I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.


The pandemic has graphically illustrated how quickly external events can result in “stranded assets.”

  • Airlines
  • Guest houses
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Shopping centers
  • Schools
  • Etc.

This all happened as a result of efforts to mitigate against the spread of the virus. The exact same thing is going to transpire as we urgently move on mitigating against climate change.

As with covid many, industries, businesses and careers are going to become “stranded assets.”

As a result, do everything you can to decouple your business (and career) from the need to burn fossil fuels.


Using an office? Do you really need it? If so, is it powered by renewable energy?

Have to commute to work using combustion engines? Can you eliminate the need for a daily commute? If not, can you switch to electric or other renewable transportation?

Do you have to fly for business? Can you replace a flight with a virtual meeting?


Use this graphic to determine where your business touches fossil fuels and ask “how can I/we break our reliance on this?”