All posts by Desmond Astley-Cooper

Reasons why things are heating up for the smart home sector
07 Nov 2018 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Reasons why things are heating up for the smart home sector

We’ve invested in and supported smart home start-up geo since its inception six years ago. Over that period...Read More

Fashionable Investing
19 Apr 2018 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Fashionable Investing

The role that fashion plays amongst investors is often underestimated. One would be forgiven for thinking t...Read More

Recycling in the Anthropocene Age
18 Oct 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Recycling in the Anthropocene Age

I think it’s fairly safe to say that technological advances on their own will not reduce per capita use of ...Read More

Meet the Turquoise team: Desmond Astley-Cooper
28 Mar 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Meet the Turquoise team: Desmond Astley-Cooper

Turquoise team members share their thoughts on business issues and give some career insights.   Busine...Read More

Trypanophobia Investin’!
10 Jan 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Trypanophobia Investin’!

Fear of needles (trypanophobia) is a surprisingly common thing. Approximately 20% of the general population...Read More

Não Joga Lixo!
19 Jul 2016 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Não Joga Lixo!

The simple act of compelling larger retailers to charge 5p on plastic bags in England at the end of 2015 ha...Read More

Floods, Insurance & Climate Change
08 Jan 2016 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Floods, Insurance & Climate Change

It must have been incredibly dispiriting, and at times scary, to have spent the holidays in the north of th...Read More

Footballers hauling dustbins… Now there’s an Idea!
07 Dec 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Footballers hauling dustbins… Now there’s an Idea!

My eye was recently caught by an interview given by David Palmer-Jones, chief executive of Suez UK, to Andr...Read More

#YouStink
28 Sep 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

#YouStink

Please don’t think that this is a gratuitous attempt to insult the reader….it’s just the popular name of a ...Read More

The Greening of Glastonbury
27 Jul 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

The Greening of Glastonbury

Music festivals have come a long way since the days of Woodstock and the Isle of Wight when, if they didn’t...Read More

The Canaries in the Coal mine
29 Jun 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

The Canaries in the Coal mine

From its origins in the coffee houses of London during the late seventeenth century until now, the modern i...Read More

Insurance & Climate change
10 May 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Insurance & Climate change

Insurance & Climate change My  day  was  brightened  this  morning  by  noticing  a  colourful  adverti...Read More