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A Securities and Exchange Commission task force will pursue public companies or fund managers if they deceive investors over strategies to address climate change risks.
Plantations for palm oil are blamed for rainforest destruction, but an artificial palm oil is close.
Indonesia’s environment ministry has issued a new regulation aimed at boosting domestic crop supplies, but critics say it prioritises the interests of agribusiness.
The high-profile exit of Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects from the pledge, called Architects Declare, exposes deep rifts in an industry that’s grappling with how to control its…
Dealers are advertising the COVID-19 vaccines as the UK prepares to roll out vaccinations
AuREUS extracts organic luminescent compounds from crop waste to create solar film that can turn UV light into renewable energy, even on cloudy days
Ontario Passes Legislation To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent But it’ll only happen if Quebec and New York State follow suit.
Ivory Coast and Ghana are cancelling all cocoa sustainability schemes that U.S.-based Hershey runs in their countries, accusing the chocolatemaker of trying to avoid paying a cocoa premium aimed at…
With Gen Z’s (or Zillenials) preferences for e-commerce, virtual payments and cryptocurrencies as well as markedly different consumption habits when it comes to meat and alcohol, Bank of America researchers…
Samuel Smith on Twitter Another novel protein source? New tech consortium exploring the conversion of woody biomass into protein meal for animal feed. @FuturesCentre. via @FeedNavigator https://t.co/l9CfL0Rzlh
It’s not just a terrible practice in the fashion industry! Hidden cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up
The financial services arm of Korean conglomerate Samsung has committed to stop backing coal power. This makes them the first Asian insurance group to stop underwriting new coal power. Until…
Plans include making one in three Eixample streets “green zones” and creating 21 public squares
The cost of housing is rising so much faster than wages that buyers increasingly rely on family wealth, say sociologist Lisa Adkins and political economist Martijn Konings
Hong Kong informers’ hotline receives 1,000 tip-offs within hours
Developed through centuries of a living relationship with the forest, the Muyong system of land-use and land tenure zoning is recognized as a highly advanced and effective forest management and…
An alternative voting mechanism aims to capture how strongly members of the public feel about a particular policy or topic, beyond simple approval or rejection. In ‘Quadratic Voting’, voters are…
Uber, Lyft and other gig economy giants have launched Proposition 22, a campaign to enable workers to “choose to work as independent contractors with control over where, when, how long and for who they work”, rather than be reclassified as employees with rights.
A new blockchain-based currency called SEEDS, built by the decentralised app creator Hypha and co-owned by all who contribute, aims to reward and finance people and organisations “committed to creating a healthier and more equitable planet”, and “nurture a globally regenerative culture”.
The Deccan Development Society (DDS), a network comprising some of India’s poorest and most marginalised women, was awarded the 2019 UNDP Equator Prize as “an outstanding example of a nature-based solution to climate change and sustainable development”, that is building local capacity.
The global movement Extinction Rebellion (XR) seeks to bring a new approach to climate activism, calling on participants to demonstrate the change they want to see in society, and making regenerative culture its organising principle.
Major fashion retail companies including H&M, Inditex/Zara and M&S are collaborating to develop business solutions that protect frontier forests, including Canada’s Boreal, the Amazon and forests in Indonesia, under the CanopyStyle Leaders initiative.
Isla Urbana, an interdisciplinary group of designers, urbanists, engineers, anthropologists, educators and artists, aims to build a water-responsible culture in communities across Mexico by integrating education and community empowerment with the installation of rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems.
Taiwan’s ‘open source, open government’ movement has been key to the country’s success in containing COVID-19. Taiwan was one of the first countries to detect the spread of COVID-19 in Wuhan, when a post on a public bulletin board was heavily upvoted.
In April 2020, the Editorial Board of the Financial Times published an op-ed titled “Virus lays bare the frailty of the social contract: Radical reforms are required to forge a society that will work for all”.
In July 2020, Nordea Asset Management dropped JBS, Brazil’s largest meat processor, from its full portfolio (not just ESG-focused funds) – withdrawing around € 40 million – after the company failed to address the investors’ concerns regarding its handling of deforestation.
Three people died as a result of a train derailment near Stonehaven, Scotland, on August 12, 2020. Due to a landslip further down the line, the train was ordered to return back the way it came from, towards Aberdeen, when it hit another landslip and was derailed.
Imperative 21, a network that describes themselves as a ‘business-led network driving economic systems change,’ are calling for RESET; a redesign to our current economic system.
China-US relations have shaped the modern global trade market, with China as a leader in technology. Yet as the relationship between the two countries weakens, companies are being caught in…
The International Chamber of Commerce, WWF, We Mean Business, United Nations Global Compact, the IUCN, and Business for Nature in June signed an open letter calling on CEOs to work…
The government of the Indian state, Andhra Pradesh, has launched a plan to become the first area with 100% natural farming methods by 2024. Along with the support of the…
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been called out by a group of British politicians whose inquiry into hate crime has highlighted their failing efforts to prevent extremism on their platforms….
As renewable energy expands, be that through mining for materials needed for technology or using land or open space for energy generation, the industries connected to renewables must act in…