S & S News: The Week in Highlights 19.10.2019

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.

Whilst MP’s are debating Brexit on a Saturday, check this week’s sustainability news. In finance the IMF prepare to integrate climate risks into economic analysis. The UK’s natural capital is valued at almost £1trillion and the Government introduces a ‘landmark’ environment bill which accelerates decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050. Touching on transport, Extinction Rebellion clash with cheery London commuters en route to the daily grind. The Guardian continues to pave the way in publishing as it becomes a B Corp with targets of net zero by 2030. Vehicle manufacturers Volvo also reveal plans to go carbon neutral by 2040. In food and bev, Calsburg unveils sustainable bottles made from paper waste.

Finally, in fashion, Asos sales slump with pre-tax profits falling 68% whilst vinyasa flow enabling athletic brand Lululemon fall under scrutiny as factory workers in Bangladesh producing their athleisure kit cite beatings. Adidas launches Infinite play in collaboration with Stuffstr, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA Partners. This customer incentivisation scheme encourages users to pass on old sports wear and trade for e-gift cards/loyalty points.

UK’s natural capital valued at almost £1tr via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082814/uks-natural-capital-valued-at-almost-gbp1tr

IMF says it is ‘gearing up’ to integrate climate risks into economic analysis via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082808/imf-gearing-up-very-rapidly-to-integrate-climate-risks-into-economic-analysis

Volvo pledges to go carbon neutral by 2040 via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082749/volvo-targets-pledges-to-go-carbon-neutral-by-2040

Guardian becomes B Corp and targets net zero by 2030 via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3082685/guardian-becomes-b-corp-and-targets-net-zero

Are paper bottles a solution to reduce plastic waste? Via Green Biz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/are-paper-bottles-solution-reduce-plastic-waste

Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters could face police investigation via Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/

Government introduces ground-breaking Environment Bill

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-introduces-ground-breaking-environment-bill

Climate change: Emperor penguin ‘needs greater protection’ via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49978007

UK plans to accelerate decarbonisation of transport sector via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/15/uk-to-accelerate-plans-for-decarbonisation-of-transport-sector

Rise of renewables may see off oil firm’s decades earlier than they think via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/14/rise-renewables-oil-firms-decades-earlier-think

Workers making £88 Lululemon leggings claim they are beaten via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/14/workers-making-lululemon-leggings-claim-they-are-beaten

What’s in the government’s new environment bill? Via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50044870

Asos profits plunge 68% after tumultuous year of IT chaos via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/16/asos-profits-plunge-70-after-tumultuous-year-of-it-chaos

Adidas launches recycling initiative to customers via Eco Textile

https://www.ecotextile.com/2019101625147/fashion-retail-news/adidas-launches-recycling-initiative-to-customers.html

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