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Risk Management – Aligning Sustainability and Risk Management

The Business Roundtable, a nonprofit association made up of CEOs from major American companies, issued a statement that the primary focus of business is no longer to drive shareholder value, but to work in the interests of all stakeholders, including employees and communities. This marks the latest development in a broad trend of rethinking the purpose of business and can be seen as the coming of age for the corporate sustainability movement.

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Indian ships to ban potato chips bags, bottles, other single-use plastics on board

The Directorate General of Shipping has come out with an order prohibiting a large number of single-use plastics in Indian ships and foreign ships in Indian waters from January 2, 2020.

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Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal

Prada has signed a deal worth €50m (£43m) with financial services company Crédit Agricole Group in an effort to champion sustainability. The five-year sustainability loan, which is reportedly the first of its kind in the luxury industry, allows for the Italian fashion house to alter its interest…

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Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability

Prada Group has signed what is billed as the first business loan in the luxury goods sector linking the annual interest rate to practices that help the environment. Prada said Tuesday that the five-year, 50 million-euro ($55-million) loan with Credit Agricole Group will see interest rates lowered based on “achievement of ambitious targets related to sustainability.”

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Green Friday: The retailers championing sustainability over spending for Black Friday 2019

Today (29 November) is Black Friday, the biggest sales event of the year. But with consumers increasingly prioritising purpose over profit and climate change climbing the ranking of public priorities, some retailers are taking note and using the o…

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ANA to reduce reliance on single-use plastics

ANA HD will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges and replacing the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in these areas. The plastic straws will be replaced with eco-friendly bioplastic or paper straws while the new stirring…

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How AI Is Impacting School Energy Savings And Sustainability Practices

The Department of Energy reports that K-12 schools currently spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, but with the estimated potential to cut costs by 25% through smarter energy management.District leaders will be in search of ways to offset budgetary cuts and energy-efficient solutions are key.

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DCD London: European data centers and the sustainability challenge

It’s always easier in Norway…

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Interface Report Highlights 25 Years Of Sustainability Initiatives

The global flooring company has announced Mission Zero success for carbon neutral flooring products, and commits to next initiative, Climate Take Back.

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Turmoil at The RealReal, Facebook’s rebrand, Prada’s sustainability loan

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week, including The RealReal’s shares plunge over doubts on ‘no fakes’ pledge.

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Milkmen Return In London To Slash Single-Use Plastic Waste

Excellent news for the environmental as Milkmen return to London as millennials start ordering glas…

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“Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact” | Talks at Google

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$1.5m for interdisciplinary researchers in AI, data and sustainability

Our researchers will share in $1.5M in interdisciplinary (IDR) grants to help tackle big social and scientific questions across our strategic research focus areas.

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ANA to reduce single-use plastics in its cabins and lounges

The airline will replace the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in the cabins and lounges with eco-friendly materials from February 2020…

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6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

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Hyatt Launches Three Global Sustainability Initiatives

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