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June 16, 2021 Circular Supply Chains Are More Sustainable. Why Are They So Rare?

Source: Harvard Business Review

Despite the interest in circular supply chains, there are very few functioning examples. The reason for this is that successful circular supply chains tend to be quite local and the products and services involved are made up of a...

June 16, 2021 New York lifts most Covid restrictions ‘effective immediately’ now that 70% of adults have at least one vaccine shot

Source: CNBC

Cuomo said all state-mandated restrictions on commercial businesses, social settings, sports and recreation events, construction, manufacturing and retail that were put in place beginning in March 2020 were being rolled back,...

June 16, 2021 Producer prices climb 6.6% in May on annual basis, largest 12-month increase on record

Source: CNBC

Producer prices rose at their fastest annual clip in nearly 11 years in May as inflation continued to build in the U.S. economy, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

June 16, 2021 Lumber prices soar 275% in the pandemic, shutting out homebuilders - video only

Source: Youtube/CNBC

On today's show, Diana Olick breaks down how lumber costs are weighing on homebuilders' confidence levels.

June 15, 2021 Sony evolves sustainable packaging from bamboo, sugarcane + recycled paper

Source: Design Boom

Sony reveals a sustainable and eco-friendly packaging material made from bamboo, sugar cane fiber, and post-consumer recycled paper. cases, outer box, inner box, and protection pads can entirely be made of ‘original blended...

June 15, 2021 Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan says consumer spending is 20% higher this year than 2019

Source: CNBC

American consumers are spending more freely as the economy opens up further, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said Monday. Transaction volumes ...have grown by 20% so far in 2021 compared to this point in 2019,

June 15, 2021 Your Company Pledged to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint. Now What?

Source: Harvard Business Review

Tweet Post Share Save Print One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a “net-zero” emissions target — meaning that by 2050 they will produce close to zero emissions and will...

June 15, 2021 Wall Street’s Return-to-Office Gulf Exposed by Goldman, Citi

Source: Bloomberg

It’s a short stroll from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s global headquarters to Citigroup Inc.’s, but when it comes to reopening after the pandemic, the two Manhattan towers might as well be thousands of miles apart.

June 14, 2021 ‘Fashion is one of the most harmful industries’: Celeb designer makes a plea for sustainability

Source: Indian Express

I don’t think anyone really knows that fashion is one of the most harmful industries. I don’t think they know that 150 million trees are cut down for viscose, whereas I’ve managed to source a sustainable wood pulp in Sweden.”

June 14, 2021 G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Source: CNBC

The leaders of the world’s richest countries have pledged more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, endorsed a global minimum tax on multinational corporations and agreed they will work together to...

June 14, 2021 Study: Key Antarctic ice shelf is speeding up its collapse

Source: Axios

The Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is responsible for more than a quarter of Antarctica's contribution to global sea level rise over the past decades. Now, a new study shows it is more vulnerable to rapid...

June 14, 2021 The best and worst state economies in 2021

Source: Fox News

The U.S. economy took a major hit the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but certain states handled the crisis differently and are contributing more to the nation's GDP than others

June 11, 2021 15 Most Sustainable Companies In the United States

Source: Yahoo Finance

Well, a sustainable company refers to an enterprise which addresses the impact that the business has on the environment and society. A company which is sustainable doesn't just focus on making profits, but also works for the...

June 11, 2021 Goldman CFO says inflation likely transitory but a sharp rise would have ‘negative consequences’

Source: CNBC

The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday revealed that May’s core consumer price index reading, which excludes food and energy, rose 3.8% on a year-over-year basis, a 28-year high. Headline CPI rose 5% against expectations of a 4.7%...

June 11, 2021 In shift, top U.S. fund group backs sustainability disclosure rules

Source: Reuters

An investment industry leader on Monday urged U.S. regulators to require listed companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions data and worker demographic information, endorsing efforts to make such details available to ordinary...

June 11, 2021 Half of the pandemic's unemployment money may have been stolen

Source: Axios

Unemployment fraud during the pandemic could easily reach $400 billion, according to some estimates, and the bulk of the money likely ended in the hands of foreign crime syndicates — making this not just theft, but a matter of...

June 10, 2021 The perfect storm making everything you need more expensive

Source: CNN Business

The post-pandemic recovery is in full swing and the global economy is struggling to keep up. Following a collapse at the start of the pandemic as businesses closed and millions of workers lost jobs, demand has rebounded with a...

June 10, 2021 EPA to revise Trump rollback to water pollution protections

Source: The Hill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday officially announced that it plans to revise a Trump-era rule that limited what waters receive federal protections from pollution.

June 10, 2021 U.S. retail sales estimated to hit up to $4.56 trillion in 2021 -NRF

Source: Yahoo Finance

The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Wednesday raised its growth expectations for U.S. retail sales in 2021 to between 10.5% and 13.5%, as more Americans get inoculated and the economy reopens at a more accelerated pace than...

June 9, 2021 Charting a Sustainable Course for the Blue Economy

Source: The Nation

industrial fishing fleets—heavily subsidized by China, Japan, the European Union, and other nations—are killing fish faster than they can reproduce and threatening whales, dolphins, and other critical species in the process....

June 9, 2021 Job openings set record of 9.3 million as labor market booms

Source: CNBC

The standard set in April was well above the 8.3 million in March that itself was a new high going back to 2000 for the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

June 9, 2021 "Mega-drought" takes dramatic toll on Colorado River system that provides water to 40 million people

Source: CBS News

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows large areas of the Southwest are "exceptionally dry," the worst category.

June 9, 2021 Former McDonald's CEO warns $15 minimum wage directly contributing to fast-food industry's automation push

Source: Fox Business

McDonald's current CEO Chris Kempczinski confirmed that the company is testing an automated, voice-recognition based drive-thru ordering system...noted that the artificial intelligence technology has 85% accuracy with filling...

June 8, 2021 United’s Supersonic Jet Sustainability Claims Sure Sound Suspect

Source: Gizmodo

United Airlines has agreed to purchase 15 jets that fly faster than the speed of sound from Boom Supersonic, with options to purchase 35 more. The purchase means United is on track to reintroduce the first commercial supersonic...

June 8, 2021 Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research

Source: The Guardian

The G7 countries – the world’s biggest industrialised economies – will lose 8.5% of GDP a year, or nearly $5tn wiped off their economies, within 30 years if temperatures rise by 2.6C, as they are likely to on the basis of...

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