Brook Lyndhurst is an independent research and strategy consultancy. We work on projects that are concerned with understanding, promoting and delivering sustainable development. Since coming into being in 1999 we have worked for clients through the UK that share our commitment to the need to build a more sustainable society; and who understand, too, that the practical steps by which this can be achieved need to be based on robust evidence, creative insight and bold vision.
Whilst retaining our core belief in the importance of sustainability, our work has both shaped, and evolved to reflect, emerging priorities. Broadly, our work falls into one of six key areas – climate change; communities; business and sustainability; waste and resources; food; and sustainable lifestyles. (For an example of our experience and expertise on food, a brochure is available for download in the centre column). Across these areas we synthesise economic, social and environmental analysis. We retain the view that significant changes in individual, organisational and governmental behaviour are needed to bring about a more sustainable society, and much of our work is concerned with ‘behaviour change’.
Reflecting the breadth and complexity of the issues we tackle, our team is an eclectic mix. We have backgrounds in economics, anthropology, geography, international development, environmental science, social studies, journalism, market research, the Middle East, philosophy, political science and history. This variety means that our meetings are rarely dull, our thinking is rigorously tested and our analysis is invariably challenging.
Describing our approach in a blurb such as this is tricky, however, so rather than attempt a single, succinct adjective, or blather on about our ethical procurement policy or our flexible working patterns, we threw all the things we think apply to Brook Lyndhurst and ran it through Wordle. The resulting image, below, is as good an idea of what Brook Lyndhurst is about as you’re likely to get.
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More sustainable consumption is likely to mean ‘buying less stuff’ – or, more specifically, acquiring fewer products that deplete finite material resources. If people are to maintain their lifestyles, this will mean changes such as renting goods rather than buying them, and buying second-hand or reconditioned goods rather than new ones. Our recent survey* results [...]
This blog is the second in our series of blogs in the lead up to the 2014 BEHAVE conference. Like the first blog, we’re delving into some of the results of a survey we ran a few months ago that gauged consumer attitudes towards a range of environmental and lifestyle issues. In our survey we asked: ‘How often [...]