S & S News: The Week in Highlights 23.06.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

Broadcasting the latest in sustainability this week, Bank of England governor Mark Carney calls for a financial stress test to spur firm’s strategies to manage climate risk. Heading to the Himalayas, observations now record that the melting in their glaciers have doubled since 2000.

Whilst a poll finds 2/3 of Britons want faster action on climate, the Government rejects all 18 key recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committees January Fixing Fashion report (stay tuned for my analysis published @fashionroundtable newsletter). Questionable antics from MP Mark Field this week see him man handle a Greenpeace protestor at a black-tie city event.

Sadiq Khan announces London’s first ‘car free day’ to hit the city on September 28th across 18 boroughs.

Supermarkets sit centre stage as it is revealed 11 of the UK’s largest players have only an average packaging recycling rate of 52%. Meanwhile Sainsbury’s launches a ‘meat free’ butcher, Aldi extends its plastic free trial and McFlurry’s bid adieu to plastic as their new cardboard cups are revealed.

Featuring fashion news, Boohoo faces widespread and warranted criticism after releasing a collection made from recycled polyester however the garments themselves are not recyclable/ do not come close to countering the environmental impact the fast fashion brand has.

In a bid to appeal to a wider customer base ASOS launch a distinguished sustainable category. Finally, gold goes to Net A Porter who launch Net Sustain, a platform to help customers identify environmentally friendly brands.

‘Unprecedented risks’: Bank of England will stress-test UK financial system for climate-related risks via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3077748/-unprecedented-risks-bank-of-england-will-stress-test-uk-financial-system-for-climate-related-risks

Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/himalayan-glacier-melting-doubled-since-2000-scientists-reveal

Two-thirds of Britons want faster action on climate, poll finds via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/britons-want-faster-action-climate-poll

UK Rebuffs Proposals for Tougher Regulation of the Fashion Industry via Business of Fashion 

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-bites/uk-rebuffs-proposals-for-tougher-regulation-of-the-fashion-industry

Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London to tackle air pollution via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/sadiq-khan-announces-car-free-day-in-london-to-tackle-air-pollution

MP Mark Field accused of assaulting Greenpeace activist via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48714864

Sainsbury’s meat-free butchers: ‘This is an event for everyone’ via Campaign Live 

https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/sainsburys-meat-free-butchers-this-event-everyone/1588334

Research finds over half of supermarket packaging can’t be recycled via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3077788/research-finds-over-half-of-supermarket-packaging-cant-be-recycled

Plastic free: McDonald’s serves up revamped McFlurry packaging via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3077725/plastic-free-mcdonalds-serves-up-revamped-mcflurry-packaging

Boohoo’s green claims don’t wash, say critics via The Times 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/boohoo-s-green-claims-don-t-wash-say-critics-v7dcl8z6w

Net-A-Porter launches Net Sustain a platform to help customers identify environmentally friendly brands via Independent 

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/netaporter-net-sustain-sustainable-ethical-fashion-brands-stella-mccartney-a8965061.html

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