In order for corporate sustainability approaches to actually work, they need to be genuine and authentic.
Recent advancements in the ways organizations measure sustainability performance could lead to a truly authentic approach to sustainability in the business sector.
There are four main ways that greening can benefit businesses.
Business closures and recent rain contribute to Los Angeles’ recent uptick in air quality.
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The response to COVID-19 suggests how we can leverage entrepreneurial approaches to climate change.
Businesses can make up for inaction on climate by government by investing in energy and fuel efficiency.
Without the private sector cutting carbon emissions – rather than just lobbying the government for action on climate – the world will never reach the temperature targets of the Paris Agreement.
Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system.
With a Trump administration hostile to action on climate change, businesses need to go beyond just complying with environmental regulations and take on the whole system.
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As a remedy to rampant consumerism and the throwaway culture of fast-fashion, a few clothing brands actively encourage their customers to buy less.
Ahead of the Paris climate summit businesses have made pledges, including to purchase power from renewable generation.
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What have businesses put on the table ahead of the Paris climate summit in December?
Businesses should definitely be involved in sustainable development, but watch out for ‘greenwash’.
Have the Sustainable Development Goals been co-opted by big business?
Corporate capitalism has locked humanity into a process of creative self-destruction.
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To make a meaningful difference to climate change, businesses will have to break out of a cycle of exploiting the earth’s resources in ever-more creative ways.
Time for new thinking.
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Many people consider capitalism the cause of climate change. Can leading thinkers in business and academia make business the primary means to tackle the climate crisis?