Entries by Jaisheila Rajput

The story of waste: From trash to treasure

We live in a world where our most significant story is becoming that of an irrepressibly growing population on a resource scarce planet, and there is an ever-increasing global social consciousness. With this rapid increase in social and environmental consciousness, sustainable business has begun to focus less on offsetting risk, or reducing harmful practices, and […]

Water risk | Mapping supply chains in Zambia

Water risk the new normal. Globally businesses are forced to be resilient, coping with a number of disruptions including the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather-related events. Water risk is becoming commonplace. Water is becoming increasingly scarce in a number of areas around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is currently ranked as […]

Less waste, more economy | Key ingredients to drive a waste economy

Waste management and the waste economy has become a topic of increasing importance globally and in particular South Africa. South Africa needs to devise more effective ways to reduce waste produced, primarily due to mounting pressure on landfill sites. The Department of Environmental Affairs reports that the majority of landfill sites in South Africa are reaching […]

TOMA-Now x SAAHK | Street store in Hong Kong

Social inequality plagues even the most affluent metropolises. Hong Kong is no exception – the escalating cost of living, insufficient public housing, and gaps in pension and poverty provisions contribute to an ever-growing disparity between the classes.  Locally, the problems are being addressed by a diverse group of individuals and companies. Every kindness that comes […]

Sweeping clean | Reducing household waste

Household waste. No time wasted sweeping up Hong Kong’s rubbish Hong Kong’s waste problem has been making global headlines recently. However, the streets are not littered with rubbish. The city is clean. This is thanks to the 10,800 workers who provide cleaning services, including street sweeping and waste collection. Workers, usually older women, normally begin […]

Shifting the water paradigm

Water, water, everywhere Living in the greater Cape Town area these days has become synonymous with 90-second showers, hand sanitiser and wet-wipes being your best friends and the race to prepare buckets for the very occasional rain. Temporarily residing in Canada, for the first time since 2015, I currently face zero limitations on my water usage. Canada is a water […]

Africa is open for business | Innovations in sustainable chemistry

The Regional Perspectives on Sustainable Chemistry Innovation and the Global Chemicals Outlook II: Understanding Trends, Risks and Opportunities took place in Nairobi, Kenya on March 7 – 8, 2018. The workshop sought to examine regional megatrends and industry sector trends that may create risks and opportunities for chemicals management and sustainable chemistry innovation in Africa. The […]

Mashuka | Cross-border social impact

Client story: TOMA-Now is currently working with a social impact driven start-up, Mashuka helping to craft their vision and strategy. Their story is too good not to share! We recently sat down with the entrepreneurs behind Mashuka to learn more about their incredible story on how this business came about, their plans and the driving need to […]

Innovating through human centered design

How can we innovate if we don’t know ourselves? Human centered design | TOMA-Now is working with some really smart, innovative people, introducing different ways of looking at new challenges. One of the approaches focuses on human centered design. This is turning out to be a game changer not only for our social impact partners […]

A year in review – goodbye to a stellar 2017!

2017 Focused on growing and developing the green economy. We were part of a bigger global movement that unlocked new opportunities through mapping and developing value chains within the green economy. It was an amazing year filled with new and returning clients, exciting work and new destinations. It was also a year of recognition and […]