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July 07, 2021
People Editor

"Imagine if businesses actually chose to care, rather than pretending they did"

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand environmentalist and social entrepreneur Brianne West is the founder and CEO of plastic-free cosmetic company Ethique. After nine years, she’s convinced corporations, not governments or NGOs are the most effective Sustainability…
July 01, 2021
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How did the US do on the latest Sustainable Development Index?

NEW YORK: The latest UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Index is an assessment of each country’s overall performance of the 17 SDGs, launched by UN members in 2015. For example Finland, at the top of the Index, scored 85.9 – suggesting it is 86 percent…
July 01, 2021
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Thirty years to catastrophe: the climate crisis and Neoliberalism

CALGARY, Canada: Roberta Lexier is an associate professor in the Departments of General Education and Humanities at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She says scientists warned governments about the consequences of a warming planet in 1988 but were ignored…
June 22, 2021
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Bolloré Logistics wins platinum CSR rating

PUTEAUX, France: Bolloré Logistics has been awarded a Platinum level by Sustainable rating organisation EcoVadis with an overall score of 76/100. This tier recognises the company’s sustainable development and places Bolloré in the top one percent of over…
June 17, 2021
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Seven barriers to US corporate climate leadership

WASHINGTON, DC: Amy Meyer is Program manager–Corporate Climate Advocacy at the World Resources Institute. Together with WRI director of Sustainable Business & Innovation Eliot Metzger, she has authored a working paper identifying seven key barriers to climate…
June 16, 2021
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“There’s boldness and power behind the spirit and movement of sustainability”

ATLANTA: Jim Hartzfeld is head of Sustainability, North America for Brambles. His career also includes two decades at carpet manufacturer Interface, working with the legendary CEO Ray Anderson to ensure the company would reach net-zero at a time when 99.99…
June 01, 2021
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Mankind: act for the good of the whole or face extinction

STOCKHOLM/POTSDAM: Since 2018 Maersk Supply Service (MSS), part of A.P. Møller Maersk, has been providing offshore vessel support for DeepGreen Metals and its plans to mine 75,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean floor for potato-size nodules containing…
May 21, 2021
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Agility sponsors a voyage against time by kayak

KUWAIT: Bashar Al Huneidi is a world-class athlete and founder of Kayak4Kuwait. In 2017 he led an expedition sponsored by Agility that paddled kayaks 2,300 kilometres from Kuwait to Oman to raise awareness about marine pollution. His documentary ‘A Voyage…
May 20, 2021
People Editor

Logistics key to saving lives in COVID pandemic

BRUSSELS/BONN: As the European Commission signs a third contract today for 1.8 billion vaccine doses from BioNTech/ Pfizer for delivery between the end of this year to 2023, a study by Deutsche Post DHL says 10 billion doses will be required for high levels…
May 13, 2021
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Reform WHO to avoid another pandemic says report

GENEVA: A report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) says government leaders must fix the current world health system because it is unfit to prevent another COVID-19 or equivalent pandemic. The Panel, co-chaired by Helen…
May 13, 2021
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Deutsche Post DHL marks IDAHOBIT day

BONN: The Deutsche Post DHL Group has marked the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) by hoisting rainbow flags at its mail facilities across Germany, its headquarters in Bonn and operating sites internationally. IDAHOBIT…
May 12, 2021
People Editor

Bolloré recognised for biodiversity action

PUTEAUX, France: Bolloré Logistics has been recognised as an "entreprise engagée pour la nature" by Act4nature, an initiative backed by the French Biodiversity Agency to encourage company support for biodiversity. For the past seven years Bolloré has…

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