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  • Report
  • 6th Jul 2011

Behaviour change and energy use: behavioural insights team paper

The behavioural insights team has published a report setting out how we can use behavioural insights to help people save energy and money.

  • Report
  • 15th Sep 2011

Behavioural Insights Team annual update 2010-11

The Behavioural Insights Team’s Annual Update 2010-11 provides a summary of the Team’s work since it was set up in July 2010.

  • Report
  • 20th Sep 2012

Behavioural Insights Team’s Annual Update 2011/12

  • Blog
  • 12th Dec 2012

Reducing disposable shopping bag usage

In her new paper, Tatiana Homonoff from Princeton University shows that small incentives can have a larger effect than the simple cost/benefit calculation would suggest, but how these incentives are framed matters. Her findings accord with the idea of loss aversion – that people value losses more than the equivalent…

  • Blog
  • 15th Apr 2013

Reducing food waste

The Behavioural Insights Team recently met up with GreeNudge, a Norwegian organisation that researches behavioural approaches to encouraging environmentally friendly choices. Among other things, we discussed their latest study on food waste. GreeNudge conducted randomised controlled trials in hotel restaurants with food buffets. They found that reducing plate size and…

  • Person

Dr Alex Gyani

Alex is the Managing Director of the Behavioural Insights Team's APAC offices. He has been based in Sydney since 2014. He has advised governments around the world on how to use behavioural science to improve policy outcomes and increase the use of evidence-based policy more generally. Previously Alex oversaw the…

  • Blog
  • 3rd Sep 2014

The secret cost of laundry

Purchasing a laundry appliance, such as a washing machine, can be a complicated choice involving lots of different factors. However, consumers may be surprised to find out that the cost of using the appliance is not one of the factors often taken into account. Annual energy consumption, which relates to…

  • Person

Toby Park

Toby leads the energy, environment and sustainability work at BIT, covering topics as diverse as energy, water, mobility, food systems, circular economy and wildlife conservation. His expertise lies in the psychology of pro-environmental action at the individual and societal level. He has delivered in excess of 50 projects designing and…

  • Report
  • 27th Apr 2016

Smart Meters Derogation Guidance: supporting energy supplier applications for trials of in-home display alternatives

Behavioural Insights Team, Madano and DECC co-drafted guidance for energy suppliers who wish to seek a derogation from the requirement to offer domestic consumers an In Home Display (IHD) as part of a smart meter installation, in order to trial alternative In Home Displays (IHDs).

  • Person

Alexander Clark

Alex oversees our work around the Asia-Pacific region, from Hong Kong to Pakistan. He helped to set up the Singapore office in 2016, and spent several years working in Singapore on health policy and financial behaviours, before increasingly taking on our work overseas. In 2023 he became our head of…