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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

April 10, 2020 How Sustainability Teams Can Meet the Moment

Source: CSRWire

It’s still too early to know the full human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our attention today is rightfully on caring for the sick, protecting the vulnerable, and preventing the disease’s continued spread.

April 9, 2020 How Sustainable Is This Rally?

Source: Forbes

Covid-19 is currently running rampant throughout the world and no one really knows when it will abate and, when it does, how — and when — global economies might recover, and change.

April 9, 2020 DR. FAUCI SAYS HE DOESN'T THINK AMERICANS SHOULD EVER SHAKE HANDS AGAIN TO PREVENT SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

Source: NewsWeek

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director, said Americans should never shake hands again, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other diseases.

April 8, 2020 Is the Dow staging a genuine rebound? Here’s what experts think as the stock market attempts to shake the bearish grip of the coronavirus pandemic

Source: MarketWatch

Investors are seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a brutal period. But is it an oncoming train? It’s a question many investors are weighing as the market attempts a powerful rebound from its late-March lows on the back of...

April 7, 2020 How you can make your work more sustainable

Source: Pocket Lint

Sustainability is one of those goals that can be achievable on both a macro and micro level in the professional world. If you're a cog in a larger machine, you can push for change, while those who have more control over a...

April 6, 2020 It’s time for billionaires to use their billions to save the economy

Source: NY Post

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. It’s time for the brightest in business to use the bulging billions on their balance sheets to help save the US economy.

April 2, 2020 Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

Source: Harvard Business Review

As the coronavirus continues its march around the world, governments have turned to proven public health measures, such as social distancing, to physically disrupt the contagion. Yet, doing so has severed the flow of goods and...

March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’ For Oil And Natural Gas

Source: Forbes

The question: why did so many presidential candidates (two still are) propose energy policies that were: (1) a direct threat to U.S. national security, (2) morally unjust, (3) counter to climate change goals, (4) sure to raise...

March 26, 2020 How the Pandemic Will End

Source: The Atlantic

A global pandemic of this scale was inevitable. In recent years, hundreds of health experts have written books, white papers, and op-eds warning of the possibility.

March 3, 2020 5 parts of the economy most at risk from coronavirus

Source: The Hill

The growing threat of a coronavirus pandemic is raising fears about the toll it could take on the U.S. economy.

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