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  • Blog
  • 1st Feb 2024

Behavioural Science in Latin America and the Caribbean: BIT's Journey and Vision for 2024 and beyond

as the new Director of our LAC team, ushering in an era of tech-driven behavioral insights.

  • Blog
  • 4th Dec 2023

Pounds for pylons - when do incentives backfire?

People living ‘close’ to new infrastructure will receive up to £1,000 per year off their electricity bills as well as a wider community benefit fund allowing them to support local social projects. 

  • Blog
  • 30th Oct 2023

Behavior change is key to successful climate action plans

Successful climate action plans must consider, and plan for, changing people’s behavior. For the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050, 62% of emissions cuts require residents or businesses to change what they do.

  • Blog
  • 21st Oct 2023

Is a Zero-Waste Lifestyle Possible?

Is it truly feasible for individuals and communities to adopt such a lifestyle, and what role can behavioural sciences play in improving the uptake of sustainable practices?

  • Blog
  • 7th Sep 2023

Keeping household water quality safe

In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).

  • Report
  • 7th Sep 2023

Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents

We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Aug 2023

Do we want Net Zero or not? We do, but the UK’s ULEZ debacle highlights the political high-wire

Let's not back-track on sustainability - let's just get better at policy-making.

  • Blog
  • 19th Jul 2023

Using behavioural science to redesign customer water bills

Last year, the UK sweltered through its hottest summer on record, with droughts declared nationwide. And if this June - the hottest June since records began - is anything to go by, the signs point to this becoming a more regular occurrence in 2023 and beyond. It is a jarring…

  • Blog
  • 10th Jul 2023

Sustainability Comms 101: Mastering Climate Communications for Green Behaviour Change

With such a large shift in public action needed, and a lack of strong public understanding of green behaviours, it’s clear that public engagement, information and effective communications are a vital foundation. . 

  • Blog
  • 13th Jun 2023

Do smart meters reduce households’ energy consumption?

Smart gas and electricity meters are devices that measure and record the amount of energy that a household uses (every 30-minutes) and inform the consumer of how much they are spending on energy via an In-Home-Display (IHD). Consumption data is also automatically relayed to the household’s energy supplier. Smart meters…