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Driving for change: the potential for technology to contribute to sustainability Globally, many companies, organizations and governments are driving change in sustainability – especially those in the technology sector. Our 2020 European Technology Index reveals: There is an increasing commitment to addressing environmental issues Companies are self-imposing targets and taking measurable steps to improve.
At the beginning of 2020, BlackRock laid a series of steps to make sustainability a key component of our investment approach, driven by an investment conviction that an understanding of sustainability issues is essential to long-term investment performance. In mid-2020, we surveyed our clients to better understand their drivers and challenges to sustainable investing, how the pandemic has affected their implementation, and how innovation can spur adoption. We heard from 425 investors in 27 countries representing as estimated U.S. $25 trillion in assets under management.
Maria Westerbos, founder and director of the Plastic Soup Foundation, outlines some of the problems and solutions needed to reduce plastic pollution in the environment.
Within the framework of the EU funded-SwitchMed Programme, UNIDO has organised a match-making event for the benefit of professionals in the plastics sector in Tunisia. The event took place on 18-19 December 2018 at the Novotel Tunis hotel, and served as a forum for exchange between Tunisian and foreign organisations around the theme of the circular economy of plastic. Exchanges between national and international actors have generated knowledge transfers, and possibly technologies in the future.
New York has joined California, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in requiring the biggest sources of food waste to donate excess food or recycle food waste. The hope is to keep food, and its related methane emissions, out of landfills. The new law took affect on January 1, 2021. The law, called the Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law, first passed in 2019. As of the start of this year, businesses and institutions with an average of two tons of food waste per week now must donate edible foods and recycle any food scraps, given that the business or institution is located within 25 miles of a facility that can process the scraps.