The European Commission has proposed a ban on single-use plastic items like plastic forks and knives and cotton buds. This petition would help lower carbon emissions and keep marine ecosystems safer from pollution.
Even if your main mission isn’t environmental, the pressure is on all of us to combat the climate crisis. But it can be challenging to create a positive impact on the planet when you’re already stretched to deliver your primary purpose. In our next WISE Ways to Lead webinar on Tuesday 22 November from 1-2pm, we’ll be joined by Elaine Brown who is driving forward the concept of re-use and repair through her social enterprise, The Edinburgh Remakery. Elaine’s in-depth knowledge won her the Environmental Champion title in this year’s WISE100, and she will be sharing her tips and ideas for the small (and bigger) things that can help kick-start your business’s environmental journey. We’ll also hear from Alison Marjoram of P3 Charity, a social enterprise that supports vulnerable people in England.
Circular economy (CE) and digitalisation are the two megatrends that are shaping the 21st century, influencing the way economy, society and the environment develop and interact. For a long time, these two trends have been seen as divergent or even conflicting. On the one hand, our world is becoming more and more digital. Digitalisation saturates and changes almost every aspect of our lives. And on the other side, it is becoming ever more apparent that the way we live and do business is having a negative impact on our planet. It is obvious that we cannot continue as we have so far; we need more sustainable development in all areas of life. This whitepaper explores the ways in which digital technologies could become key enablers of the circular economy, bringing important benefits to companies, consumers, and the environment. While this potential remains largely untapped, possible ways to bridge the gap between theory and practice are also discussed, particularly when it comes to developing innovative solutions, supportive policies and framework conditions.
Read the full article at: digitalswitzerland.com
The global climate crisis we are facing is impacting society, business and our environment. It is widely accepted that there needs to be radical change to the way we do business with an immediate focus on the next decade. We need to put in place more sustainable systems, that will allow us to meet the climate change targets set by the Paris Accord. Across the globe, businesses, both small and large, are making changes to the way they function to reduce their carbon impact and operate in a manner that will allow them to remain investible. This event will look at BT’s climate action journey. Having set its first carbon reduction target in 1992, BT was one of the first companies in the world to set a science-based target aligned to a 1.5 degree pathway.