The commitment by Mondelēz International to use 100% sustainable cocoa makes business sense — but it now it needs to demonstrate it can truly improve people’s lives and the planet, says one analyst.
We match selected startups with our Corporate Partners business needs and together we accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program…
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has completed work on a pilot sustainable drainage scheme at Mill Street in Pontypridd – which has introduced green features to help reduce surface water flooding and divert it from traditional drainage systems in heavy rainfall. The pilot, which is fully-funded by Welsh Government, has introduced a tree pit and rain garden to provide an adaptive form of flood alleviation that improves the area’s aesthetics and biodiversity, and is also resilient for the future. The new rain garden is sized at 35m2, and will provide drainage for the surface water run-off from the nearby concreted car park, which is 1,085m2. Prior to the works, water run-off from this area would flow directly into the drainage systems – and it is hoped this will be reduced by up to 50% following the delivery of the pilot scheme.
The economic shock that accompanied the sudden onset of the global COVID-19 crisis caught many companies (and industries) off-guard. While some corporations haphazardly scrambled to ensure their financial viability in the face of the chaos, others were better prepared to absorb the direct hit to their business that the pandemic is delivering. Companies that have taken a holistic approach to understanding and managing enterprise risk embody a corporate culture rooted in strong governance.
Happy Earth Month! This April, MEC and our partners are celebrating with creative initiatives you can get in on. Find out how to join the Climb for Climate challenge, pick up a free sapling, upcycle your unwanted socks and take action for our favourite planet. Join the Climb for Climate challenge. Get outside to give back. The challenge? Log as many vertical metres as possible from now until April 30. For every 20m of vertical you climb, MEC will donate $1 to Protect Our Winters Canada. Our goal is 500,000 metres of vertical overall, which would equal 56 Everests and a giant $25,000 donation. Rack up the metres of elevation however you like – run, bike, ski, climb, hike, you name it. It’s free to sign up, you get a 1-month FATMAP Explore voucher, and yep, we’ll have prizes!