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Les classements et les listes ESG ne sont pas parfaitement fiables pour ceux qui s’en inspirent dans leurs décisions d’achat et d’investissement. Appolinary Kalashnikova/Unsplash

Voici pourquoi les classements des entreprises les plus responsables ne sont pas toujours fiables

Des entreprises qui se classent bien sur certaines listes évaluant les critères environnementaux, sociaux et de gouvernance (ESG), arrivent en bas d’autres listes. À quels classements se fier ?
Technological advances can help manage more efficient, sustainable and accountable farming practices. (Shutterstock)

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges.
ESG rankings and lists aren’t often entirely reliable for consumers or investors wanting to make decisions on companies they buy from or invest in. Appolinary Kalashnikova/Unsplash

Sustainability rankings don’t always identify sustainable companies

Some companies rank high on some lists that measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, and rank near the bottom on other lists. Which rankings should we trust?
Élèves du Pensionnat indien de Metlakatla, en Colombie-Britannique. (William James Topley. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-015037)

L’action collective réglée, il ne faut pas oublier les histoires des survivants des pensionnats autochtones

Les archives publiques sont précieuses pour comprendre comment se crée la mémoire collective. Si l’on ne prête pas attention aux voix et aux expériences autochtones, le regard colonial perdurera.
Students of the Metlakatla Indian Residential School, B.C. (William James Topley. Library and Archives Canada, C-015037)

Residential school survivors’ stories and experiences must be remembered as class action settlement finishes

The destruction of IAP residential school records and media reports that continually emphasize compensation will ensure that if remembered, the process will be remembered through a colonial gaze.
Fight for equity in women’s college sports has been a decadeslong battle. Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

Unequal treatment for college women’s basketball players has deep historical roots

College basketball has long favored men over women athletes, history shows. The disparities that surfaced during March Madness are the latest example.
Les interactions précoces des enfants avec leur environnement sont essentielles pour que le système immunitaire apprenne à faire la différence entre les bons et les mauvais microbes qui provoquent des maladies. CDC/Cade Martin

Un an de restrictions sanitaires augmente les risques d'allergies, d’asthme et de maladies auto-immunes chez les enfants

Les mesures de prévention de la Covid empêchent le système immunitaire des enfants de se développer correctement. Ils pourraient souffrir davantage d’allergies, d’asthme et de maladies auto-immunes.
Children’s early interactions with their environment are essential for the immune systems to learn to differentiate between safe versus dangerous disease-causing microbes. (CDC/Cade Martin)

A year of COVID-19 lockdown is putting kids at risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases

COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.
A person is covered by a sheet as a group advocating for provincially mandated paid sick days for workers participates in a ‘die-in’ rally outside Queen’s Park in Toronto, in January 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

A year of COVID-19 has illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days

Workers shouldn't have to choose between working while sick and supporting themselves and their families. Post-pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and take permanent action on paid sick days.
Dans un avenir rapproché, des tracteurs robotisés reliés à une base de données pourront sillonner les champs en semant à chaque endroit une quantité exacte de semence et de fertilisant, permettant de ce fait d’abaisser le niveau de consommation énergétique, de pollution et de gaspillage. Shutterstock

Voici trois innovations en agriculture qui vont révolutionner notre alimentation tout en aidant la planète

La production alimentaire locale tout au long de l’année est à notre portée et réduira l’impact de l’agriculture sur le climat – mais seulement si nous adoptons la technologie agricole.
Soon robotic smart tractors will drive themselves through fields and will use data to plant the right seed in the right place and give each plant exactly the right amount of fertilizer, cutting down on energy, pollution and waste. (Shutterstock)

3 technologies poised to change food and the planet

Year round local food production is within our grasp, and will slash agriculture's climate impact — but only if we embrace agricultural technology.
Community members from Blueberry River First Nations collect STREAM samples in Fort St. John, B.C. (Raegan Mallinson/Living Lakes Canada)

Healthy rivers: Communities use DNA tool to keep tabs on freshwater quality

In Canada, watersheds are vast and often inaccessible, making it difficult to monitor the health of these ecosystems. A new tool helps communities collect data to assess the state of Canada's rivers.
Tampa, Fla., is hosting Sunday’s Super Bowl football game, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Why the risk of attending the Super Bowl in Tampa during the pandemic might be too great

Public health officials and politicians have access to the same data on COVID-19 cases, deaths and transmission, but might arrive at different conclusions.

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