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5 Key Sustainability Developments in 2018

5 Key Sustainability Developments in 2018

As someone who has developed sustainability targets, adopted ESG (environmental, social and governance) best practices and evaluates various corporate responsibility programs day to day, week to week, I have seen a lot of positive change over the past year – and am aware of the numerous challenges all of us in this function face. With that said, based on what I’ve observed over the past year, here are five key sustainability developments I have...
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Urbanization and the  Future of Cities  Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

Urbanization and the Future of Cities Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

For the past few decades, urbanization has grown exponentially around the world, where more and more people are moving to cities. Since 2009, the UN Habitat estimates that over 3 million people move to cities every week given that urban areas offer migrants in hopes of finding a better job and a higher standard of living. The increasing population numbers have raised issues of congestion, distribution of resources, and increased pressure on waste...
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Sustainability Is No Longer An Afterthought In The Fashion Industry

Sustainability Is No Longer An Afterthought In The Fashion Industry

Meeting the demands of increasingly environmentally conscious shoppers, the fashion industry, known as one of the worst-polluting sectors, is embracing sustainability as the new “it” trend.
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Teresa Fogelberg decorated as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands

Teresa Fogelberg decorated as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands

Teresa Fogelberg decorated as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands for her global leadership in sustainability and the advancement of the position of women
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Collaborative CSR: When 1 + 1 = 3

Collaborative CSR: When 1 + 1 = 3

COMPANIES committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) know that it leads to an enhanced reputation and can even be a tool to attract, retain and develop managerial talent.
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No Trust, No Dust Incinerators are Not a Suitable Solution for Lebanon

No Trust, No Dust Incinerators are Not a Suitable Solution for Lebanon

The incinerator industry often promotes incinerators as having “zero emissions” or as being “safe for community health”. The truth, however, is that all incinerators contaminate people and the environment with toxic and cancer-causing emissions.
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Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the world’s schools lack clean drinking water, toilets and handwashing facilities, putting millions of children at risk of disease, experts warned on Monday.
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When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans?

When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans?

The Uninhabitable Earth Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.
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New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting.
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Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday.
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