Banning the sale of fossil-fuel cars would benefit the climate when they are replaced by electric cars

If a ban were introduced on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, and they were replaced by electric cars, the result would be a great reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. That is the finding of new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, looking at emissions from the entire life cycle – from […] ... lees meer

FairTEC collective launches to encourage responsible and sustainable technology

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise building a market for ethical smartphones; /e/, the company that makes user privacy accessible to everyone; the first French cooperative telecoms operator, TeleCoop; French cooperative Commown, provider of hardware-as-a-service; German sustainable mobile communications provider WEtell and British ethical phone, broadband and mobile provider the Phone Co-op, are pleased to announce […] ... lees meer

Hiring of Chief Sustainability Officers Surged in 2020; Rise in Women, Little Diversity

The Weinreb Group, a boutique executive-search firm specializing in the recruitment of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leaders, today published a report on the US leading chief sustainability officers, or CSOs. These are the 95 people who have the most influence over how […] ... lees meer

Accelerating the transition to sustainable and organic agriculture via Blue Farming

Today the Dutch company The Seaweed Company launches Blue Farming, a concept that uses the “blue” power of the sea to make agricultural lands and farms more sustainable. The Seaweed Company facilitates this concept with its range of TopHealth products, that result in better health for animals, soils and plants, less use of harmful inputs, and […] ... lees meer

Search for Sustainable Goods Grows by 71% As ‘Eco-Wakening’ Grips the Globe

New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report titled “An Eco-wakening: Measuring global awareness, engagement and action for nature” shows a surge in consumer clicks for […] ... lees meer

Worldwide transport activity to double, emissions to rise further

Global transport activity will more than double by 2050, and traffic emissions will rise by 16% compared to 2015 – even if existing commitments to decarbonise transport are fully implemented. Any currently expected emissions reductions will be more than offset by the increased demand for transport. However, transport CO2 emissions can be cut by almost […] ... lees meer

ABN AMRO Clearing and Land Life Company join forces in a five-year global reforestation program

ABN AMRO Clearing and Land Life Company will kick off a five-year reforestation program this summer that includes large-scale tree plantings across the globe. In addition, ABN AMRO Clearing will invite its employees out into the field for company planting days in countries where ABN AMRO Clearing is based such as the Netherlands, United Kingdom, […] ... lees meer

Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, But Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them. Black & Veatch’s Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting and Measurement report, developed with GreenBiz Group and released today […] ... lees meer

Philips renews strategic partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Philips joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Network as part of the company’s commitment to actively drive the transition to a circular economy. Because circular solutions can help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change, waste, pollution, and biodiversity loss, implementing the circular economy has been one of the key pillars of Philips’ past and […] ... lees meer

ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners Merge to form world-leading Voluntary Carbon Market Group

Two of the most well respected and experienced organisations operating in the Voluntary Carbon Market, ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners, have today come together to form a world-leading solutions provider for companies and organisations looking to meet ambitious climate goals. The combined group has been responsible for the reduction of more than 100 million tonnes of CO2e. […] ... lees meer

Gartner Says CFOs Must Embed Corporate Sustainability in Their Firms’ Investment Proposition

CFOs who improve their organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to investors will enjoy improved access to capital, stock performance, and customer loyalty, according to Gartner, Inc. “Approximately one in 10 investors find the ESG information they are looking for in corporate disclosures,” said Stephen Adams, director in the Gartner Finance practice. “There is […] ... lees meer

New data reveals younger generations lead momentum for sustainable packaging, despite pandemic disruption

Despite a year of unprecedented disruption, new data reveals that consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, led by a younger generation who are overwhelmingly willing to pay more for packaging that they consider to be eco-friendly. Today, Dutch based Trivium Packaging, a $2.7B global metal packaging company, releases its 2021 Global Buying Green […] ... lees meer