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Globalization

GLOBALIZATION – World Trade

In his excellent recent works on the themes [of the] nature of globalization and expanding world trade – “The World is Flat,” and the earlier “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” – The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and book author Thomas Friedman brilliantly describes and elegantly frames the boundaries and frontiers of the new era that corporations and capital market players have entered, beginning in 1989. 

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News & Updates

September 16, 2021 Sustainability ranks high on consumers’ shopping list, new report shows

Source: Supermarket News

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability has remained at the forefront of American consumers’ concerns, with 69% of supermarket shoppers saying they try to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible,...

September 16, 2021 Hurricane Ida, supply constraints slow U.S. factory production

Source: Reuters(free subscription)

Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

September 15, 2021 5 Easy Tips to Make Travel More Sustainable

Source: Treehugger

Fortunately, some aspects of travel can be done in ways that are gentler to the planet. Consider the following tips to lessen your impact when traveling, especially as more people venture out in the coming months. Small efforts...

Research & Insights

August 18, 2021 FuelPositive Commissions Study that shows Canada produces enough excess green energy today

Source: Yahoo Finance

Canada produces sufficient green electricity in off-peak demand hours to produce enough carbon-free ammonia (NH3) to replace the use of fossil fuels for 100% of the passenger and freight aviation and rail, passenger bus, freight...

July 22, 2021 One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

Source: The Verge

Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

May 19, 2021 Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Recaps Pandemic Impacts on 17 Global Goals

Source: IISD

The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development...

Commentary & Opinion

August 13, 2021 Can You Pass the Sustainable Information, Please?

Source: Sourcing Journal

Denim brands, I urge you to take a page from the denim mill playbook and use trade shows as a platform to communicate your sustainability efforts in clear and comprehensive ways.

August 12, 2021 The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Insights from Beauty Brands & Packaging Designers

Source: Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging is a leading issue in the beauty industry—we spoke to key players to help put things into perspective.

June 21, 2021 The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

Source: The Guardian

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn’t essential


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