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New York - Huawei has endured a tenuous relationship with the United States for a decade, reaching a boiling point last week when the Trump administration banned American corporations from doing business with the Chinese company.
May 21, 2019 China tariffs could force 'widespread store closures' and put $40 billion in sales at riskSource: USA Today
The trade war with China could cause prices to rise on everything from toys to clothing, but it also could lead to “widespread store closures,” according to a report by UBS. The investment bank's analysis said tariffs...
May 21, 2019 Sustainability Is Linked To Privilege - Teasing Out The Truths From Copenhagen Fashion SummitSource: Forbes
Copenhagen Fashion Summit demonstrated very clearly that sustainability is strongly linked to wealth and privilege. The people creating the least environmental impact are invariably the world’s poorest people, and they are paying...
May 20, 2019 How Chase And The Big Banks Undermine Climate ActionSource: International Business Times
But the fact is that any progress on this front is close to impossible if billions continue to be poured into coal, oil and gas projects. And that’s exactly what big banks continue to do.
May 20, 2019 Trump, China and trade: Who blinks first'Source: The Hill on MSN.com
Neither President Trump nor Chinese President Xi Jinping are showing any sign they'll cave in the escalating trade dispute between the world's two most important economics, portending a standoff that could last months or even...
Source: High Snobiety
Fashion often shies away from discussing the elephant in the sustainability room: consumption. How can an industry built on growth respond to the fact that we all have too much stuff?
LONDON - Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks were dead in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa May’s...
When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here's just part of what she found: "373,000 toothbrushes and around...
Source: Fast Company
Nike recently partnered with Central Saint Martins to create a manual for designers that lays out the principles of circular design, along with case studies from companies that have done groundbreaking work on these fronts.
May 16, 2019 FLASH REPORT: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Highlights from Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. Research: “Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to...
Meatless meat can taste just like the real thing, and investors are salivating over what some predict could become a $35 billion alternative meat market.
If the government's new plan works, the number of robocalls you receive may go down in the near future. The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to push phone companies to "block unwanted calls to their customers by...
The brand is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar. Hershey's is including a smiley face, the fist pound, the ghost emoji and others.
Source: Detroit Is It!
Sustainable Brands, the Conference Focused on “Living the Good Life” Comes Back to Detroit, and Looks Business Straight In the Eye
Downing Street said this was "imperative" if the UK was to leave the EU before MPs' summer recess. The government also said talks with Labour would continue on Wednesday in an attempt to agree a way through the Brexit impasse.
What is sustainable productivity? In short, it's what every company under the sun is striving for: continual growth and process improvements, a regular flow of new ideas and innovations, and an indefatigable optimism about the...
The threat of the U.S.-China trade war escalating into something beyond nasty rhetoric and modestly effective tariffs for the most part has been dismissed by market participants and economists.
Bayer’s stock price hit an almost seven-year low Tuesday, in the wake of a third U.S. jury verdict that found its Roundup weedkiller to be a cause of people’s cancer.
Source: CBS News
A jury in Oakland, California, has awarded a couple $2 billion in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure to Monsanto Co.'s popular Roundup weed killer led to their cancer diagnoses. The couple will receive an...
May 14, 2019 How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?Source: Bloomberg
Merely having a net worth of $1 million, it seems, doesn’t mean you’re wealthy. In Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Survey, the amount people said it took to be considered rich averaged out to $2.3 million. That, the company...
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders seem to assume that whatever is bad for the banks will be good for consumers. But the evidence from previous interventions suggests otherwise.
Source: Fast Company
By 2030, at its current pace of growth, the fashion industry is expected to be worth $3.3 trillion. It will manufacture 102 million tons of clothes and shoes. For comparison, that is the weight equivalent to a half million blue...
May 13, 2019 CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human historySource: Tech Crunch
For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on Earth — carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million, according to sensors at...
May 13, 2019 The Missing Sustainability Link Is The Customer. How Are H&M, Uniqlo and Walmart Getting It Right?Source: Forbes
f you believe the headlines, the Age of Sustainability is dawning. In the retail industry, sustainability has become a top priority. Plastic straws are out, solar power is in. Destroying unsold stock is out, ethical treatment of...
May 13, 2019 China’s Economic Crisis Is Its Own DoingSource: The Epoch Times
From both official and nongovernment figures, it’s clear the Chinese economy is in dire straits. In the second half of 2018, estimates of China’s GDP growth ranged from around 6 percent to negative 1.6 percent, indicating...
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