketing and business development. Working across Europe, the US and Asia offered Gary first-hand insight to the strategic and day-to-day sustainability challenges posed by one of the world's most problematic sectors.

Gary is the author of the WWF publication Plugged In: The End of the Oil Age. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and a season ticket at Liverpool FC.

South Africa on the brink

Two weeks into the truckers’ strike and South Africa stands on the precipice of serious societal breakdown. The Marikana massacre was undoubtedly a tragic event…

Realising the potential of electricity

As the latest climate change conference in Bonn draws to a close today, the full implications of commitments made at COP17 are beginning to sink…

Unstoppable forces and immovable objects

“That’s my new house,” my Chinese tour guide gestured toward a row of featureless apartment blocks beneath our vantage point overlooking the river, “and that’s…

China’s alternative to an American addiction

Last week saw the launch of BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, a rich seam of energy industry stats that journalists, analysts and academics will…