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  • Blog
  • 2nd Aug 2022

A fine or a nudge? Charging for plastic bags works and is an interesting behavioural case study

The average shopper in UK major supermarkets now uses around three plastic bags per year, compared to 140 back in 2014

  • Report
  • 28th Jul 2022

ESOS recommendations template: final report

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which is administered by the Environment Agency and was launched in 2014, requires large businesses/groups in the UK to carry out an energy audit of their buildings, industrial processes and transport at least once every 4 years to identify opportunities for energy efficiency.   A…

  • Blog
  • 12th Jul 2022

Reframing Sustainability Through a Behavioral Lens

Sustainability is a broad and complex issue encompassing everything from global warming to manufacturing processes. So it’s easy to feel unqualified to speak or too overwhelmed to know where to start. Feeling this way is known as choice overload in behavioral science, and it alone can lead to inaction.

  • Blog
  • 27th Jun 2022

How can we boost uptake of heat pumps beyond the effect of subsidies?

Heat pumps are a far more eco-friendly way to heat our homes, however expensive installation and running costs pose major barriers to their adoption.

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jun 2022

Protecting consumers from greenwashing

These days everyone has “gone green” - or at least that’s the way it looks on the surface

  • Person

Dr Karine Lacroix

Karine is an Advisor at BIT Canada. Before joining BIT, she worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. She conducted research on climate change mitigation, surveying beliefs and attitudes, policy support, barriers and drivers of climate-related behaviour, and evaluating interventions. She has also worked…

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Ed Whincup

Ed is an Advisor in our Energy, Environment & Sustainability team. His work spans across a range of policy areas including green finance, transport, labour markets and organisational behaviour. Prior to BIT, Ed worked as an Account Manager at IBM, overseeing a portfolio of clients across Australia and New Zealand.…

  • Blog
  • 1st Jun 2022

¿Qué pasa cuando ir en bicicleta, a pie o tomar bus es más rápido que manejar?

En el Día Mundial de la Bicicleta celebramos las calles construidas para las personas y el transporte sostenible. Mientras las muertes por accidentes de tránsito alcanzan el nivel más alto de los últimos 15 años en Estados Unidos, Ciudad de México está demostrando lo que es posible cuando una ciudad…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 1st Jun 2022

What happens when cycling, walking, or taking the bus is faster than driving?

As traffic deaths hit a 15-year high in the US, Mexico City is showing what’s possible using a behavioral insights lens to guide investments

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 22nd Apr 2022

Promoting better waste management with behavioral insights

Our planet can’t handle the amount of trash we produce but behavioral insights can help encourage proper disposal