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November 16, 2021 Globally institutional investors placing greater emphasis on companies' ESG performance: Survey

Source: The Economic Times

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of those surveyed say that, over the next two years, they plan to step-up their analysis of "physical" risks – the impact of climate change on a business' ability to provide its products and...

November 12, 2021 How sustainability has become an advantage in the talent war, but candidates aren’t fooled by ‘greenwashing,’ say experts

Source: Digiday

New research - 34% of U.K. office workers would refuse a job offer if a company’s environmental, sustainability or climate control values do not align with their own. In the U.S., the figure is even higher: 41%. France and Chile...

November 12, 2021 Survey: Majority of CFOs prioritizing ESG investment

Source: Business Wire

According to a new survey by Grant Thornton LLP, 57% of chief financial officers (CFOs) have made it a priority to invest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts since the start of 2020, with 23% saying that ESG...

October 20, 2021 Drinking Our Way to Sustainability – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, UMass, Amherst professor of environmental conservation, and David King, of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, will embark upon a...

October 15, 2021 Europe's sustainability agenda needs knowledge for action and more concrete targets to achieve its ambitions

Source: European Environment Agency

The European Green Deal has set unprecedented sustainability ambitions for the European Union (EU) and calls for transformational change across society. To realise such far-reaching changes, Europe needs knowledge for action....

October 14, 2021 Survey: Global sustainability overtakes personal health as consumers’ biggest issue

Source: The Packer

Consumers now rank the health of the planet as their number one concern, overtaking personal health which has been the top priority in recent years.

October 14, 2021 Manual Aims to Improve Fabric Dyeing Sustainability in Fashion Industry

Source: Environment & Energy Leader

A new manual on how to dye cotton more sustainably could encourage the textile industry to adopt a more standardized and efficient approach to production. Ralph Lauren and Dow are open sourcing the dyeing system information. The...

September 29, 2021 Auburn University tackling United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Auburn University

A new report from Auburn University illustrates how it is addressing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. The document, completed this summer, highlights the extent to which Auburn is engaged with each of the UN’s...

September 28, 2021 Sustainability Survey Report

Source: Get Smarter

GetSmarter just released a new survey report, Sustainability: The meaning, changing perceptions, and expanding agendas with interesting findings around how the shift toward sustainability affects individuals and organizations and...

September 28, 2021 Economic recovery losing momentum: NABE survey

Source: Fox Business

A survey released by the National Association for Business Economics shows that its members expect the economy to grow 5.6% this year – down sharply from their previous estimate of 6.5%. The respondents projected the economy will...

September 15, 2021 Greenyard plots sustainability roadmap

Source: Eurofruit

The impact of climate change is undeniable," Greenyard stated. "More than ever before, we are confronted with extreme weather conditions, droughts, heat waves and declining biodiversity. Yet, everyone can directly, and easily,...

September 14, 2021 76% of Americans Want Sustainable Products—but How You Define That Matter

Source: AD Week (Free Subscription)

According to the survey, sustainability is an important factor to a strong majority of consumers when they’re choosing what to buy—but it’s not as important as cost.

September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: polls

Source: NY Post

The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”

August 30, 2021 Europe's banks lagging on sustainability - BlackRock study

Source: Reuters

Europe's banks are proving slow to act on sustainability and have only a limited grasp of their exposure to environmental, social and governance-related risks, a report for the European Commission by asset manager BlackRock...

August 27, 2021 The State of the Climate in 2020: International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels

Source: NOAA

Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year—according to the 31st annual State of the Climate report.

August 24, 2021 Higg provides a sustainability report for consumer products

Source: Inhabitat

While every citizen can help by reducing emissions and lowering their carbon footprint, the largest contributors to the problem are businesses.

August 20, 2021 Majority of Americans Believe Reducing Waste, Increasing Sustainability, Will Help Preserve National Parks

Source: Yahoo Finance

Most Americans (84%) believe reducing waste can help preserve national parks for future generations, and a strong majority (83%) wish it were easier to take actions to reduce the amount of waste they generate, according to a new...

August 19, 2021 Sustainability drive creates new growth opportunities for cast-PP films in Europe: AMI report

Source: Converting Quarterly

The report provides critical insight and analysis of the production, capacity and demand of Cast-Polypropylene (CPP) film in Europe, together with trends in key consumer and industrial applications.

August 18, 2021 FuelPositive Commissions Study that shows Canada produces enough excess green energy today

Source: Yahoo Finance

Canada produces sufficient green electricity in off-peak demand hours to produce enough carbon-free ammonia (NH3) to replace the use of fossil fuels for 100% of the passenger and freight aviation and rail, passenger bus, freight...

August 17, 2021 Asian finance sector lacking sustainability leaders: study

Source: Eco-Business

Consumers in Asia Pacific believe that financial services brands are not supporting sustainable development in emerging markets, and are less trustworthy than tech or car brands, a BBC study suggests.

August 17, 2021 Americans are creating their own vaccine mandates by cutting ties with the unvaccinated

Source: MarketWatch

Americans are creating their own COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Data from The Harris Poll, at least 30% of Millennials or Gen Zers in the U.S. say they have cut ties with a friend, family member or acquaintance because they wouldn’t...

August 13, 2021 Financial Services Firms Earn Trust With A Real Commitment To Sustainability

Source: Forbes

According to Forrester’s Consumer Technographics® data, almost half of Canadian, French and UK online adults who are banking customers think that all banks are the same, and less than half of US banking customers believe large...

August 9, 2021 U.N. releases blistering assessment on the state of climate change

Source: Yahoo News

Climate change is changing Earth in ways that are "unprecedented" in thousands — and in some cases, hundreds of thousands — of years, according to a blistering report released by the United Nations on Monday.

August 2, 2021 Here's Exactly How Much Drinking Bottled Water Impacts The Environment And Our Health

Source: Science Alert

It's no secret that bottled water has more of an impact on the environment than filling up a bottle from the tap, but now researchers have crunched the numbers..

July 23, 2021 PetDine launches 6-pillar sustainability plan

Source: Pet Food Processing

PetDine introduced a six-point sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint in manufacturing and source more eco-friendly materials.

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