The phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” is used to suggest that it is impossible for someone or something to change its innate nature, no matter how hard they try. Could the same be suggested for supply chains when it comes to sustainability?
The trading division of China’s biggest food company signed a $2.1 billion loan that links all of its main financing lines to environmental targets.
Raleigh, N.C., has become a pioneer of true sustainability. The city implemented a three-pronged strategy the focuses on: Environmental Stewardship, Social Equity and Economic Strength. So the city is not just installing plug-in stations for hybrid and electric vehicles and reducing greenhouse gases, it’s making buildings more efficient, reclaiming and recycling materials and resources, creating green jobs and improving infrastructure, transportation, storm water management and parks and recreation. In fact, Raleigh was named the #2 Fasted-Growing Clean (Green) Economy Job Growth among 100 Largest Metros by The Brookings Institution. It’s a three-level plan that’s made Raleigh the first LED City on the planet and given us a chance at a higher quality of life. And meeting planners can also benefit from these practices by their events and attendees utilizing these green infrastructures and features around Raleigh.
The next Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock’s webinar “ACKNOWLEDGING, ASSESSING AND ENABLING THE MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS OF GRASSLAND LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS THROUGH A PARTICIPATORY PROCESS” will look at the multiple functions that are provided by livestock grazing systems. The webinar will include a plenary session that will outline the context for Action Network 2’s, Restoring Value to Grasslands, work on Multifunctionality of livestock grazing systems and introduce you to a multifunctional framework; followed by four parallel case study sessions that applied the framework in various regions of the world, and a final plenary session with feedback from the parallel sessions and open discussion.