I always keep an eye out for herons as I cycle across the Thames in the morning, but today – as I came in early – I didn’t see any. Then as I was walking my bike past Kensington Palace, I happened to look through the fence guarding the garden – and there was a heron, sitting hunched in the herbaceous border. Made me think that the opportunities are there, even in today’s crazy world, if you know where to look for them.
Among the visitors to Bloomsbury Place today – in separate meetings – were UNEP, the Tallberg Foundation and Himanshu Parikh, who features as one of our Phoenix 50 and who has been hugely successful in getting water and sanitation to slum dwellers in India. Then across to SustainAbility with Sam, for a session with the UK, US and Indian teams on The Phoenix Economy. Otherwise, much of the day has been spent writing an article for the Ritz-Carlton magazine and helping get the Volans website ready for relaunch on Thursday.