Rose Marcario is a CEO with a vision that goes beyond the bottom line. Yes, she’s helped apparel company Patagonia reportedly quadruple its revenue — but she’s also steered the popular brand onto a world-changing mission. “I don’t think it’s a conflict of interest to say that you can make money, and have a prosperous and successful business, and you can also do good in the world,” Marcario told Business Insider in 2019 for an interview for our 100 People Transforming Business list.
The pandemic has made people more concerned about sustainability than ever, and businesses are the focuses of their collective ire, with most saying they don’t take enterprise sustainability goals (ESGs) seriously. The solution, Oracle says, is to put AIs in charge. Oracle’s 2022 ESG Global Study surveyed some 11,000 consumers and businesses, and its findings reveal a population overwhelmingly frustrated with a lack of progress toward sustainability initiatives (94 percent). Seventy-eight percent also say that they’re frustrated with the lack of progress businesses have made on the ESG front. Consumers aren’t content to let businesses pat themselves on the back either: nearly half said that they believe businesses have more power than individuals or governments to affect change, and 89 percent said they need to see proof that progress is being made toward ESG goals.
Multiple Chinese media outlets are reporting that Binance China’s influence is “growing” in the Middle Kingdom after the exchange’s domestic arm joined the United Nations Global Compact sustainability drive.
As the U.S. cotton industry moves to meet its 2025 sustainability goals, a new protocol could lend improved transparency to the industry.