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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 nightmareSource: 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
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 onlySource: 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 WorldSource: 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 returnSource: 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.
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
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
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.
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...
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 subsidizedSource: 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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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