Kering and Silicon Valley find a good fit in sustainable fashion

April 27, 2017 by  
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The acclaimed fashion company behind Gucci and Saint Laurent teams with a startup accelerator to find the next big thing in circular, durable and decarbonized fashion.

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Business doesn’t need permission to act on climate

April 27, 2017 by  
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While the Trump administration vacillates on managing climate change, a new roadmap offers a path for business action to move forward.

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Global tourism stakeholders to convene at sustainability summit

April 27, 2017 by  
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VERGE Hawaii Sustainable Tourism Summit aims to reap economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Energy storage markets are charging up

March 10, 2017 by  
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In this Q&A, McKinsey analyst Matt Rogers shares new insights about economically-attractive applications poised to drive a fivefold market increase over the next two decades.

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Why transportation tech is on a collision course for 2017

January 4, 2017 by  
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From self-driving Ubers to the battle brewing over the next Tesla, the mobility revolution is poised to come to a head this year.

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How does workplace safety and health align with sustainability?

January 4, 2017 by  
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OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels reveals surprising connections, as well as where employee engagement comes into play.

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Trump ushers in the next phase of sustainable business

December 19, 2016 by  
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Even if the next administration moves in one direction on climate change, that won’t deter corporate America.

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Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

November 17, 2016 by  
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The EPA is helping food companies take the next steps in environmental sustainability.

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BMW’s futuristic self-balancing motorcycle is like a real-life Batman’s Batpod

October 18, 2016 by  
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BMW is celebrating their 100-year anniversary in style, with futuristic vehicle concepts designed to wow and inspire. They just unveiled their BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 , a zero emissions motorcycle offering a host of fancy connectivity features. As BMW unveiled the design in movie mecca Los Angeles, their Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 reminds many of the sleek superhero motorcycles that have zoomed across the big screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0ShDRggts The Motorrad is made of carbon fiber and polished aluminium. A triangular frame hearkens back to BMW motorcycles of the past, such as the company’s first motorcycle, the R32, made in 1923. The futuristic motorcycle is equipped with a self-balancing function, to boost safety and stability. Related: BMW’s crazy shape-shifting future car is straight out of a science fiction movie The motorcycle was designed with an emphasis on balancing safety and freedom. The designers wanted riders to feel the wind without helmets or bulky protective clothing so they put a ” digital companion ” into the motorcycle to minimize crashes and enhance safety. The digital companion can intervene if necessary. Sensor technology built into the motorcycle provides information to ensure safety. Instead of a helmet, Motorrad motorcyclists wear a visor that provides information from the motorcycle triggered by eye movements. If a rider looks up, they’ll see what they would see in a rearview mirror. If they look slightly down, they’ll be able to access a menu. Looking down further opens a map. If they look straight ahead, the visor clears so it doesn’t inhibit a rider’s view. Wearables also augment the freeing experience. BMW designed light clothing that includes A/C and neck support provided via air. Vibrating elements on the arms of the superhero-like outfit offer navigational signals. According to BMW, the Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 ” catapults you into the 40s of the 21st century .” It is only display along with the other three futuristic vehicles in Los Angeles from October 13 through October 19. Via The Verge Images via BMW ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 )

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Obama orders US govt to consider climate change a national security issue

September 22, 2016 by  
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In a historic first for the United States, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum this week to require federal policy makers to factor climate change when deciding matters of national security . The directive impacts 20 federal agencies and offices that work on climate science, intelligence and national security. Obama ordered those agencies must “collaborate to ensure the best information on climate impacts is available to strengthen our national security” through the newly formed Federal Climate and National Security Working Group . In the next 90 days, the new working group is required to develop and release an action plan concerning the intersection of climate change and national security . The affected agencies will then be expected to identify steps to carry out that plan. This is the first time US federal agencies will be required to factor in issues related to climate change when developing doctrine, policies, and plans concerning national security. Related: Pentagon report states climate change is an immediate threat to national security “Simply put, our agencies want to protect our nation against this threat,” said Alice Hill, special assistant to the president and senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, in a conference call with media. She also said the directive establishes “a unified approach to identify the priorities for the federal government.” The directive could easily be overturned by the next president, but White House officials say the continued effects of climate change will have an increasing impact on national security over time. Debates among politicians may be ongoing about the severity of climate change and some, like Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, still believe security decisions should trump environmental concerns in most cases. Despite previously backing legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Graham said Obama’s new directive was “elevating it beyond where it needs to be right now.” Via Washington Post Images via Wikipedia  and Pexels

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