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COP26 'Missions' to Scale-up Cleantech

by Dulce Flores
Article

A cohort of governments from a variety of nations, including China, India, the UK, US and EU, are due to announce new plans today to accelerate investment in cleantech.

One Billion People Will Be Affected by Rising Temperature

by Richard Wright
Article

A billion people could be affected by extreme heat stress if the world’s temperature rises by 2°C, the Met Office has revealed. 

Heat stress, a deadly mixture of heat and humidity, is threatening the lives of people in regions across the globe, but figures could rise by nearly 15 times. 

According to the Met Office, at the new temperature, the number of people living in areas affected could rise from 68 million to one billion and a 4.0°C rise could see nearly half of the world’s population living in areas potentially affected. 

Five Ways to Make Black Friday Greener

by Allegra Walker
Blog

Now that the final crumbs of turkey and pumpkin pie have been consumed, the busiest sales day of the year is about to descend on us once again. The thrill of a bargain is sometimes hard to resist on Black Friday (Nov 26th) when you can save a decent amount of money by buying reduced items. 

While the world has been on the edge of a precipice and pandemic lockdowns around the world forced many shops to close last year, consumers stayed safely at home and embarked on some serious armchair shopping instead. 

Faces of Acre - The Value of the Alliance

by Grace Coleman
Blog

Behind the scenes of the impactful roles we place, the teams we build, our dedication to tackling climate change and sustainability challenges, is our ever-growing and passionate team. In our ongoing ‘Faces of Acre’ series, we want to shine a spotlight on the people who make up the Acre team and give our employees a platform to share their passions, speak up on important topics and talk about the pro bono work they take part in.   ​

Three Innovative Ways Retailers Are Tackling Sustainability Issues

by Camilla Thomson
Blog

While eco-savvy consumers have good intentions towards safeguarding the planet, sometimes standards slip – in the same way a packet of crisps might ‘accidentally’ slip into your shopping basket.  

Unfortunately, those lovely, crunchy crisps are protected by flexible plastic packaging not commonly accepted for kerbside collection (by a staggering 83 per cent of local authorities), a fact which will undoubtably leave a nasty taste in your mouth. 

A Sunny Future for US Power Grid

by Bailie Milton
Article

Solar energy could power 40 percent of America’s electricity by 2035, according to a new study.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Solar Futures Study which calls for massive deployment of clean energy sources to increase renewable power access throughout the country.

Diversity in Sustainability Releases Results From the State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey

by Grace Coleman
Press Release

TORONTO, September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Diversity in Sustainability (DiS) announced the results of its State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability Survey. With 1,500 respondents, this survey provides valuable insights into the sector of sustainability, including detailed demographics, barriers to entry and advancement, and a view of individual experiences and organizational approaches to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), mainly in the geographies of Canada, United States and the United Kingdom.

Four Eco Travel Tips

by Grace Coleman
Blog

With the continued uncertainty around foreign travel, staycations are more popular than ever before. Though the boom in staycations is helping our economy and local businesses, it has also been having a positive effect on the environment. The Global Carbon Project estimates that due to grounding of many flights during the peak of the pandemic, we saw CO2 emissions from aviation reduce by up to 60 per cent. After months of ongoing lockdowns and restrictions, many of us are dreaming of a holiday this summer.

The Future of Sustainable Travel

by Grace Coleman
Blog

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that life is too short. And that we should stop and take stock of how to thrive more successfully.

A key component of this is being mindful about how to help repair the planet post-pandemic, in terms of lowering our individual carbon footprint, and being fully aware of urgent challenges such as climate change.

While foreign travel isn’t fully back on the cards yet, more people are making greener decisions about how they will travel to lessen the impact on the environment.

Developing Crucial Caring Skills: Taking 'Time Out' As Parents or Unpaid Carers Needs a Rebrand

by Grace Coleman
Blog

When the pandemic turned our lives upside down, leaders all across the country found themselves drawing on a particular set of skills: empathy, resilience, stress tolerance. These were the go-to skills to support their teams, protect their wellbeing and keep them functioning.

Amid the chaos, caring for each other was paramount.

Yet for such an important set of skills, we often overlook an obvious way to develop them: caring as a parent, guardian or unpaid carer.

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