To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?
Today's linear economy--in which natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products, used, and thrown away--was successful in delivering economic development during the 20th century. However, global trends indicate that the traditional, linear model's ability to produce economic growth may become less viable, prompting a search for alternative approaches that can work in the long term.
This past week, New York was transformed into a marketplace of activity and ideas related to climate change and inclusive economic development, alongside Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly meetings, where the UN adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Much of the world was watching this transformative moment for sustainability, which was also a pivotal opportunity for business action.
We all felt it on the final day of our family vacation last week in the Pacific Northwest—that first unmistakable tinge of fall in the air, despite the warm weather. Coupled with angst-ridden discussions among the kids about potential teacher assignments, reality set in: It’s back-to-school time.
August 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
This past April, Waste Management’s CEO, David Steiner, declared that recycling in the United States is in crisis. He’s not alone. The CEOs from four of the country’s largest waste management companies have all recently called for a “dramatic overhaul” of our curb-side recycling system.
Exploring new business propositions with the circular economy
On Thursday June 4th 2015, four students from Stockholm School of Economics were announced as the winners of the 2015 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge. A professional jury of sustainability experts including Nespresso executives honoured the winning team for their original and integrated approach.