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July 9, 2020 Interview With Chris Wellise: Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Source: CSR Wire

“In one meta-analysis, 88% of studies found that companies that adhered to social or environmental standards showed better operational performance, and 80% of studies showed a positive effect on stock price performance.”

July 7, 2020 The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio.(UK) Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media

July 7, 2020 Sustainable Business After the Crisis - Will the Restart Turn Green?

Source: ISPO

The sports and outdoor industry is increasingly sustainable. If in the past the question was raised whether sport and sports products can or even must be sustainable at all, for some time now an ever faster change is taking...

July 6, 2020 It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face

Source: GreenBiz

Here’s the thing: You can’t think your way through an existential crisis. You can't talk your way out of burnout. You need to listen, deeply, to your spirit. You need to honor what it’s telling you.

July 2, 2020 Green Buildings Are Not Sustainable, says Janis Birkeland

Source: Send 2 Press

MELBOURNE, Australia - According to Dr Janis Birkeland, the originator of net-positive design, while sustainable ‘green’ buildings are making great strides, they still do more damage than no building at all.

June 25, 2020 Can the Recovery Plan be a green stepping stone to a more sustainable future?

Source: The Parliament Magazine

The vast amounts of money that need to be invested immediately to get the economy back on track should be as green as possible and, at the same time, ensure job creation

June 25, 2020 THE WORD ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ IS DEAD

Source: Resource Magazine

Being ‘sustainable’ isn’t enough anymore, sustaining our current existence in the current way will result in collapse of ecosystems and extinction of much life, including perhaps ourselves, so organisations are choosing to set...

June 24, 2020 What Economists Fear Most During This Recovery

Source: FiveThirtyEight

As states push forward in their phased reopenings, we’re getting clues that the beleaguered U.S economy might be on its way to recovery. Retail sales spiked by 17.7 percent in May, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped...

June 24, 2020 CDC director: Covid-19 has 'brought this nation to its knees' former CDC chief says

Source: MSN

"We've all done the best that we can do to tackle this virus." The country is probably going to spend about $7 trillion "because of one little virus," Redfield said during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.

June 22, 2020 California can lead the world to a more sustainable agriculture industry

Source: CalMatters

Climate change, pandemics and the loss of biodiversity are not just occurring at the same time. New science is revealing how they may be interrelated. Our current chemically-dependent approach to agriculture is at the core of...

June 22, 2020 Overconsumption is the bane of sustainability, new study concludes

Source: ZME Science

Researchers led by University of New South Wales sustainability scientist Tommy Wiedmann looked at the existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, summarizing the available evidence...

June 22, 2020 Remote Work Won’t Work

Source: National Review

The future of remote work is over-hyped. Companies that are rushing to move their workforces remote are making a mistake. There is some preliminary evidence and a widespread perception that remote work is working, but that...

June 19, 2020 Sustainable living in a greedy world

Source: EarthBeat

I know "conscious consumerism" is thrown around a lot when talking about sustainable lifestyles, but truly, voting with your wallet can make a difference.

June 10, 2020 From trade-offs to synergies: COVID-19, populism, and sustainable development

Source: VOX EU

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals may be associated with diminishing electoral support for populism, but humanity must still get better at turning the trade-offs between SDGs into synergies. D

June 10, 2020 Sustainability amid social unrest

Source: Politico

WHEN WILL CORPORATE AMERICA LOOK LIKE AMERICA? Big companies were quick to decry systemic racism and support protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. The sheer volume of statements and financial pledges...

June 5, 2020 Business Sustainability is Not a Tick Box Exercise

Source: technative

Businesses in every sector are having to make tough decisions at the moment, and interest in sustainability, like the planet, is heating up

May 28, 2020 Will AI Help Make Society More Sustainable?

Source: Customer Think

Over the past 200 years, a huge number of technical innovations have occurred that have had a powerful impact on all spheres of human activity. One of the most relevant innovations in recent years is artificial intelligence. In...

May 27, 2020 Advice for thriving amid crisis, from 14 sustainability vets

Source: GreenBiz

A few months back (and forever ago), our professional colleagues in our Sustainability Veterans group expressed their thoughts on the most important attributes for advancing a sustainability career.

May 14, 2020 This ‘new threat’ to the U.S. economy flies in the face of conventional wisdom

Source: MarketWatch

Americans are slashing their spending, hoarding cash and shrinking their credit card debt as they fear their jobs could disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.’

May 6, 2020 How coronavirus is advancing luxury brands’ sustainability plans

Source: Glossy

According to Boston Consulting Group, sustainability efforts are often additional costs that are not high on brands’ priority lists.

May 5, 2020 Another Victim of COVID-19: Sustainable Development

Source: World Politics Review

The ultimate cost of the coronavirus pandemic won’t be tallied for a while. But one casualty seems obvious now: sustainable development.

April 27, 2020 The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation

Source: The Hill

Leaders must examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasizing hypothetical projections; combine that empirical evidence with fundamental principles of biology established for decades; and...

April 24, 2020 My Fellow Conservatives Are Out of Touch on the Environment

Source: The Atlantic

Today marks a remarkable confluence of events. April 22 was supposed to be a day when more than a billion people around the globe would attend activities in celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.

April 24, 2020 How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?

Source: Wired

IT IS AN invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary...

April 13, 2020 How to make your life more sustainable, ‘one object at a time’

Source: Irish Times

Like climate activist Greta Thunberg, environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine is besieged by people asking what they can do to address the climate crisis, beyond being told to turn off the light

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