Traditional agriculture is under threat, largely due to the weight of the world’s growing population. The final part of our three-part series with the Financial Times focuses on aqua agriculture and puts the spotlight on entrepreneurs who are looking to make a difference.
Italian innovator, Sergio Gamberini, looked to the ocean for an answer to sustainable farming and has found a way to grow tomatoes, beans and lettuce all under the sea.
This radical approach could be the key to opening up new opportunities and investment in experimental and eco-friendly farming.
Our rethink philosophy serves to highlight visionaries across the globe who are dedicated to leaving a legacy and making a mark on society.
Feeding the world’s population is no easy feat but Bren Smith, US ocean farming pioneer, is looking to tackle this growing issue. In part three of our collaboration with the Financial Times, we explore farming in an entirely new light. Enter, ‘3D ocean farming’. It’s sustainable and has the potential to unlock new methods and investments in modern-day farming.
Not only is this initiative green, it has the possibility to create a new gourmet experience as Smith’s experiments explore an array of new, edible plants and shellfish.
Like Bren Smith, at Lombard Odier, we believe in evolving in order to create a impactful society, enrich experiences and provide the right solutions for our clients.
Our rethink philosophy runs deep. We want to offer a fresh perspective on the big questions that our clients and society are concerned with. That’s why our partnership with Monocle, on revaluating city spaces, is so fitting. Together, with Monocle in 2016, we showcased individuals from all over the world, who are reshaping our cityscapes in order to make them more sustainable, inclusive and have the ambition to leave a better legacy for future generations.
A revolution in agriculture is needed to feed the world’s growing population.
The second of our three-part series with the Financial Times sees pioneers embracing technology to meet the demand.
Below we hear about the spectacular yields of crops grown in nutrient solutions rather than soil and how cows, equipped with sensors to check their condition, are producing more milk and breeding more effectively.
Transforming by rethinking is a subject dear to our heart at Lombard Odier. It’s how we have survived more than 40 financial crises. An eye for detail unites precision farming and precision banking.
The US government has signaled its backing for self-drive cars. But Silicon Valley has slipped behind in the race for self-driving technology, so who is in pole position now? Could it really be... Volvo? And how long is it until human-controlled vehicles get consigned to museums?
By Henrietta Thompson
As brands grow up with their aging demographic, and a new generation of later lifers make their demands heard, there’s no better time to be a septo-octo- or nonagenarian, and beyond…
As a bank that’s survived more than 40 financial crises, Lombard Odier is fascinated by the way ideas germinate and lead to a world of possibilities.
That is why we are partnering the Financial Times in a three-part series on how to meet the food needs of the 21st century.
Below we hear from a scientist, who is figuring out how to grow food in space, and an engineer, who is finding new ways to help farmers gather data on their crops.
In space, on land, at sea as in banking, the challenge is the same: constantly adapt to a changing environment and find pioneering solutions.
It is no coincidence that Air, Earth and Water are the chapters of this series. When it comes to rethinking, we are always in our element.
By Carli Humphries
As orders are placed at the touch of a button, and consumer demand for new “stuff” continues to increase, retailers are having to rethink their business and manufacturing models to keep up.
Microsoft’s HoloLens has been hailed as the future of computing. A mixed reality device, it enables users to see holograms in the real world around them, creating a powerful and interactive 3D experience like never before. Lee Schuneman is Studio Head at Microsoft’s Lift London, and it’s his responsibility to develop experiences for the technology.
Lombard Odier has been partnering with Monocle magazine to show how our Rethink Everything philosophy chimes with the spirit of the time. Around the world, rethinkers are redefining urban spaces. We tapped into the conversation in a three-part cooperation, focusing on city-building, green spaces and waterways. From Stockholm to Singapore, Berlin to Bangkok, and Hong Kong to The Hague, architects and motivated individuals are reassessing the way we live in cities with an eye on a sustainable future. In the same way, our clients can bank on Lombard Odier to provide them with long-term financial stability by questioning the conventional approach and constantly rethinking.