Small particle air pollution – when will we clear it? PM2.5 (small particle) air pollution is one of the most harmful types for human health, exposure has been linked to heart and lung disease, mental health and many other conditions including stroke, cancer and mental health. Air pollution also disproportionally affects children. A global study …
Greenwashing is insidious and widespread. It’s also harmful to your reputation, one of the main sources of value from taking meaningful action on sustainability issues.
And greenwashing is becoming a tidal wave.
So how should marketers and other professionals tackle this?
Most major sustainability issues have important risk dimensions for companies – and societies. In many cases these are still not adequately represented in board-level discussion, company risk assessments or registers.
WEF’s Global Risk Report provides a very useful, comprehensive global review and outlook upon what is important, and this article provides an overview of 2022’s report.
Overall Glasgow’s COP26 made good progress in some areas but failed to move others forward - what was really achieved? The world is still way off track for the Paris 1.5 degrees C – the widely accepted target that only really represents ‘hopefully not too dangerous’.
While we've been concerned with action on climate and tied up with Covid19, a larger, related crisis is brewing. Businesses are waking up to the need for action on biodiversity.
Biodiversity is one of many issues organisations should consider when developing (or reviewing) sustainable business strategy. Many organisations have biodiversity-related dependencies and impacts stemming from their location, supply chains, products and services.
UK Government announces diesel and petrol car ban to be brought forward to 2035 while dispute mires COP 26 announcement in a mixed day of climate news.
Research shows people are losing trust in public institutions and even capitalism as it is now. What can businesses do to build trust?
Climate will remain perhaps the most vital sustainability issue of 2020, but the crucial question is, will attention finally convert into meaningful and proportionate action?
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change required all signatories (almost every country on earth) to avoid dangerous climate change, it also articulated the need to find equitable ways to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
What will be the big sustainability issues in 2020? Each year we look to identify the emerging and fast-moving sustainability issues (here are 2019’s) we believe will shape sustainable business practice. In 2020 these are not wholly new, but existing issues continue to gather momentum, move from the edge to the mainstream or become the …
Nature is slowly climbing our collective consciousness. As WWF have put it ‘the world is where we live’. We’re waking up to the fact that we can’t continue to use our land, water, air and oceans in ways that damage, disturb, pollute and degrade them. Will 2020 be the year that we turn the corner away from decline?