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April 29, 2020 Trump to order meat processing plants to stay open

Source: 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.

April 29, 2020 How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?

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 like

Source: 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.

April 29, 2020 Newsom: California to begin reopening in 'weeks,' may start school year in July

Source: Politico

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 Forever

Source: 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...

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 crisis reinforces the importance of the sustainable energy transition


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...

April 28, 2020 Boards must put sustainability at the top of their agenda to thrive

Source: GreenBiz

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 parts

Source: 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.

April 27, 2020 This Is Why We Need To Build Back Better For A More Sustainable Future

Source: Forbes

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 Lockdown

Source: 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 months

Source: 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...

April 24, 2020 Incoming 50 Million Barrel ‘Saudi Oil Bomb’ Could Send Prices Even Lower

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,...

April 24, 2020 The reality behind fashion’s sustainability certifications and coalitions

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 says

Source: 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 months

Source: 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...

April 23, 2020 50 years later, Earth Day’s unsolved problem: How to build a more sustainable world

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-Americans

Source: 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.

April 23, 2020 Florida aquarium makes breakthrough discovery that could save dying coral reefs

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.

April 22, 2020 Emissions Are Way Down. No, That’s Not All Good News for the Environment.

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...

April 22, 2020 An Earth Day CEO summit shows how dramatically corporate values have changed

Source: Fortune

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 Sachs

Source: 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 Industry

Source: 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 beyond

Source: 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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