(3BL/JustMeans) Coconut oil is growing in popularity. It is projected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.75 percent. The wide range of health benefits associated with coconut oil is one of the main drivers of market growth. What is lacking in the coconut oil industry is sustainable certification.
FROM THE EDITOR
Energy Majors Make Moves Toward Renewables—Again
“Could renewables be the Majors’ next big thing?” That’s the provocative question raised in a white paper by Wood MacKenzie, a research and consultancy group, promoted through its subsidiary, Greentech Media. A few years back, the major oil and gas companies had small but active units dedicated to renewable energy sources. When oil reached $100 a barrel, these exploratory departments went quiet. Now, as the rapid growth of wind and solar power radically reshapes energy markets, Big Oil is getting back into the renewables game. Whether the Majors are “leading the way in shaping strategies to capture a piece of the action” as the paper claims may be a stretch, but there’s clearly some movement away from a sole focus on fossil fuels and towards renewables. Read the details here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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News & Blogs
(3BL Media/Jutmeans) – Sustainable finance is a rapidly accelerating global movement. Countries from China to France and the UK have launched initiatives to boost flows of private capital for climate and sustainability. The value of investment assets committed to the Principles for Responsible Investment is now over $73 trillion.
(3BL/JustMeans) Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers (STEM) careers. The percentage of women in STEM careers has stagnated since 2001, particularly within the engineering and computing workforces where only 12 percent and 26 percent of the workforces are women. And the number of women working at tech companies is seriously low. Men make up 80 percent of the tech industry’s global workforce.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies are making a conscious effort to increase their numbers of female and minority employees in order to improve workplace diversity. However, helping employees feel they are valued and included is a complex process. Achieving this goal can give companies an advantage to outperform their competitors in the marketplace.
Guest blog by Joe Arvai, Erb Institute, U of Michigan
If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by President Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children worldwide. Every year, it kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the age of five years, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five years old worldwide. It affects children and families everywhere, but is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
State Street Corporation has released its 2016 Corporate Responsibility report, which highlights the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship, and environmental, social and governance activities. The report details how State Street exceeded its environmental goals set for 2020, three years ahead of schedule, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use by 20 percent per person, and diverting 90 percent of waste sent to landfills.