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TAPLIN James

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I lead Forum for the Future’s work on how to use digital technologies for sustainability – looking, in particular, at how they simplify complex information and drive collaboration. I also do a lot of work on measuring innovation, and creating robust but simple analysis tools that allow the full sustainability of products and services to be assessed.
I worked with Telefónica to create their original Eco rating scheme, which is now used by a number of operators in Europe and the US, and have helped Vodafone and Telefónica explore what the next generation of eco rating schemes could be through the combination of their individual approaches.
I manage a number of our partnerships with large information and communication (ICT) organizations, as well as run our Wired4Change entrepreneurs network which helps me understand a wide spectrum of digital sustainability opportunities.