Spotlighting Whole Child, Whole School Sustainability in the State of Washington
Year round, the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and its Green Strides outreach initiative share promising practices and resources in the areas of safe, healthy, and sustainable school environments; nutrition and fitness; and environmental education.
Abu Dhabi aims to ban single-use plastic bags by 2021
Abu Dhabi announced Tuesday it aims to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the United Arab Emirates capital by 2021.
Inside the Boy Scouts of America’s Sustainability Treehouse | Designs & Ideas on Dornob
The Boy Scout’s of America’s massive West Virginia treehouse isn’t all about fun and adventure. It’s also teaching campers how to live cleaner and greener.
Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker
Rivian has added another $2.5 billion to its coffers, with the electric truck company closing its first investment round of 2020.The further cash injection…
Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: PONT NEUF
PARIS, FRANCE The Pont Neuf is considered to be the oldest stone bridge in Paris. Henri IV ordered it to be constructed in 1578. Tw…
Gartner Survey Finds 87% of Business Leaders Expect to Increase Sustainability Investment Over the Next Two Years
A new Gartner, Inc. survey revealed that 87% of business leaders expect to increase their organisation’s investment in sustainability over the next two years. Customers are the primary stakeholder group creating pressure for organisations to invest or act on sustainability issues, selected by 80% of executives, followed by investors (60%) and regulators (55%). “Sustainability enables businesses to cope with disruption,” said Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner. “Economic uncertainty, geopolitical conflict and escalating materials and energy costs are forcing businesses to reexamine all forms of expenditure. This focus on essentialism, in combination with increasing stakeholder desire to see progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, creates new opportunities for enterprises to grow while mitigating cost and risk.” The survey was conducted in June and July 2022 among 221 respondents in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Respondents were executives in director roles or above within organisations with enterprise-wide annual revenue of at least $250 million for fiscal year 2021, which are currently engaged in sustainability-related activities.