Heat Map design by Sigi Ahl Edelkoort observes how DesignWork blurs the boundaries between design, textiles and activism, fueling a new creative momentum for the company, calling it “A lifestyle brand found in the debris of overconsumption.
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A positive transition to circularity for work and workers. Circular economy provides wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. Jobs enhance this wellbeing by contributing to thriving societies and the equal distribution of wealth. The Jobs & Skills Programme defines and identifies circular jobs, analyses the environment needed to create them and maximise their societal benefits, and examines how best technology can play a positive part.
An alliance of NGOs has called for the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) to be reformed to ensure that more corporates are disclosing relevant climate-related information.
The EU NFRD reporting mechanism was created to ensure that the impacts of sustainability are considered more broadly throughout the whole business
The Alliance for Corporate Transparency issued the calls for improvement to get more corporates providing relevant climate-related disclosure.
The Climate Disclosure Standard Board’s (CDSB) “Falling short?” report, for example, states that 78% Europe’s 50 largest listed companies, which have a combined market capitalisation of $4.3trn, are failing to report climate-related risks, despite both NFRD and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) calling for such data to be included. The Alliance’s own research found that only 36.2% of European companies report on their climate targets, while just 14% report on aligning targets with the Paris Agreement.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritise investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. IATA’s call comes on the eve of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit which will meet virtually to debate moves toward a low-carbon future.