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November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much HigherSource: Harvard Business Review
How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...
November 9, 2021 Opinion: We need smarter, sustainable water stewardsSource: Arizona Capitol Times
In an era of historic drought and hotter temperatures, EPCOR understands the importance of conserving our most precious resource: clean drinking water. That’s why we reuse, recharge or recycle nearly 100% of our water. Since...
November 2, 2021 US holds back on support for global sustainability standardsSource: FT
Sustainable investment — these days, everyone in financial markets talks about it. But not all agree on what it means. Plenty of sustainability consultants stand ready to offer their services, yet investors and companies need...
Source: Central Michigan Life
If you search sustainability online, a lot of different images will pop up. Most of them are green -- aerial shots of trees, green light bulbs, and cute graphics of wind turbines, bicycles and solar panels.
October 21, 2021 Commentary - How to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems - print/audioSource: World Economic Forum
Sadly, after many years of progress, the number of people suffering food insecurity in the past few years has begun to rise again rapidly. Notably, in 2020 up to 811 million people were severely undernourished – that is as many...
October 14, 2021 Simplifying sustainability to speed up actionSource: The Packer
A year ago I was hopeful that the North American produce industry would get behind the meaningful incorporation of sustainability practices and thinking in its businesses to help mitigate some of the biggest risks it is facing.
October 14, 2021 The E in ESG Means Cancelling the S and the GSource: Real Clear Energy
The realization that pushing trade-offs toward E has negative economic consequences is starting to percolate. “ESG is very inflationary to be honest with you,” Jeffrey Ubben, the activist investor recently appointed to the board...
October 7, 2021 When sustainability feels impossibleSource: Michigan Daily
Climate change is ravaging the planet. Wildlife populations are diminishing rapidly around the world. The Earth is dying — and it’s all our fault.
October 7, 2021 Climate-Friendly Investment Funds Are a ScamSource: New Republic
At the most basic level, ratings firms grade companies on their impact on the environment, the quality or equity of their internal governance, and, uh, their impact on “society.” Then a bunch of those companies might get bundled...
October 6, 2021 Pathway to a sustainable economySource: The Guardian
True, uninhibited economic growth on a finite planet cannot continue, and politicians who offer us continued growth but along a “green pathway” are either being disingenuous – dangerously misleading – or simply lying. But “doing...
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