The ‘State of Green Business 2022’ is out now!

The worlds we collectively inhabit — corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, the circular economy, climate tech — are all reaching inflection points, growing and changing faster than many could have imagined. Along the way, they’re roiling industries, companies, jobs and career paths — mostly for the better but also in a be-careful-what-you-wish-for kind of way. The […] ... lees meer

Safe planetary boundary for pollutants, including plastics, exceeded, say researchers

For the first time, an international team of researchers has assessed the impact on the stability of the Earth system of the cocktail of synthetic chemicals and other “novel entities” flooding the environment. The 14 scientists conclude in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology that humanity has exceeded a planetary boundary related to environmental […] ... lees meer

Carbon emissions soar as world consumes half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials since Paris Agreement

The throwaway global economy is fuelling the climate crisis with more than half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials consumed since the 2015 Paris Agreement, reveals a report from impact organisation Circle Economy launched today. It warns that world leaders are missing the opportunity to achieve deep cuts in emissions by adopting circular economy strategies […] ... lees meer

New Deloitte research highlights increasing business concern about climate change; reveals disconnect between ambition and impact

Released earlier this week, Deloitte’s 2022 CxO Sustainability Report: The Disconnect Between Ambition and Impact, reveals that global C-level business leaders (or CxOs) are increasingly concerned about climate change and see the world at a tipping point to act. Eighty-nine percent of CxOs agree there’s a climate crisis and 63% say their organizations are very […] ... lees meer

Fashion for Good Launches D(R)YE Factory of the Future Project

Today, Fashion for Good launches the D(R)YE Factory of the Future, a new consortium project that brings together several innovations in textile pre-treatment and colouration, that are set to accelerate the shift from wet to mostly dry processing. Textile processing is responsible for the highest greenhouse gas emissions, significant water and chemical use in the […] ... lees meer

Most companies align with SDGs – but more to do on assessing progress

A new study has revealed that four-in-five companies assessed now include a commitment in their sustainability reports to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet fewer than half set measurable targets for how their actions contribute towards fulfilling the Goals. The publication from GRI and Support the Goals – State of Progress: Business Contributions to the SDGs – […] ... lees meer

Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic. According to the Global Risks Report 2022, while the top long-term risks relate to climate, the top shorter-term global concerns include societal divides, livelihood crises and mental health deterioration. Additionally, most experts believe a global economic recovery will be volatile and […] ... lees meer

G7 launch pledge for business action towards a sustainable and resilient food system

On December 16 2021, the G7 launched the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative convening global food and agriculture companies to pledge to improve the environmental, social and nutritional impact of their operations and supply chains. The objective is to accelerate global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and within that, to specifically transform food systems to […] ... lees meer

CSR Europe launched the first-ever European Sustainable Industry Barometer

CSR Europe launched the first-ever European Sustainable Industry Barometer. The barometer provides data on the ESG performance and sustainability level and maturity of European industry sectors and federations, contextualising the United Nations and the European Union’s annual reports on SDG progress. The European Sustainable Industry Barometer has been developed by CSR Europe in collaboration with […] ... lees meer

An architecture for sustainable value transition within social and planetary boundaries

Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) releases An architecture for sustainable value transition within social and planetary boundaries. Global sustainability negotiations this year have made it clear that to move beyond business-as-usual, transformation is needed on the systems level to address unprecedented challenges in a climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality. This […] ... lees meer

Full Circle Textiles Project Focuses on Scaling Polyester Recycling

Fashion for Good today launches the Full Circle Textiles Project – Polyester, with the ambition to validate and scale promising technologies in polyester chemical recycling and to encourage financing and offtake commitments in the fashion industry. Polyester claims 52% of the global fibre market. As the most common fibre in the world, it also represents […] ... lees meer