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Izzy Brennan

Izzy is an Advisor in BIT’s Energy and Sustainability team, where she works on policy areas ranging from water efficiency to sustainable diets.  Prior to joining BIT, Izzy worked at a social enterprise applying behavioural science to social and environmental challenges, and as a management consultant at a professional services…

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Jasmine Pineda

Jasmine Pineda is an Associate Advisor at the Behavioral Insights Team Americas, supporting BIT’s Latin American portfolio. Before joining BIT, she was a part of the Education unit of the World Bank for the Latin American and Caribbean region where she worked on implementation support and evaluation on projects concerning…

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Dr. Jeremy Gretton

Jeremy is a Senior Advisor at BIT Canada. Jeremy previously worked as a consultant and social media writer at BEworks and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo. In these roles, he has collaborated with partners in academia, industry, and government and has examined questions such as how…

  • Blog
  • 26th Aug 2021

Three experiments to protect homes from flood damage

The most significant natural disaster risk to UK homes is flooding. And climate change is only compounding this risk. One of the most difficult aspects of flooding is its unpredictability. Floods can overwhelm towns and cities in a matter of hours as we’ve seen in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire during…

  • Report
  • 26th Aug 2021

Applying behavioural insights to support flood resilience

Flooding the most significant natural disaster risk to UK homes, and climate change is increasing the risk of flooding even further. Homeowners can minimise the risk of flood damage by taking measures to protect their homes (also known as property flood resilience measures).

  • Blog
  • 5th Aug 2021

Using behavioural insights to help households correctly segregate their waste

Uncertainty is an issue— if we don’t know what the right option is, we are often inclined to take the path which incurs the lowest effort. This status quo bias is bad news for recycling, because it means people may be sending recyclable refuse to landfill. Uncertainty is also legitimate.…

  • Blog
  • 29th Jul 2021

Greening pensions: A behavioural perspective

In our latest report, we outline seven ideas, grounded in behavioural science, to achieve a greener pensions system and help to avert the climate crisis. Downstream, we aim to support individual pension-holders to take up greener pension options, and upstream, we address the pensions market itself to improve the availability…

  • Report
  • 29th Jul 2021

Greening Pensions: A Behavioural Perspective

In this report, we contribute to the emerging conversation on green pensions by highlighting the benefits of using a behavioural perspective. We outline seven ideas, grounded in behavioural science, to achieve a greener pensions system and help to avert the climate crisis.

  • Blog
  • 28th Jul 2021

What if a behavioural scientist redesigned climate negotiations?

In this blog post, we outline a few creative ways behavioural insights could be applied to COP26 in Glasgow – from lead-up, to opening day, to delivery of the conference itself. This is a tongue-in-cheek manifesto of how the conference would look if overzealous behavioural scientists helped organise it.

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jul 2021

Reframing pension options to encourage greener choices

We conducted an online experiment to explore how different ‘nudges’ could encourage more people to take-up green pension funds.