CIOs should focus on using new tools, ‘not just adopting them’

Kudelski Group’s chief information security officer (CISO), Jason Hicks, is a veteran information security and risk management executive with more than 17 years of global information risk experience, including deep technical and risk management expertise. Prior to Kudelski Security, Hicks served as global CISO at Ares Management, a multinational alternative asset manager with more than $140bn in assets under management.

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids contributes to Sweden’s sustainable energy transition goals

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is contributing to Sweden’s sustainable energy transition with the installation of EconiQTM Live Tank Breaker (LTA) for 145-kilovolt (kV) at Vattenfall Distribution substation in Skövde, Sweden, a town situated between the country’s two largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. Sweden is one of the nations that is leading the way in developing a sustainable low-carbon economy, with targets towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Building on almost 250 years of combined technology leadership, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been consistently investing to address the growing demand for eco-efficient solutions.

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U.S. small towns take on energy-guzzling bitcoin miners

In mid-April, nearly 150 local environmentalists marched to the gates of Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility in upstate New York, in a last-ditch effort to block its expansion. Their objection: that the creation of the cryptocurrency, an energy-intensive process in which computers compete to solve mathematical puzzles, may harm efforts to limit global warming. Three days later, the planning board in the small town of Torrey voted 4-1 to allow Greenidge Generation to more than double the number of machines it has mining bitcoin.

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Collaboration, innovation and the shift to a circular economy

Six months into his new role as CEO of producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, Will Ghali talks about climate ambition, cross-sector collaboration and the role of the resource and waste sector in the transition to a circular economy. At the end of this month, it is expected the Government will enshrine in law a major new climate change target. The target – to cut the UK’s emissions by 78% by 2035[i] – will be the world’s most ambitious and, if met, will move the UK more than three-quarters of the way to meeting its Net Zero by 2050 objective.

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Parents’ perspectives of less healthy food and drink marketing through sport | Sustain

To mark the launch of the long-awaited EURO 2020 tournament, Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign have teamed up with a new survey to hear what parents think about the marketing of less healthy food and drink through sport. As EURO 2020 finally kicks off on 11 June, so has a massive sponsorship campaign with Coca Cola. A Summer of Sport-themed junk food promotions are popping up everywhere, and that’s no Pringoooals joke. Whether it’s Salt and Lineker flavour Walkers’ crisps at the UEFA Champions League or Peter Crouch sitting on a Just Eat delivery bike, McDonalds adverts splashed across the Olympic swimming and tracks, or cricket teams dressed as KP Snack packets for England Cricket Board’s new family-friendly tournament The Hundred, the race to use sport to sell us more unhealthy food is definitely on.

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Why Linen is the Ultimate Sustainable Textile 

As summer rolls around, people start to incorporate more linen pieces into their outfits. This feels like a great opportunity to talk about how awesome linen is and why you should be opting for it more! Linen is the oldest textile around, so it’s not surprising that it’s also one of the more sustainable textiles available today. The fabric is made from the flax plant (yes, like the seed) and has a rich and interesting history.  Flax isn’t just what we sprinkle on top of our oatmeal, it’s also one of the first plant fibers used by humans. The plant stalks have been fermented, dried, crushed, and beaten into a fiber for thousands and thousands of years. Although we have a plethora of great textile options today, the invention and widespread use of linen throughout history was an incredibly big step in humanity’s development. 

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Developing an Environmentally Sustainable Business. Why go Green?

One of the important things for businesses to consider today is the impact they will have on society and the environment. There is an increasing concern surrounding the effects of climate change and for many business leaders it is becoming essential that they implement sustainable practices to help keep the planet healthy.  In a world where human actions have a significant impact on addressing climate change, it is imperative that businesses are environmentally aware and understand the key areas where they can make a difference to their local and global environment: The top areas being energy, waste, wellbeing, transport and purchasing. These five core aspects of environmental attention are known to be highly contributing to the planet getting warmer and are now being widely addressed through individual and joint efforts across the globe.

