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August 27, 2020 The Guardian view on Brexit deadlines: Boris Johnson's nemesis - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

The prime minister’s habit of ignoring strategic challenges and leaving everything to the last minute is no way to run a country

August 24, 2020 My blue passport has arrived – and with it a crushing new sense of our Brexit nightmare

Source: The Guardian

We definitely are not in the EU any more. No stars, just a lion, a unicorn and a peculiar illustration of the UK. Yet that’s not even the worst thing about this document

August 14, 2020 The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed

Source: CNN

A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history. "For your country right now and for the war that we're in against Covid,...

August 11, 2020 What's Next For The U.S. Economy: Jeffrey Sachs - video only

Source: CNBC

Economist and best-selling author Jeffrey Sachs says a geopolitical Cold War with China would be a “dreadful mistake.” He explains how globalization will persist as societies and workplaces move online and urges policymakers to...

July 29, 2020 2020 Sustainable Packaging State of the World

Source: Packaging Digest

Sustainable packaging expert Robert Lilienfeld’s take on the eco-state of the world includes the good and not so good, as well as advice for industry professionals.

July 29, 2020 New York Post columnist describes NYC as 'disaster area,' predicts many who have left won't return

Source: Fox News

In a Post opinion piece published late Sunday, Markowicz described the city as "empty" and "hurting," beset by violent crime, homelessness, and other quality of life isses such as an increase in graffiti.

July 28, 2020 Tetra Tech's Debra Darby Discusses Sustainable Organics Solutions

Source: CSRWire

As both the public and private sectors look for ways to reduce carbon emissions, there is a growing interest in organics recycling programs and composting operations to help with carbon sequestration. F

July 22, 2020 When it comes to sustainability, the path forward might mean looking back.

Source: Grist

My parents taught me early not to waste, because we had little to spare. Later, as an adult reporting stories along the U.S.-Mexico border, I came to see just how ingrained this value is among Mexico’s working class

July 15, 2020 Brexit was meant to make Britain global. It has made us friendless

Source: The Guardian

The essential issue here is that Brexit can make EU membership go away, but not the EU itself. When the only problem was being inside, escape was the only solution worth talking about.

July 14, 2020 What is Greenwashing? The Importance of Maintaining Perspective in ESG Communications

Source: AlphaSense, Pamela Styles principal of Next Level Investor Relations LLC,

“Greenwashing” can generally be described as ‘the practice of only paying lip service to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with token gestures.’ In practice, greenwashing occurs when an organization presents...

July 13, 2020 Sustainability needs culture change. Introducing Environmental Champions.

Source: The Mozilla Blog

Sustainability is not just about ticking a few boxes by getting your Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) inventory, adopting goals for reduction and mitigation, and accounting in shape. Any transformation towards sustainability also...

July 13, 2020 Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t promote health or sustainable farming?—and should not be subsidized

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

However, the health and environmental benefits it claims are based on shaky scientific foundations. The very philosophy of “organic” is questionable from a methodological point of view.

July 13, 2020 Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Source: Colorado Sun

If the Northeast switched from heating oil to natural gas, the region would eliminate almost 18.5 tons of CO2 emitted per year, according to Choose Energy.

July 13, 2020 Investors face ‘a scary, out-of-whack’ scenario — just look at this chart

Source: MarketWatch

If it weren’t for the “Giant 5,” your money would have been better off sitting in cash than the stock market over the past few years, according to Wolf Richter of the Wolf Street blog.

July 13, 2020 Don't despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action

Source: The Guardian

The world grieves for lost lives and the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Yet, when the world returns to consider this year’s reboot of global environmental goals, the operating assumptions that confined previous...

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...

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