Today, marks Earth day with a special focus this year on protecting our species. Pioneer of the environmental movement Rachel Carson in her seminal work Silent Spring, 1962 noted “In nature, nothing exists alone.” The global decline of our interconnectivity to neighbouring species and eco systems is on a dangerous trajectory impacted by climate change,…
What better way to use technology as a force for good than by downloading the innovations of disruptive developers who have sought to bring sustainable practices to you in simply one swipe. Whether it’s ethical consumption, disrupting the way we shop, reducing your carbon footprint, surveying the provenance of your purchases across various categories or donating your waste, as of 2019 there really is an app for everything. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite in no particular order to help handle your sustainable conundrums, so free up your storage, archive those WhatsApps and get installing!
S & S News Updates are a speedy, instant fix and de-briefing of salient current issues on the sustainability and social responsibility agenda. This update focuses on the review of the Bangladesh Accord.
If you’ve overhauled your fast fashion habit, adopted a flexitarian diet, avoided single use plastics like the plague, have you ever considered how your pensions are being invested to reflect your values? If you are actively trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle and avidly opposed to the oil, weapons or mining industries or an active campaigner for renewable energy and preserving natural resources, do you really want your prospective pension savings being invested into a portfolio that injects assets to the very causes you are fighting against? Cue, Socially Responsible Investing. This instalment of S & S Decoded seeks to unravel the concept of SRI as a long-term investment strategy to assess businesses and institutions that combine financial analysis with other criteria including environmental, social and good governance (ESG) factors. It will examine the various ¬screening processes, the metrics of ESG analysis and the factors that have fuelled the growth in the trajectory of the market. Through the provision of concrete examples, we can trace how the largest institutional investors and pension funds are engaging with SRI strategies to mitigate environmental, social and governance risks to create long term intangible value and financial returns for all stakeholders.
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. The dust has settled and it's back to work, scroll through what you may have missed over the festive period.
Are you searching for some sustainable sneaks with a story to their sole? The sneaker industry currently produces over 15 billion pairs of trainers annually which have a seismic environmental and social impact. This article analyses the environmental performance of our most beloved footwear through a life cycle assessment and provides a plethora of sustainable, innovative trainer brands with designs that embrace circularity so you can purchase with purpose!
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. This week sees the COP24 in Katowice agree on a strategic plan to reach the terms made in Paris in…