Continue Reading... Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs

Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs

The most COVID-19 lockdowns were accompanied by sobering news from the UK’s high streets. The Arcadia Group, which owns some of the UK’s most iconic high street clothing retail outlets – Topshop, Topman and Dorothy Perkins, among others – has gone into administration…

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Continue Reading... C.P. Vietnam in top 10 sustainable business list for manufacturing

C.P. Vietnam in top 10 sustainable business list for manufacturing

The award, approved by the prime minister, honours businesses that have improved productivity, quality, performance, and significantly contributed to society and sustainable economic development in all areas. C.P. Vietnam president Montri Suwanposri, vice president Vu Anh Tuan, and assistant vice president Worawit Arunraksa attended the ceremony, receiving flowers and a certificate from the chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc, under the witness of Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and representatives of ministries and agencies.

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Continue Reading... Does Your Website Trigger Liability in California?

Does Your Website Trigger Liability in California?

Now may be the time to audit your website to ensure that it is accessible to blind or visually impaired visitors. A recent case in California, coupled with ADA requirements, makes it easier for unwitting businesses with an online presence to be dragged into a California state court even if they have no California offices or employees. Companies could face significant monetary damages, not to mention serious damages to their reputation and loss of customers.

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Continue Reading... Circular Economy: Transforming Trash Into Treasure

Circular Economy: Transforming Trash Into Treasure

As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it’s easy to apply this to antiques, souvenirs and keepsakes, it can also translate to sustainable practices.  In a circular economy, materials that’d typically be thrown away can be reimagined and reinvented into something useful. This is how plastic pots enjoy a second life as hanging baskets, plastic wrap is transformed into deck boards and EPS foam is revived as insulation. 

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Continue Reading... CSRWire – Ferrara Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment for a Circular Economy for Plastic

CSRWire – Ferrara Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment for a Circular Economy for Plastic

Chicago-based sweet snacking company Ferrara today announced its commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The company has become a signatory…

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Continue Reading... VMware Commits to Building a More Sustainable, Resilient World

VMware Commits to Building a More Sustainable, Resilient World

VMware, Inc. has announced its 2030 Agenda, a decade-long commitment to address critical challenges facing the global community. The Company created 30 measurable goals to achieve by 2030 (30×30) that are focused on three outcomes relevant to its technology and business operations: Trust, Equity and Sustainability.

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Continue Reading... Sustainable cities after COVID-19: are Barcelona-style green zones the answer?

Sustainable cities after COVID-19: are Barcelona-style green zones the answer?

The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in huge changes to urban life. Previously bustling city centres remain empty, shunned in favour of suburban or rural areas where social distancing is easier and connections to the outdoors are abundant.

Read more: Coronavirus could turn cities into doughnuts: empty centres but vibrant suburbs

The roll out of vaccines provides hope for a partial restoration of normality in cities. However, the impact of COVID-19 could last much longer…

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Continue Reading... Quality and Sustainability: Why Colombia could become the next exporting giant | Euronews

Quality and Sustainability: Why Colombia could become the next exporting giant | Euronews

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Colombia is set to become one of the world’s largest food exporters. If it succeeds, Europe will be seeing more Colombian produce on its supermarket shelves than ever before. Colombia, with its Caribbean coastline, soaring Andean peaks and lush Amazonian jungle, is best known around the world for its specialty coffee. The sweet and floral Arabica bean, which has been cultivated in Colombia’s mist-shrouded Zona Cafetera…

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Continue Reading... Youth Summit Call for Proposals | Sustainable Energy for All

Youth Summit Call for Proposals | Sustainable Energy for All

789 million people lack electricity access and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking. Climate change remains a key issue as most of the world’s energy is generated from unsustainable sources like fossil fuels, while the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need for access to energy for healthcare provision and cooling solutions for vaccine distribution. 

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.

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Continue Reading... Jaguar Land Rover invests in blockchain for sustainable materials sourcing

Jaguar Land Rover invests in blockchain for sustainable materials sourcing

Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) venture capital and mobility services arm has invested in a blockchain technology scale-up that will help it to make supply chains for battery materials more sustainable.

