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Applying Bricks to Facilitate a Sustainable Project   
November 24, 2021
Source: Arch Daily - Generally made from kiln-fired clay, it is estimated that bricks have been used since 7000 BC, as examples were discovered in the ancient city of Jericho. Since then, bricks have been omnipresent in the history of architecture,...
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IKEA Is Going Green for Black Friday with “Sustainable Living Shops”   
November 24, 2021
Source: Apartment Therapy - IKEA is celebrating Black Friday by going green. And as part of the affordable furniture retailer’s monthlong quest to invite customers to shop sustainably, IKEA is launching Sustainable Living Shops within all IKEA stores that...
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The Deception Continues As Companies Hide Behind Fake Environmental Promises   
November 24, 2021
Source: CleanTechnica - Global Witness, Greenpeace, and Earthworks filed a false advertising complaint against Chevron earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which enforces rules against deceptive ads.
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Air Products earns top sustainability listing, but how clean is blue hydrogen?   
November 24, 2021
Source: Greater Baton Rogue Business Report - However, the company’s Louisiana project, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs and add to the state’s lineup of clean energy producers, recently drew scrutiny over just how clean blue hydrogen really is. A peer-reviewed...
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‘It is entirely doable, and it is doable fast’: Experts on how to navigate the energy transition   
November 24, 2021
Source: CNBC - The burning of energy sources such as coal, oil and gas, is the chief driver of the climate crisis. Yet, while politicians and business leaders routinely tout their commitment to the energy transition, the world’s fossil fuel...
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ESG investing has a sustainability blind spot: supply chains   
November 24, 2021
Source: Fast Company - When ESG rating agencies ignore supply chains, companies can cherry-pick what performance measures to report, boosting their sustainability and social ratings and hiding their ‘bad’ supply chain partners.
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Natural wool, cotton sectors challenge Europe's plans to label synthetics more sustainable   
November 23, 2021
Source: ABC (Australia) - Natural fibres such as wool, cotton and mohair have historically been in competition for the same buyer. Now these industries are joining forces to take on new textile labelling laws in Europe over the very definition of...
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With Black Friday approaching - European survey from Intrum shows that consumers are buying less than before the pandemic to promote a more sustainable lifestyle   
November 23, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - A majority of European consumers are increasingly aware of sustainability aspects when shopping - creating new challenges for businesses. Close to half of Europe's parents say that their interest in sustainability motivates them...
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Fashion Could Become 80 Percent Circular If It Could Just Get These Things Right: Report   
November 23, 2021
Source: WWD (subscription needed) - Environmentalists, sustainable fashion purveyors, COP26 protesters — they all keep saying the same thing over and over again: Fashion is weighing too heavily on the environment and not doing enough to lighten the load. While...
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Digital Realty Completes Refinancing with New Sustainability-Linked Global Revolving Credit Facilities   
November 23, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has amended, extended, and upsized its existing global revolving credit facility...
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