How is the pandemic affecting the profession of sustainability?

April 6, 2020 by  
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Amid the global pandemic and economic meltdown, the profession of sustainability inside companies seems to be moving apace.

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Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics

April 6, 2020 by  
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The mission: create an open data-sharing application that chemicals and plastics producers can use to inform circular production processes.

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5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

April 6, 2020 by  
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From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here’s a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry.

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How COVID-19 changes climate communications

April 6, 2020 by  
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Communicators must find ways to advance the conversation on climate, but sensitivity is required.

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Earth Day 2020 goes digital

March 19, 2020 by  
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Earth Day will take a surprising turn this year by relocating to the internet. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, events for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 will be digital. “At Earth Day Network, the health and safety of volunteers and participants in Earth Day events is our top concern,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “Amid the recent outbreak, we encourage people to rise up but to do so safely and responsibly — in many cases, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person.” Related: How Earth Day began and how it helps the planet To keep track of the global Earth Day conversation across several digital platforms, participants will use the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EarthRise. Interested people can follow Earth Day Network’s social media accounts (@earthdaynetwork) for live coverage. Individuals and groups may also participate in environment-related online teach-ins, virtual protests and social media campaigns. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 after a devastating oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast. He wanted to capture the energy of the student antiwar movement to shift public awareness and policy around the environment . His coalition originally chose April 22 because it fell between spring break and final exams. At the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans, or 10% of the country’s population at that time, participated in events related to environmental science. “Our current pandemic demonstrates that governments must embrace science early,” Rogers said. “As we see now, many governments were slow to respond or even indifferent about the science of the coronavirus pandemic. But the last few weeks have also demonstrated that our society, even at the international level, is capable of mass shifts across all sectors to meet a crisis head-on. We must apply the same scale and urgency of our response to climate change .” Because the pandemic is affecting regions in different ways, some people might choose in-person gatherings to celebrate Earth Day. People should take precautions and check current guidelines from the World Health Organization before planning or attending gatherings. + Earth Day Image via NASA

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COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of reality

March 16, 2020 by  
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Consider the global health crisis currently upon us as a warm-up act for a climate-changing world.

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Elevated climate-related risks spur new approaches to doing business

March 16, 2020 by  
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Researchers from University of Cambridge found that climate change could add around 20 percent to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040. They are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

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Kyra Whitten of Flex on improving its work with the Sustainable Development Goals in mind

March 3, 2020 by  
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Flex is a member of the U.N. Global Compact. Kyra Whitten, vice president of corporate marketing, communications and sustainability at Flex, says the Sustainable Development Goals that the Global Compact developed have been a great tool for the company to set its own goals. One of its focuses has been on education — specifically with its employees. Whitten says Flex wants its employees to be able to continue to grow and enhance their careers. It also works with its suppliers to improve so that their partnerships are long lasting and meaningful.

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On the money: 8 takeaways from the 2020 GreenFin Summit

February 10, 2020 by  
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The second annual event convened owners and managers of $22 trillion to discuss how capital markets could drive the global economy towards sustainability.

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Trend: Shipping sails toward decarbonization

January 20, 2020 by  
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The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2020, published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost, part of financial information and analytics giant S&P Global.

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