What’s the Greenest Way to Travel the World?

February 22, 2018 by  
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Customer obsessed: Customer demand for sustainability and engagement to maximize impact

February 15, 2018 by  
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The future of corporate sustainability leadership involves finding ways to engage the public to think and act sustainably. This is a task that companies can’t do alone and is best achieved by creating partnerships with NGOs and others to connect with the public and spread the word about companies that are trying to make a difference. As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the responsibility and opportunity use our Scale for Good.

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The sustainable development goals: mobilizing action at a global scale with Lise Kingo

February 15, 2018 by  
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The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals. Hear from CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo on what it takes to mobilize action at a global scale.

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Conservation 2.0 = Marketing with Cristina Mittermeier of National Geographic

February 15, 2018 by  
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Hear from National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Cristina Mittermeier on the intersection of nature and culture for coastal indigenous communities.

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One in four of world’s largest cities under water stress

February 15, 2018 by  
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Cape Town, South Africa is rapidly approaching what has been called “Day Zero,” the moment when the diverse metropolitan area of nearly 4 million runs out of clean drinking water . While Cape Town has taken drastic measures to conserve water , it is simply not enough to avoid the imminent crisis. And now, as government and residents prepare for the worst, it’s important to understand which other major cities around the world are also at risk. Lack of water is truly a global problem; one in four of the world’s largest cities are currently under “water stress,” with that number expected to rise due to climate change, human activity, and population growth. Water shortages have the potential to aggravate already unstable political and economic conditions, which is of particular concern in cities such as Cairo . Currently confronting violent extremism and managing ongoing political tension, Egypt is also rated by the World Health Organization as ranking high among middle-income countries on the number of deaths related to water pollution. This is tied to increasing pollution in the Nile River. The United Nations estimates that Egypt will suffer critical water shortages by 2025, exacerbating the potential for conflict. Similarly, São Paulo and Moscow are plagued by pollution due to poor public policy decisions. Fortunately, this means that the problem may be fixable, however entrenched it might be. Related: Venice’s canals go dry following weeks without rain Coastal cities like Jakarta and Miami are facing unique water problems as both attempt to pull freshwater from aquifers. Due to lack of public access to piped water, residents of Jakarta have dug illegal wells, draining the underlying aquifer and actually causing the land to sink. As a result, about 40 percent of Jakarta now lies below sea level. While Miami may not be sinking, its freshwater reserves are suffering from seawater contamination as a result of rapid sea level rise and wetland habitat destruction. Even cities like London are facing a water-scarce future, with severe shortages expected by 2040. Governments can make the necessary policy changes to solve this problem, but they must act quickly. The water crisis is already upon us in many cities. Via BBC News Images via Depositphotos (1) (2)

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Raining on the Starman’s Parade: Why Elon Musk’s space stunt was a bad idea

February 14, 2018 by  
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The rest of the world loved the stunt by the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. But beware the new “frontier economics.”

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Walmart and Amazon on scaling sustainability

February 11, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How three of the world’s biggest energy buyers embraced and grew sustainable systems.

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Walmart and Amazon on scaling sustainability

February 11, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How three of the world’s biggest energy buyers embraced and grew sustainable systems.

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How — and — why the world’s biggest buyers deploy clean energy

February 10, 2018 by  
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What do the nation’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, an e-commerce giant and the U.S. military have in common?They are some of the world’s biggest buyers of energy, and they are all scaling their efforts to procure renewables. Here, the heads of sustainability at Walmart and Amazon and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (now head of RMI’s Business Renewables Center) tackle sustainability solutions at a global scale with a focus on economic prosperity. 

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British Supermarket Chain Vows to Eliminate Plastic Packaging

February 8, 2018 by  
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