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April 29, 2020 Trump to order meat processing plants to stay openSource: CNN
Washington - President Donald Trump is expected to sign a five-page executive order under the Defense Production Act to compel meat processing plants to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Sustainable Brands
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are set to unlock $12 trillion in new business opportunities by 2030. Yet many companies are still stuck in the past. Over the next decade, businesses can either adapt and thrive or deny and...
April 29, 2020 What New York's coronavirus pandemic reopening may look likeSource: CNN
With the coronavirus pandemic appearing to have passed its peak in New York, the gradual reopening of the epicenter of the national health crisis is starting to take shape.
OAKLAND, Calif. — California schools could welcome back students this summer and retail and manufacturing businesses could reopen in the coming weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday as he offered his most concrete glimpse yet of...
April 28, 2020 The Pandemic Will Change American Retail ForeverSource: The Atlantic
We are entering a new evolutionary stage of retail, in which big companies will get bigger, many mom-and-pop dreams will burst, chains will proliferate and flatten the idiosyncrasies of many neighborhoods, more economic activity...
Around the world, the lockdown measures to contain COVID-19 have led to economic contraction and a significant drop in energy consumption including electricity, gas and oil. CEOs, experts and policymakers are still taking stock...
Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, there have also been glimmers of hope. A significant one is its impact on climate change. It’s estimated that global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by 2.5 billion...
April 28, 2020 Cuomo remains resistant to reopening New York, says coronavirus restrictions will be extended in some partsSource: Fox News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled Monday that he plans to extend his state’s coronavirus prevention measures past May 15 for the hardest-hit regions, while others may be allowed to gradually start reopening.
A huge global stimulus is coming to rebuild the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It needs to be sustainable to stop climate change from running out of control.
April 27, 2020 Why CO2 Isn’t Falling More During a Global LockdownSource: Svientifuc America
About 4 billion people around the world are under lockdown to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Given that huge number, the drop in global greenhouse gases seems almost paltry by comparison.
April 27, 2020 A flood of business bankruptcies likely in coming monthsSource: AP News
NEW YORK — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court.
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: Oil Price
Shipping data showed the more than 20 supertankers - each capable of carrying 2 million barrels of oil - were sailing to key U.S. terminals, especially in the U.S. Gulf. Three separate tankers, also chartered by Saudi Arabia,...
Source: Vogue Business
Fashion brands struggle to both measure their own sustainability efforts and communicate their progress to customers.
April 24, 2020 New York antibody study estimates 13.9% of residents have had the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo saysSource: CNBC
An estimated 13.9% of the New Yorkers have likely had Covid-19, according to preliminary results of coronavirus antibody testing released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.
April 23, 2020 UN food agency chief: World could see famines of "biblical proportions" within monthsSource: CBS Mews
David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Program, warned that the world is on "the brink of a hunger pandemic" as it grapples with the global coronavirus crisis. He said that without action, the world could face "multiple...
Source: MSN/Washington Post
We haven’t quit the fossil fuels scientists say are warming the atmosphere and harming the Earth. Humans use more resources than the planet produces. Society has not changed course.
April 23, 2020 Will Smith asks Anthony Fauci why the coronavirus disproportionately affects African-AmericansSource: Fox News
Among those conditions are hypertension, obesity, diabetes and asthma. Fauci explained that all of those factors could contribute to the African-American community being at a higher risk of developing more severe COVID-19 cases.
Source: The Hill
Scientists at the aquarium in Tampa successfully reproduced cactus coral for the first time in human care, using coral rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA Fisheries.
Source: Mother Jones
As the coronavirus cripples world economies, greenhouse gas emissions are plummeting: This year, they could drop by as much as 5.5 percent—the largest decrease ever recorded. On Monday, the price of oil went negative, meaning...
This week marks the 50th anniversary of those nationwide environmental celebrations and “teach-ins” that came to be called Earth Day. From the largest 1970 gathering, in Fairmont Park in Philadelphia, to smaller marches and...
April 22, 2020 Who will be the winners in a post-pandemic economy?Source: World Economic Forum
Agility, scalability and automation will be the watchwords for this new era of business, and those that have these capabilities now will be the winners.
April 22, 2020 Oil is set for 'a violent rebalancing:' Goldman SachsSource: Yahoo
Investors should brace for volatile near-term price action in oil before a yawning supply and demand discrepancy for crude comes into equilibrium, according to Goldman Sachs.
April 22, 2020 Social Sustainability, Overstock And ‘Greenwashing’: How COVID-19 Is Changing The Fashion IndustrySource: Forbes
As Fashion Revolution Week kicks off with the publishing of their fifth Fashion Transparency Index, part 3 in this industry insiders series examines how brands, manufacturers and thought-leaders are analysing current metrics and...
April 21, 2020 Resilient business strategies in a time of crisis and beyondSource: GreenBiz
Resilience is having its moment, as the world reels from the massive health and economic impact of the coronavirus. The concept suddenly has gone from overlooked buzzword to urgent objective.
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