While green debt is about to reach puberty, sustainability-linked bonds are still very much in diapers. We take a look at what we’ve learned about them one year on.
From takeout food to online shopping, more people are leveraging the safety and convenience of ordering online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As unprecedented as this moment in time is, consumers’ shifting purchasing habits have a silver lining—people are paying more attention to the sustainability of product packaging. While the pandemic has compounded an environmental crisis, consumers are paying attention to issues of sustainability in a different way and prioritizing the need for greater packaging sustainability. As we navigate this “new normal,” our awareness of just how much we are consuming has sharpened our focus on the need to advance toward a circular economy for a more sustainable world.
During the recent CES 2018 in Tempe, a group of about twenty researchers met to discuss our shared interests in using cultural evolutionary approaches to sustainability. Our group, composed of academics, consultants and non-academic researchers is seeking to create an official Sustainability Working Group of the CES.
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials (such as earth-packed tires). Earthships can be completely off-grid or partially off-grid. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate (with a permit) and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.
A change is coming to Norwegian Cruise Line: It’s doing away with single-use plastic bottles on its ships. Norwegian announced Wednesday it is partnering with JUST Goods Inc. (founded by rapper, actor and activist Jaden Smith and his family) to eliminate plastic bottles on it cruise ships by Jan. 1 and replace them with JUST’s paper cartons. The company estimates it will save more than six million single-use plastic bottles each year.
When it opens in 2023, IKEA’s new store in Copenhagen, Denmark will be unlike any other IKEA you know. It will be located right in the lively heart of the city, add a pop of green to the signature blue and yellow—and, oh, have a public park on its rooftop. Poised to stick out like a green thumb, the warehouse aims to connect city-dwellers of the “extremely busy” Meatpacking district to nature, while giving them a space to rest their tired feet.