'Sustainability’ and ‘climate-friendly’ might not be the first thing we think of when imagining a chemical company. Has Japanese giant Sumitomo Chemical succeeded in driving sustainability in their industry? And how are they encouraging staff to engage in blue-sky thinking in this area? We sit down with Yoshihisa Takasaki, Manager at Sumitomo Chemical’s Responsible Care Department and Ms. Kathleen Buyle, CSR Manager at Sumitomo Chemical Europe to discuss this and more.
A year-end look at the best podcasts from Longitudes
We fully embraced the podcasting craze in 2017, launching Longitudes Radio in October. The mission? To bring more conversations about where the world is heading straight to you.
In our inaugural season, we explored how UPS is building the Network of the Future, talked about the qualities of an effective public speaker and predicted what blockchain means for international commerce as we know it.
Were Japanese companies like Mitsubishi Corp ahead of the curve when it came to including corporate responsibility into their business values? And how has sustainability evolved in the decades since Mitsubishi Corp first became active in this area? We speak with Julie Rogers, General Manager for Corporate Communications and Sustainability at Mitsubishi Corporation Europe and WBCSD’s James Gomme to get their first-hand insights.
With the world on the precipice of a water crisis, what do we need to do to better manage this precious natural resource? And what role can business play? To discuss this, I’m joined by Henk Ovink, the Netherland’s Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP at Kellogg’s, and Tatiana Fedotova, The World Business Council’s Water Director.
Returning that ugly Christmas sweater isn’t as easy as you think.
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Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want.
Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, co-founder and CEO of Optoro, argues. In this episode, the leader of the reverse logistics company explains how an innovative returns approach creates return customers.
This week, Panorama brings you to the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, where we sit down three experts at the event. Jennifer Austin, Policy Director at We Mean Business; Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development and Mobility at Michelin; and Ed Cameron, senior climate advisor to WBCSD give their perspectives on progress of the Paris Agreement and the contribution of business at COP23.
A President’s perspective from Felipe Calderón: Renewable energy in the United States, sustainable cities and the just transition
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Panorama is WBCSD’s new content stream for looking at sustainability from a different perspective. Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable.
As the World Health Organization and people around the globe celebrate World No Tobacco Day, we invite you to join us for part two of our series on tobacco control. Over the last ten years the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use has successfully supported 59 countries in passing laws or policies, reaching nearly 3.5 billion people and saving an estimated 30 million lives.