Electric vehicles are seen as a key part of the transport sector’s low-carbon emissions, but the metals and minerals used in their batteries aren’t inherently sustainable

Called Circulor, the blockchain platform uses a combination of GPS, biometrics and QR codes to create a tamper-proof trail of audit for raw materials. The platform tracks compliance with environmental and social regulation and company pledges in these fields, while also calculating the carbon footprint of the materials.

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Continue Reading... Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

A viable quantum internet — a network in which information stored in qubits is shared over long distances through entanglement — would transform the fields of data storage, precision sensing and computing, ushering in a new era of communication.

This month, scientists at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and their partners took a significant step in the direction of realizing a quantum internet.

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Continue Reading... Sustainability

Sustainability

The biggest sustainability problems can’t be solved without big contributions from the building and construction industry. Solving these problems calls for sweeping transformation in today’s building practices. As DuPont Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design, we’re up to the challenge, and have charted a course to help make sustainability a reality in the building industry over the next decade. Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and in support of the DuPont 2030 Sustainability Goals, we are committed to deliver solutions that help solve climate change, drive the circular economy, deliver safer solutions and help communities thrive.

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Continue Reading... ‎Circle of Influence: Laying The Foundation: Creative Leaders Thinking Sustainability For The Long Term on

‎Circle of Influence: Laying The Foundation: Creative Leaders Thinking Sustainability For The Long Term on

‎Digging deeper into the minds of seasoned industry leaders who have successfully championed and fostered sustainability within the fashion industry, this episode will go straight to the source to uncover how the groundwork for sustainable practices can be formed to produce long-term results.

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Continue Reading... Firmly committed to sustainable engineering – Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy

Firmly committed to sustainable engineering – Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy

Polytechnique Montréal announces the creation of the Institute on Sustainable Engineering and Net Zero Economy

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Continue Reading... Sustainable Food Tastes Better – How we got there

Sustainable Food Tastes Better – How we got there

The year is 2050, and the world’s population is almost 10 billion. You’re sitting down to dinner with your family – well, your son’s avatar, because he’s away at college – and your partner brings you dinner. On your plate are the tomatoes and zucchini that you grew on your roof, a couple of organically farmed potatoes, and what looks and tastes exactly like an Atlantic salmon filet – only it’s a much more sustainable alternative, packed full of protein and totally delicious. 

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Continue Reading... Circular economy can transform food to fight climate change

Circular economy can transform food to fight climate change

With the climate and biodiversity COPs in progress, one part of the economy increasingly finds itself in the spotlight: food. Our current food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss and accounts for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, spurring businesses and policymakers alike to set targets and take action to make changes in the sector.  But incremental improvements to the current system will not be enough to address these issues at scale and speed. A fundamental transformation of the food industry is needed; rather than bending nature to produce food, our food needs to be designed for nature to thrive.  Like most of the things around us – our clothes, phones, buildings – much of the food we eat has been designed, from breakfast cereals to pasta. Food brands and supermarkets create these food offerings from a handful of ingredients, making decisions about how something tastes, how it looks, and how nutritious it is. These decisions not only affect customers, farmers and suppliers, but also the environment.

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Continue Reading... Egyptian potters using Nile mud seek to protect their craft | Science-Environment

Egyptian potters using Nile mud seek to protect their craft | Science-Environment

“The Nile today does not bring us mud like before,” said Hosni’s brother, 31-year-old Alaa Ahmed. “Even when we get the mud, it is not clean, full of wastewater and garbage.” They also say authorities have offered to modernise their craft, suggesting they use less polluting gas ovens, and produce…

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Continue Reading... Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry | Al Sham

Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry | Al Sham

Seatrade stresses on sustainability, digitalization and innovation in the industry

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Continue Reading... Corporate Commitment : Sustainability : Hitachi

Corporate Commitment : Sustainability : Hitachi

Hitachi contributes to the achievement of the SDGs by proactively answering society’s challenges through responsible corporate conduct and our Social Innovation Business….

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Continue Reading... Robotics company Berkshire Grey launches partner alliance program – Modern Materials Handling

Robotics company Berkshire Grey launches partner alliance program – Modern Materials Handling

Berkshire Grey Partner Alliance (BGPA) program connects customers and supply chain partners with robotic solutions…

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