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For businesses, particularly CPG companies hoping to generate multiple sustainability benefits from their investments, look no further than seaweed. Why seaweed? “Seaweed is having a moment,” a recent CBS Morning News feature reported, in large part because of the role that it can play in restoring ocean health and addressing the climate crisis. The global
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Gasoline prices at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc gas station in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings and announced it had set itself a bigger carbon reduction target. The Anglo-Dutch company
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There is no shortage of early-stage startups developing software applications to support carbon accounting and emissions management — there’s even one, Sinai Technologies, working on analytics to help businesses set an internal price on carbon.   As corporate interest in integrating and managing sustainability metrics intensifies, however, the category is attracting the notice of much more
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free newsletter. Subscribe here. “Geen short selling meer,” or something to that effect, likely read the first recorded financial regulation, a ban on short selling, the practice of betting that a particular stock will go down. A lot has changed since the Dutch banned stock shorting in 1608. A lot,
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Reprinted with permission from Planet Tracker. What messages should financial institutions be taking away from the recent United Nation Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming? With the financial markets focused on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, it was easy to miss the biodiversity agenda. We believe there are three
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Let’s assume for a moment that the negotiators and world leaders attending COP26, the United Nations climate summit starting next week, manage to cobble together enough of a consensus to declare victory. And that the whole two-week event taking over Glasgow, Scotland — part negotiation, part showcase, part three-ring spectacle — concludes with one of
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Athletes and the broader sports community traditionally have not had much of a presence at prior global climate conferences. That will change at COP26, taking place next month in Glasgow, Scotland. The COP26 Sports Community Manifesto, signed by a global roster of more than 200 athletes, sports organizations and their leaders, will be presented to
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“We’ve been pressing the snooze button for 30 years,” said Johan Rockström, a co-developer of the planetary boundaries framework, last week during the TED Countdown Summit about the human response to climate change. He reminded the audience that the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the sixth report from the
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This week’s run time is 46:54. WEEK IN REVIEW (4:40) FEATURES The promise of ‘reforestation in a box’ (14:05) The founder of Terraformation — former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong — addresses the challenge of scaling reforestation, which could generate an estimated $1 trillion in revenue for landowners in the coming decades. Athletes team up for
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In this article RY4C-IE The CEO of Ryanair has acknowledged the need for ambitious sustainable aviation fuel targets while also expressing concerns about how food prices could be affected. During a discussion at CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum on Wednesday, Michael O’Leary said his firm was investing “a lot of money” with Trinity College Dublin on
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Date/Time: November 18, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) As governments step up efforts to strengthen the Paris Agreement at COP26 and tackle the climate emergency, corporate action has never been more critical. Join our webinar and learn how, for the first time, corporations can achieve carbon neutrality, protect tropical rainforests, and directly support the
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free newsletter. Subscribe here. So, how’re we all doing, friends? I ask because, honestly, I’ve been better. I spent this past weekend plummeting down the climate Twitter rabbit hole of despair, and still haven’t quite clawed my way out again. Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough, or smart enough, to avoid
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This post originally appeared on NRDC’s Expert Blog. Global warming is escalating even faster than we thought. According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next century. Crossing the temperature threshold projects more intense climate hazards, such as sea levels drastically
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Afghanistan’s gross domestic product could see a contraction of up to 30% following the Taliban takeover, the IMF said in its latest regional economic report. Jihad Azour, director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, said the country’s situation was deteriorating, even before Kabul fell. “They were facing more than one shock — drought,
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The circular economy — the idea of integrating sourcing, production and consumption within common systems to minimize waste, extend the life-cycle of products and stimulate innovation across the value chain to advance sustainability — is a powerful concept. While not a new idea — it builds upon methods such as life-cycle analysis and the pioneering
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In 1988, during the U.S. presidential campaign, George H.W. Bush famously said, “Those who think we are powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect forget about the White House effect.” A third of a century later, that pithy sound bite turned out to be hollow, as most political pronouncements about climate change were at
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All eyes at next month’s COP26 climate conference will be on governments’ willingness to back up their rhetoric on cutting greenhouse gas emissions with solid, verifiable commitments. Yet no matter what the politicians deliver, getting the job done will rest largely on the shoulders of the world’s business leaders. Business has undeniably helped fuel the
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The growing supply of environmental, social and governance-related exchange-traded funds won’t be enough to meaningfully mitigate broad issues such as climate change, Van Eck Associates’ CEO says. “ESG is good as a coherent investment approach on a fund-by-fund basis to make a difference and it’s good signaling, but to put it in perspective, it’s not
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This week’s run time is 37:56. WEEK IN REVIEW (2:30) FEATURES What’s in store for COP 26 (16:30) James Murray, editor in chief of BusinessGreen, offers a preview of developments we might expect from the highly anticipated summit starting Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. Tips for being ‘climate positive’ (27:40) Sustainable business strategist David Jaber
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Dealing with climate change can seem impossibly costly. By all accounts, the toll will be many trillions of dollars annually for many years to come. So far, efforts have been patchy and painful. Washington is momentarily engaged in a high-wire act to fund a multitrillion-dollar, climate-focused package that could make or break Uncle Sam’s decarbonization
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All hail accountants! The green-eyeshades profession’s stock has risen recently, as companies seek to address their sustainability challenges. Accountants’ ability to translate risks and opportunities into numbers, the theory goes, will enable the rest of us to evaluate the financial impacts and assess the resilience of a given product, brand or company. And by embedding
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It sounds miraculous: In February, as acute snowstorms and record-low temperatures pummeled the southern United States, as transportation hubs in Texas closed and the region came to a standstill, just one airport in the entire state remained open: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, better known as DFW. The historic, deadly Texas Freeze left millions without power
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Mars has ramped up its net-zero target to cover its entire business and supply chain, including the greenhouse gases generated by its agriculture and suppliers as well as emissions produced by consumers using its food, drink and pet food products, the multinational firm announced this week. The new net zero by 2050 target marks a
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