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Claire Dale

Claire is an Advisor at BIT France. Before joining BIT, Claire was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where she led on aspects of the landmark Environment Bill and helped establish the Office for Environmental Protection, which will be England’s  new environmental regulator.…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jun 2021

The future of fashion is circular but can behavioural science help?

With shops now open, many people may be looking to revamp their wardrobe to be less couch-chic and more social-gathering appropriate. But how can we do this sustainably? We consider some evidence of the circular future of fashion and whether insights from behavioural science can help.

  • Blog
  • 17th Jun 2021

Podcast: COVID vaccines & tech repairability

Working with mayors across the US on engaging with people who are cautious or unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine and supporting the French government's plans to promote a more sustainable and circular economy by encouraging people to repair rather than replace tech products.

  • Blog
  • 30th Apr 2021

How can we encourage institutional investors to make climate friendly decisions?

To combat climate change, US$90 trillion is needed in sustainable investments by 2030. However markets aren’t moving fast enough. The Paris Climate Agreement calls out the role of the finance industry in boosting green innovation and low carbon industries. The question remains however, as to whether shifting to more sustainable…

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Tom O'Keeffe

Tom is a Senior Research Advisor in the Environment, Productivity, Innovation and Consumers team. Prior to joining BIT, Tom worked as an independent economics consultant for various clients, including the World Bank and UK Government. He has worked on research projects in the UK and internationally covering topics in public…

  • Report
  • 1st Dec 2020

Guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has developed guidance for energy suppliers on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It specifies key considerations for carrying out energy consumption analysis, BIT’s recommended methodology, and alternative methodologies. Our intention is to provide suppliers and other organisations with an…

  • Blog
  • 1st Dec 2020

New guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis

In partnership with BEIS, we recently published guidance to support energy suppliers in accurately analysing the impact of smart meters on household energy consumption.  

  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2020

Feeling the Black Friday impulse? Try repairing not replacing

With Black Friday on the horizon, deals on phones, computers and all sorts of electronics are popping up in our inboxes. Yet, when you know that in 2019 we produced approximately 53.6 million tons of electronic waste globally (a number which is growing year on year), with over 80% of…

Also available in: Français

  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2020

Du mal à résister à la tentation du Black Friday? Quel meilleur jour pour penser à réparer, plutôt que remplacer?

A l’approche du Black Friday, nos boîtes mail se remplissent de promotions pour des téléphones, ordinateurs, tablettes, et autres nouveautés électroniques. Pourtant, quand on sait qu’en 2019 on a produit près de 53,6 millions de tonnes de déchets électroniques dans le monde, et que plus de 80% de ces déchets…

Also available in: English

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Laura Zatz

Laura Zatz is a Senior Advisor at BIT Americas. Her work focuses on applying behavioral insights to improve policies and programs in the domains of public health, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Previously, Laura worked at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service where she oversaw contracts and…