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July 9, 2020 Interview With Chris Wellise: Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard EnterpriseSource: 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.”
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
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...
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.
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.
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 DEADSource: 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 RecoverySource: 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...
"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.
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...
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 WorkSource: 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 worldSource: 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.
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 unrestSource: 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 ExerciseSource: 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...
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.
Americans are slashing their spending, hoarding cash and shrinking their credit card debt as they fear their jobs could disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.’
According to Boston Consulting Group, sustainability efforts are often additional costs that are not high on brands’ priority lists.
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 isolationSource: 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 EnvironmentSource: 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...
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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