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Carlson Achieves Sustainability Certification for Omega-3 Products

Carlson has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its fish oils, according to a press release. Friend of the Sea, a global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, recognized Carlson for it’s commitment toward sustainability, the company announced. “Carlson is proud to partner with Friend of the Sea, an organization whose mission aligns with ours in respecting and protecting our oceans and waterways,” said Carilyn Anderson, President, Carlson. “We are committed to producing high-quality omega-3 products while prioritizing sustainability.”

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Let’s talk sustainability & single-use in the pharma & medical sectors

The World Bank estimates that the healthcare sector makes up approximately 5% of global carbon emissions – to which the European Union contributes significantly. In recent years, however, the sector has witnessed a tangible shift in mentality when it comes to environmental sustainability. As regulators, hospital systems, governments and consumers increasingly demand proof of environmental credentials, sustainability has quickly become an essential part of the medical device manufacturer’s corporate agenda.

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Industrial lobbying techniques found to have been used by the media against London’s junk food ad ban | Sustain

New research has revealed that the press used techniques straight out of the industry’s playbook to fight against the Mayor of London’s flagship policy to restrict unhealthy food advertising. The Mayor of London’s Healthier Food Advertising Policy has sparked fierce debate in the media since it was consulted on in May 2018. Now, the evaluation carried out by the independently funded team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has published the first evaluation paper. It details how the policy was played out in the media in the first year since the consultation. 
The researchers analysed 152 articles distributed in the UK or published on UK specific websites. Articles arguing in favour of the policy talked about inequalities and child obesity. But articles arguing against the restrictions focused on two claims: that child obesity was not the ‘right’ priority; and that the restrictions were not an effective way to address child obesity.

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How seafood business models can incorporate circular economy principles

Maria Sharmina and colleagues at the Tyndall Centre and MMU have published a paper in Nature Food on how companies in the seafood sector can make their business models both more resilient and compliant with circular economy principles. Seafood is expected to become increasingly important in future food systems and healthy diets. This transition will require the seafood sector to adapt business practices to respond to environmental and social challenges while increasing resilience. The new paper develops the circular economy-resilience framework for business models (CERF-BM) and, through exploring the current literature, applies this framework to business models in the seafood sector.

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Edge of Ember launches Conscious Diamonds Collection with lab grown diamonds and for more sustainable luxury

EDGE of Ember has launched a super sustainable Conscious Diamonds collection, which has been made with lab grown diamonds.
The super sustainable collection, has been been designed to worn day in, day out. The collection is filled with lab grown diamonds and with 100 per cent recycled gold the Conscious Diamonds collection is better for the environment, as well as being cheaper than natural stones.

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partner with DIDI in the name of circular economy

The first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, Expo 2020 Dubai is getting ready to welcome the world later this year. After being postponed as a result of the pandemic, the event was rescheduled for 2021 and will open to the public from October 1 through March 31, 2022. With the first event held in 1851, and now presented every five years, the Expo takes place around the world, showcasing the possibilities of new ideas and technologies. The event is a festival of human ingenuity; through the theme of ‘connecting minds, creating the future’, Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase the best examples of collaboration, innovation, and cooperation from around the globe.

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Accessible and sustainable electric scooters transform cities – Ericsson

“Our vision is cities made for living, free from noise and pollution and our mission is to bring safe, sustainable, and reliable micro-mobility for everyone,” said Shahin Ghazinour, VP of Hardware at Voi, responsible for the R&D of vehicles. Founded in August 2018, Voi is a Swedish micro-mobility company offering electric scooter sharing in partnership with cities and local communities. Voi has rapidly expanded across Europe and is represented in most major cities in 11 countries.

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Improve Supply Chain Visibility, Improve Sustainability

One of the remarkable things about IoT technology is its potential to impact sustainability across many industry verticals worldwide. The case for IoT solutions impacting sustainability is particularly evident in the global supply chain, where IoT-enabled solutions such as Critical Asset Monitoring improve both visibility and sustainability.

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