Nick Blandford

Nick Blandford

Nick currently manages Schneider Electric’s Global Blog Program with the goal of igniting the intelligent energy conversation everywhere energy is consumed on this beautiful planet. Over the past 10 years, Nick’s been involved with the sales, marketing, business development and communication aspects of Schneider Electric’s energy management solutions. He is a strong advocate for forward-looking and holistic energy policies & strategies, and the role they play in catalyzing the societal movement towards a profitable, successful and sustainable future. Nick is an alumnus of both the Alliance for Global Sustainability YES programme (MIT, University of Tokyo, Chalmers University, ETH Zürich) and the World Energy Congress FELP. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Student Energy which holds the biennial International Student Energy Summit (ISES). He has also co-founded a sustainable investment advisory company and has held analyst and research roles with several sustainability and carbon reporting organizations. Residing on the west coast of Canada, he holds a Masters of Science degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics/Psychology) from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. One more note; Nick loves having fun outside in this wonderful world.

Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is lack of access to modern energy services.

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Forbes Didn’t Ask Me, But Let’s Pretend They Did

Forbes Magazine just ran a survey with randomly selected Schneider employees, and we scored so well that we ranked as one of the best large employers in America. If you… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: Providing Universal Access to Energy

Access to energy is a basic human right, but did you know… Learn more about Schneider Electric’s Access to Energy program  

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The Internet of Things Provides the Opportunity to Achieve Global Sustainability Now

Take a look at these numbers. 1.3 billion – that’s the number of people in the world today who don’t have access to electricity. 30% – this number represents the… Read more »

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How to Focus CFOs on Energy Management Investments

Nothing is more satisfying to CFOs than seeing how energy adds value to the bottom line. Most CFOs see energy as a cost, not an investment. Today, a group of… Read more »

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Four Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Programs Fail

So you’ve decided to take the initiative to achieve sustained energy savings at your organization. By addressing every source of electricity consumption through robust automation, comprehensive energy controls, and continuous… Read more »

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Marathons and Energy Conservation: Never Underestimate the Power of the Collective Human Will

Part 3: Harnessing the collective energy This blog series is about training for a marathon and how a less-than-athletic, self-proclaimed sustainability & intelligent energy evangelist relates energy waste to sore… Read more »

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Running a Marathon or a Business? How Technology Impacts the Success of Both

Part 2: Learning the lessons This blog series is about training for a marathon and how a less-than-athletic, self-proclaimed sustainability & intelligent energy evangelist relates energy waste to sore limbs…. Read more »

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Shed a Heavy Load with this Carbon Footprint Calculator

When training for a marathon you need to keep track of your progress so you can keep striving for improvement.  This same concept is applicable to reducing your carbon footprint… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: The global race to energy efficiency starts with just one step

How much energy was generated by all the participants in the 2013 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris?  Take a look a the infographic below to see how the energy generated… Read more »

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